SEATTLE, March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.99 percent, down 11 percentage points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped Wednesday, then slid lower to the current rate over the rest of the week.

"Mortgage rates fell 10 basis points on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve increased short term interest rates, following signals of a slower-than-expected pace of interest rate hikes in the months ahead," said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. "With one regional Fed president voting against the hike, there is also more uncertainty about how confident the Fed is in the U.S. economy. This week rates are likely to be steady though Thursday when several speeches by FOMC voters should add some clarity to the economic outlook."

Zillow's real-time mortgage rates are based on thousands of custom mortgage quotes submitted daily to anonymous borrowers on the Zillow Mortgages 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 3.17 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 3.01 percent.  

Below are current rates for 30-year fixed mortgages by state. Additional states' rates are available at:
  State Current 30-Year Fixed Rate (3/21/17) Last Week's 30-Year Fixed Rate (3/14/17) Change in Basis Points  
  California Mortgage Rates 3.97 % 4.09 % -12  
  Colorado Mortgage Rates 3.98 % 4.10 % -12  
  Florida Mortgage Rates 3.98 % 4.09 % -11  
  Illinois Mortgage Rates 4.01 % 4.11 % -10  
  Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.99 % 4.07 % -8  
  New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.99 % 4.09 % -10  
  New York Mortgage Rates 4.08 % 4.20 % -12  
  Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.98 % 4.11 % -13  
  Texas Mortgage Rates 3.96 % 4.09 % -13  
  Washington Mortgage Rates 4.00 % 4.12 % -12  

About Zillow MortgagesZillow Mortgages, operated by Zillow, Inc., is a free, open, and transparent lending marketplace, where borrowers connect with lenders to find loans and get the best mortgage rates. Borrowers anonymously submit loan requests and receive an unlimited number of custom mortgage quotes with real rates directly from thousands of competing lenders. Zillow Mortgages also provides mortgage calculators, mortgage advice, mortgage widgets, and lender directories.  Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.

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