SEATTLE, July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.75 percent, down eight basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell early in the week, then hovered around 3.76 percent for most of the week before settling at the current rate.

"Mortgage rates fell from 60-day highs last week, prompted by weak domestic inflation and retail sales data, and reports that interest rates could rise in Europe as the European Central Bank ends recession-era policies," said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. "Developments overseas - notably Thursday's ECB meeting - are likely to drive financial markets this week with few major U.S. data releases on the schedule."

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 2.99 percent, and the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is also 2.99 percent. 

Below are current rates for 30-year fixed mortgages by state. Additional states' rates are available at:
  State Current 30-Year Fixed Rate (7/18/17) Last Week's 30-Year Fixed Rate (7/11/17) Change in Basis Points  
  California Mortgage Rates 3.74 % 3.82 % -8  
  Colorado Mortgage Rates 3.72 % 3.76 % -4  
  Florida Mortgage Rates 3.75 % 3.81 % -6  
  Illinois Mortgage Rates 3.75 % 3.82 % -7  
  Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.75 % 3.83 % -8  
  New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.74 % 3.81 % -7  
  New York Mortgage Rates 3.81 % 3.86 % -5  
  Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.73 % 3.82 % -9  
  Texas Mortgage Rates 3.72 % 3.81 % -9  
  Washington Mortgage Rates 3.76 % 3.85 % -9  

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. 

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