Home
 
Choose Your City
Change City

Mortgage Rates Friday, March 3: Slightly Higher; The Average Credit Score of Millennial Home Buyers

Thirty-year fixed, 15-year fixed and 5/1 ARM rates all notched higher today,according to a NerdWalletsurvey of mortgage rates published by national lenders Friday morning.

TheFed funds futures trend indicates that Wall Street is expecting a hike of short-term interest ratesby the Federal Reserve at its meeting March 15. The futures market is where institutional investors can hedge everything from lumber to live cattle.

“By now a March rate hike is nearly fully priced into the market,” Rob Chrisman, a mortgage banking consultant, wrote today in his daily email update to subscribers. “At least, if anyone is paying attention to what all the Fed officials are saying in their speeches, it should be. In the last 48 hours, we’ve had additional comments by [Fed governors Lael Brainard and Jay Powell] expressing support for a 25-basis point rate hike at the March meeting.”

The last Fed interest rate hike was in December.

RelatedArticles
Mortgage Rates Today, Friday, March 3:

(Change from 3/2)
30-year fixed: 4.40% APR (+0.02)
15-year fixed: 3.76% APR (+0.01)
5/1 ARM: 3.85% APR (+0.01)

Get personalized mortgage ratesThe average credit scores of millennial home buyers

Millennial home buyers are moving into the housing market, and in no small way. In January, adults born from 1980 to 1999 accounted for 84% of loans closed for new home purchases, according to Ellie Mae. And, considering all loan types, the average FICO credit score to make a move into homeownership for these young adults was 724.

Although it has aquasi-governmental-sounding name, Ellie Mae is a private company providing mortgage-processing solutions to lenders.

For conventional loans on millennial home purchases, the average FICO score was 748 in January. But FHA and VA borrowers get a break on credit scores, and average FICO scores for the month were 690 for FHA loans and 734 for VA mortgages.

The Ellie Mae report found that 35% of all loans to millennials in January were FHA-backed.

» MORE: Best lenders for FHA loans

“As the purchase market heats up, we will continue to watch the FHA purchase trend amongst millennials,” Joe Tyrrell, executive vice president for Ellie Mae, said in a release. “It is not surprising to see millennial borrowers leverage FHA loans, because they typically offer lower down payments and lower average FICO score requirements than conventional loans.”

!function(e,t,i,n,r,d){function o(e,i,n,r){t[s].list.push({id:e,title:r,container:i,type:n})}var a="script",s="InfogramEmbeds",c=e.getElementsByTagName(a),l=c[0];if(/^\/{2}/.test(i)&&0===t.location.protocol.indexOf("file")&&(i="http:"+i),!t[s]){t[s]={script:i,list:[]};var m=e.createElement(a);m.async=1,m.src=i,l.parentNode.insertBefore(m,l)}t[s].add=o;var p=c[c.length-1],f=e.createElement("div");p.parentNode.insertBefore(f,p),t[s].add(n,f,r,d)}(document,window,"//e.infogr.am/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js","332017-8673752769","interactive","");

Homeowners looking to lower their mortgage rate can shop for refinance lenders here.

NerdWallet daily mortgage rates are an average of the published annual percentage ratewith the lowest points for each loan term offeredby a sampling of major national lenders. APR quotes reflect an interest rate plus points, fees and other expenses, providingthe most accurate view of the costsa borrower might pay.

More from NerdWallet
Calculate your mortgage payment
Compare online mortgage refinance lenders
How much home can you afford?

Hal Bundrick is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: hal@nerdwallet.com. Twitter:@halmbundrick.

.investor-form { text-align:center; max-width: 400px; margin:auto;}Mortgage Rate Newsletter Get daily mortgage rate updates delivered straight to your inbox! JotForm.init(function(){ setTimeout(function() { $('input_1').hint('Email address goes here'); }, 20); JotForm.clearFieldOnHide="disable"; JotForm.onSubmissionError="jumpToFirstError"; }); .form-label-left{ width:150px !important; } .form-line{ padding-top:12px; padding-bottom:12px; } .form-label-right{ width:150px !important; } .form-all{ width:690px; color:#555 !important; font-family:"Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Sans", Verdana, sans-serif; font-size:14px; } .form-radio-item label, .form-checkbox-item label, .form-grading-label, .form-header{ color: #555; } /* Injected CSS Code */.form-all { font-family: "Lucida Grande", sans-serif;}.form-all { width: 690px;}.form-label-left,.form-label-right { width: 150px;}.form-label { white-space: normal;}.form-label.form-label-auto { display: inline-block; float: left; text-align: left; width: 150px;}.form-label-left { display: inline-block; white-space: normal; float: left; text-align: left;}.form-label-right { display: inline-block; white-space: normal; float: left; text-align: right;}.form-label-top { white-space: normal; display: block; float: none; text-align: left;}.form-all { font-size: 14px;}.form-label { font-weight: bold;}.form-checkbox-item label,.form-radio-item label { font-weight: normal;}.supernova { background-color: none; background-color: rgba(0, 172, 204, 0);}.supernova body { background-color: transparent;}/*@width30: (unit(@formWidth, px) + 60px);@width60: (unit(@formWidth, px)+ 120px);@width90: (unit(@formWidth, px)+ 180px);*//* | *//* | *//* | */@media screen and (max-width: 480px) { .jotform-form { padding: 10px 0; }}/* | *//* | */@media screen and (min-width: 480px) and (max-width: 768px) { .jotform-form { padding: 30px 0; }}/* | *//* | */@media screen and (min-width: 480px) and (max-width: 689px) { .jotform-form { padding: 30px 0; }}/* | *//* | */@media screen and (min-width: 768px) { .jotform-form { padding: 60px 0; }}/* | *//* | */@media screen and (max-width: 689px) { .jotform-form { padding: 0; }}/* | */.supernova .form-all,.form-all { background-color: none; border: 1px solid transparent;}.form-all { color: #555555;}.form-header-group .form-header { color: #555555;}.form-header-group .form-subHeader { color: #6f6f6f;}.form-sub-label { color: #6f6f6f;}.form-label-top,.form-label-left,.form-label-right,.form-html { color: #555555;}.form-checkbox-item label,.form-radio-item label { color: #6f6f6f;}.form-line.form-line-active { -webkit-transition-property: all; -moz-transition-property: all; -ms-transition-property: all; -o-transition-property: all; transition-property: all; -webkit-transition-duration: 0.3s; -moz-transition-duration: 0.3s; -ms-transition-duration: 0.3s; -o-transition-duration: 0.3s; transition-duration: 0.3s; -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease; -moz-transition-timing-function: ease; -ms-transition-timing-function: ease; -o-transition-timing-function: ease; transition-timing-function: ease; background-color: #ffffe0;}/* ömer */.form-radio-item,.form-checkbox-item { padding-bottom: 0px !important;}.form-radio-item:last-child,.form-checkbox-item:last-child { padding-bottom: 0;}/* ömer */.form-single-column .form-checkbox-item,.form-single-column .form-radio-item { width: 100%;}.supernova { height: 100%; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: center top; background-repeat: repeat;}.supernova { background-image: none;}#stage { background-image: none;}/* | */.form-all { background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: center top; background-repeat: repeat;}.form-header-group { background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: center top;}.form-line { margin-top: 12px; margin-bottom: 12px;}.form-line { padding: 12px 36px;}.form-all .qq-upload-button,.form-all .form-submit-button,.form-all .form-submit-reset,.form-all .form-submit-print { font-size: 1em; padding: 9px 15px; font-family: "Lucida Grande", sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal;}.form-all .form-pagebreak-back,.form-all .form-pagebreak-next { font-size: 1em; padding: 9px 15px; font-family: "Lucida Grande", sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal;}/*& when ( @buttonFontType = google ) { @import (css) "@{buttonFontLink}";}*/h2.form-header { line-height: 1.618em; font-size: 1.714em;}h2 ~ .form-subHeader { line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 1.071em;}.form-header-group { text-align: left;}/*.form-dropdown,.form-radio-item,.form-checkbox-item,.form-radio-other-input,.form-checkbox-other-input,*/.form-captcha input,.form-spinner input,.form-error-message { padding: 4px 3px 2px 3px;}.form-header-group { font-family: "Lucida Grande", sans-serif;}.form-section { padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;}.form-header-group { margin: 12px 36px 12px 36px;}.form-header-group { padding: 24px 0px 24px 0px;}.form-textbox,.form-textarea { border-color: ; color: #a9a9a9; padding: 4px 3px 2px 3px;}.form-dropdown { border-color: #cccccc; -webkit-appearance: menulist-button; color: #a9a9a9;}[data-type="control_dropdown"] .form-input,[data-type="control_dropdown"] .form-input-wide { width: 150px;}.form-label { font-family: "Lucida Grande", sans-serif;}li[data-type="control_image"] div { text-align: left;}li[data-type="control_image"] img { border: none; border-width: 0px !important; border-style: solid !important; border-color: false !important;}.form-line-column { width: auto;}.form-line-error { overflow: hidden; -webkit-transition-property: none; -moz-transition-property: none; -ms-transition-property: none; -o-transition-property: none; transition-property: none; -webkit-transition-duration: 0.3s; -moz-transition-duration: 0.3s; -ms-transition-duration: 0.3s; -o-transition-duration: 0.3s; transition-duration: 0.3s; -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease; -moz-transition-timing-function: ease; -ms-transition-timing-function: ease; -o-transition-timing-function: ease; transition-timing-function: ease; background-color: #fff4f4;}.form-line-error .form-error-message { background-color: #ff3200; clear: both; float: none;}.form-line-error .form-error-message .form-error-arrow { border-bottom-color: #ff3200;}.form-line-error input:not(#coupon-input),.form-line-error textarea,.form-line-error .form-validation-error { border: 1px solid #ff3200; -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 3px #ff3200; -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 3px #ff3200; box-shadow: 0 0 3px #ff3200;}.ie-8 .form-all { margin-top: auto; margin-top: initial;}.ie-8 .form-all:before { display: none;}/* | */@media screen and (max-width: 480px), screen and (max-device-width: 768px) and (orientation: portrait), screen and (max-device-width: 415px) and (orientation: landscape) { .jotform-form { padding: 0; } .form-all { border: 0; width: 100% !important; max-width: initial; } .form-sub-label-container { width: 100%; margin: 0; } .form-input { width: 100%; } .form-label { width: 100%!important; } .form-line { padding: 2% 5%; -moz-box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; box-sizing: border-box; } input[type=text], input[type=email], input[type=tel], textarea { width: 100%; -moz-box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; box-sizing: border-box; max-width: initial !important; } .form-input, .form-input-wide, .form-textarea, .form-textbox, .form-dropdown { max-width: initial !important; } div.form-header-group { padding: 24px 0px !important; margin: 0 12px 2% !important; margin-left: 5% !important; margin-right: 5% !important; -moz-box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; box-sizing: border-box; } [data-type="control_button"] { margin-bottom: 0 !important; } .form-buttons-wrapper { margin: 0!important; } .form-buttons-wrapper button { width: 100%; } table { width: 100%!important; max-width: initial !important; } table td + td { padding-left: 3%; } .form-checkbox-item input, .form-radio-item input { width: auto; } .form-collapse-table { margin: 0 5%; }}/* | */ /*__INSPECT_SEPERATOR__*/.jotform-form { padding : 0 !important;} .form-all { width : 100% !important; color : #464646 !important; font-family : GothamBody, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif !important; font-size : 16px !important; font-weight : 300 !important; padding : 0px !important;} .form-section { margin : 0 25px;} .form-required { display : none !important;} .form-textbox { box-sizing : border-box; padding : 6px 12px; width : 300px; height : 42px !important;} .form-label-left { width : 0px !important; padding : 0;} .form-line { padding : 3px 0px;} .form-line-active { background-color : transparent !important;} .form-line-error { background-color : transparent !important;} .form-buttons-wrapper { margin-left : 0px !important;} .form-submit-button { width : 300px; height : 40px; padding : 0px !important; margin-top : 0px; font : 700 18px/38px GothamBody, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !important; text-decoration : none; color : #fff !important; background : #6cc551 !important; border : 1px solid transparent !important; cursor : pointer; text-align : center; text-shadow : none; box-shadow : none; border-radius : 4px 4px;} .form-submit-button:hover { color : #fff !important; text-decoration : none; background : #6ed14f !important; box-shadow : 0 2px 5px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.2); border : 1px solid transparent !important;} .form-submit-button:active { text-decoration : none; background : #5eb243 !important; box-shadow : none !important; border : 1px solid transparent !important;} .form-button-error { text-align : left; color : #fff;} .form-dropdown { width : 150px; height : 42px !important; border-radius : 0px; border-color : #ccc; -webkit-appearance : none; -webkit-border-radius : 0px; padding : 6px 12px; font-family : GothamBody, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif !important; font-size : 16px;} /* Injected CSS Code */

- *
- Sign me up
- Should be Empty:

document.getElementById("si" + "mple" + "_spc").value = "70126229088153-70126229088153"; JotForm.ownerView=true; jQuery(window).on('load',function() { jQuery('form[id="70126229088153"]').on('submit', function () { NWA.eventCenter.publish('formInputChanged', { appName:'WORDPRESS', formName:'emailcapture', fieldName:'signup_emailcapture_submit', action:'FORM_SUBMIT' }); }); });

The article Mortgage Rates Friday, March 3: Slightly Higher; The Average Credit Score of Millennial Home Buyers originally appeared on NerdWallet.