Friday, June 08, 2012
1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.79 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.75 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.95 percent.
Attributed to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac.
"Fixed mortgage rates reached new record lows for the sixth consecutive week as long-term Treasury bond yields declined further following downwardly revised economic growth and job creation data. Gross domestic product rose 1.9 percent in the first quarter, after originally being reported as 2.2 percent, led by gains in inventories, more government cutbacks and the slowest increase in corporate profits in over three years. In addition, the economy added 69,000 jobs in May, less than half of the market consensus forecast and revisions subtracted a total of 49,000 workers in March and April. Lastly, the unemployment rate ticked up from 8.1 percent in April to 8.2 percent."