SEATTLE, March 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.73 percent, up three basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose Friday to 3.83 percent, where rates hovered through the weekend before dipping to the current rate on Tuesday.

"Rates remained flat for most of last week but jumped sharply after Friday's exceptionally strong jobs report, before easing back down early this week," said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. "We expect rates to hold steady this week due to little incoming data and the official start of the European Central Bank's bond purchases."  

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 2.92 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.89 percent.  

Purchase Mortgage Application Activity

Zillow predicts tomorrow's seasonally adjusted Mortgage Bankers Association Weekly Application Index will show purchase loan activity did not change from the week prior. Zillow combines loan requests made on Zillow Mortgages last week with the previous week's Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Weekly Application Index to predict the MBA's Weekly Application Index for purchase loans, which will be released tomorrow. For more information about this prediction, visit         

Below are current rates for 30-year fixed mortgages by state. Additional states' rates are available at:

  State Current
Fixed Rate
Last Week's
Fixed Rate
Change in
  California Mortgage Rates 3.71% 3.72% -1  
  Colorado Mortgage Rates 3.73% 3.65% +8  
  Florida Mortgage Rates 3.76% 3.70% +6  
  Illinois Mortgage Rates 3.74% 3.70% +4  
  Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.71% 3.70% +1  
  New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.75% 3.74% +1  
  New York Mortgage Rates 3.72% 3.71% +1  
  Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.72% 3.69% +3  
  Texas Mortgage Rates 3.73% 3.69% +4  
  Washington Mortgage Rates 3.74% 3.69% +5  

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