Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 7.09 percent, reaching its highest level in over twenty years in mid-August.
"The economy continues to do better than expected and the 10-year Treasury yield has moved up, causing mortgage rates to climb," said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's Chief Economist. "The last time the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage exceeded seven percent was last November. Demand has been impacted by affordability headwinds, but low inventory remains the root cause of stalling home sales."
Freddie Mac News Facts: