Historical Mortgage Rate Trend

Historical Mortgage Rate Trend Charts: Updated through May 2011

People seem fascinated by mortgage rate trend charts. In a geeky sort of way, they are interesting to examine. We’ve published these charts in 2006 and 2008, and they still get visited every day. Yes, I am now hanging my head in shame for not updating them in almost three years.

As you’ll see below, mortgage rates continue to hover at or near historical lows.

Anyone is welcome to use these charts, all I ask is you keep the information box that is on the chart intact and link back to this post if you use them on a web page.

Enjoy!

This chart shows the monthly average interest rate for 30 year fixed rate mortgage loans from April 1971 through May 2011:

This chart shows the monthly average interest rate for 15 year fixed rate mortgage loans from September 1991 through May 2011:

This chart shows the monthly average interest rate for 5 year Adjustable Rate Mortgage loans from January 2005 through May 2011:

This chart shows the monthly average interest rate for 1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage loans from January 1984 through May 2011:

All data was supplied by Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey Archives and is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed.