Mortgage rates across the board jumped this week, with conventional mortgages reaching their highest point so far this year.
Freddie Mac reports a jump in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate to a 25-week high of 5.29 percent during the week ended June 4, up from 4.91 percent the prior week. As recently as two months ago, rates had been 4.78 percent.
The 15-year fixed rate also increased, rising to 4.79 percent from 4.53 percent, with Freddie Mac chief economist Frank Nothaft indicating that the gains follow a surge in long-term bond yields.
Meanwhile, the five-year adjustable mortgage rate climbed to 4.85 percent from 4.82 percent, and the one-year ARM surged to 4.81 percent from 4.69 percent.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times, Francine Knowles (06/05/09)