St. Louis Mortgage Rate Update; Rates hit new record low

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, average mortgage rates fell to yet another new survey low last week. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances fell to 3.91 percent from 3.93 percent the week before. Despite the drop, mortgage loan demand was relatively flat. The Refinance Index dropped 1.5 percent from the previous week and the Purchase Index slipped 0.6 percent. The Market Composite Index, which measures total mortgage loan application volume, fell 1.3 percent from the week before. The refinance share of all mortgage activity was unchanged at 76.6 percent.

St. Louis MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES for May 31, 2012:

  • Conventional 30-Year Fixed 3.875%/ 4.050% APR
  • Conventional 15-Year Fixed 3.00%/ 3.182% APR
  • Conventional 5/1 ARM 2.750%/ 3.019% APR
  • FHA/VA 30 Year Fixed 3.750%/ 3.991% APR
  • Jumbo 5/1 ARM 2.875%/ 3.66% APR
  • Jumbo 15 yr Fixed 3.375%/ 3.630% APR
  • Jumbo 30 yr Fixed 4.750%/ 5.010% APR

*The above mortgage rates are based upon an 80% LTV, o/o single family with FICO scores of 720.

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