SEATTLE, Sept. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.45 percent, up 8 basis points from 4.37 percent at this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 4.38 and 4.4 percent for the majority of the week before rising to the current rate this morning.

"Mortgages rates were essentially unchanged last week because of mixed economic data and low trading levels associated with the shortened holiday work week," said Erin Lantz, director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. "Although the month-end unemployment report is always an important focus for markets, this week most attention will be focused on whether the Syrian situation intensifies, pushing investors into safer investments which would likely push mortgage rates down."

Zillow's real-time mortgage rates are based on thousands of custom mortgage quotes submitted daily to anonymous borrowers on the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace site, and reflect the most recent changes in the market. These are not marketing rates, or a weekly survey.

The rate for a 15-year fixed home loan is currently 3.41 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 3.14 percent.

Below are current rates for 30-year fixed mortgages by state. Additional states' rates are available at:
  State Current 30-Year Fixed Rate (09/03/13) Last week's 30-Year Fixed Rate (08/27/13) Change in Basis Points  
  California Mortgage Rates 4.45% 4.38% +7  
  Colorado Mortgage Rates 4.45% 4.36% +9  
  Florida Mortgage Rates 4.46% 4.36% +10  
  Illinois Mortgage Rates 4.44% 4.38% +6  
  Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 4.44% 4.34% +10  
  New Jersey Mortgage Rates 4.45% 4.32% +13  
  New York Mortgage Rates 4.53% 4.37% +16  
  Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 4.45% 4.34% +11  
  Texas Mortgage Rates 4.42% 4.36% +6  
  Washington Mortgage Rates 4.48% 4.40% +8  

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