30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Decline First Time in 4 Weeks; Current Rate is 4.11%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

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SEATTLE, March 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.11 percent, down 7 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily declined last week, dropping to as low as 4.09 percent on Monday before rising slightly to today's rate.

"Rates drifted downwards last week as geopolitical concerns emerged from the turmoil in Ukraine," said Erin Lantz, director of mortgages at Zillow. "This week, while the jobs report on Friday is typically the dominant market catalyst, we expect rates will remain depressed while the situation in Ukraine remains unsettled."

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 3.08 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.69 percent.

Below are current rates for 30-year fixed mortgages by state. Additional states' rates are available at: http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates.

       
  Current Last Week's  
  30-Year 30-Year Change in
State Fixed Rate Fixed Rate Basis 
  (03/04/14)  (02/25/14)  Points
California Mortgage Rates 4.11% 4.23% -12
Colorado Mortgage Rates 4.11% 4.21% -10
Florida Mortgage Rates 4.13% 4.17% -4
Illinois Mortgage Rates 4.12% 4.23% -11
Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 4.07% 4.17% -10
New Jersey Mortgage Rates 4.10% 4.17% -7
New York Mortgage Rates 4.11% 4.19% -8
Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 4.12% 4.15% -3
Texas Mortgage Rates 4.10% 4.16% -6
Washington Mortgage Rates 4.11% 4.18% -7

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