30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Continues to Rise for Third Consecutive Week

Camille Salama
February 5, 2013

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 3.44 percent, up from 3.42 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 3.43 and 3.48 percent for the majority of the week, dropping to the current rate this morning.

“Despite an unexpected increase in the unemployment rate, rates ended the week essentially unchanged,” said Erin Lantz, director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. “This coming week, we expect rates to remain fairly flat with limited economic news that might change the consensus that the economy is recovering, but at a slow and cautious pace.”

Additionally, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate this morning was 2.7 percent, and for 5/1 ARMs, the rate was 2.35 percent.

What are the rates right now? Check Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for up-to-the-minute mortgage rates for your state.

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*The weekly rate chart illustrates the average 30-year fixed interest rate in six-hour intervals.