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Update on the Discontinuation of fhfa's monthly interest rate survey (mirs)

On May 29, 2019, FHFA published its final Monthly Interest Rate Survey (MIRS), due to dwindling participation by financial institutions.  MIRS had provided information on a monthly basis on interest rates, loan terms, and house prices by property type (all, new, previously occupied); by loan type (fixed- or adjustable-rate), and by lender type (savings associations, mortgage companies, commercial banks and savings banks); as well as information on 15-year and 30-year, fixed-rate loans.  Additionally, MIRS provided quarterly information on conventional loans by major metropolitan area and by Federal Home Loan Bank district, and was used to compile FHFA’s monthly adjustable-rate mortgage index entitled the “National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders,” also known as the ARM Index. 

As some banks use the ARM Index as the basis for adjusting the interest rates on adjustable-rate mortgages, FHFA created and designated as the replacement for the ARM Index a version of Freddie Mac’s 30-year Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) that adjusts for differences between the two.  This new index is called “PMMS+” and will be published on fhfa.gov on the final Thursday of every month.  June 2019 was the first PMMS+ index value to be published.  PMMS+ is intended to be used in lieu of the discontinued index for currently outstanding loans, and not as a reference rate on newly-originated adjustable-rate mortgages.  PMMS+ is not a replacement for PMMS.

FHFA published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments by September 9, 2019.


PMMS+


PMMS+ 
Release Dates

Index Value

July 2019

​4.00

June 2019

​3.99

 

 

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) Index



The data, tabulated and published as described above, is used to compile FHFA’s monthly adjustable-rate mortgage index entitled the “National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders.”  This index is the successor to the index previously maintained by the former Federal Home Loan Bank Board.   

Announcement Date

Index Month

Index Rate

News Release

​May 29, 2019

April 2019​

4.15​

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​April 30, 2019

March 2019​

​4.36

[PAGE]​

​March 28, 2019

February 2019​

4.46​

[PAGE]​

February 28, 2019

January 2019​

​4.60​

[PAGE]​

​January 24, 2019

December 2018​

​4.83​

[PAGE]​

​December 27, 2018

November 2018​

​4.86

​[PAGE]

​November 29, 2018

October 2018​

​4.75

[PAGE]

​October 25, 2018

​September 2018

​4.62

[PAGE]

​​September 27, 2018

August 2018​

​4.63

​[PAGE]

​August 28, 2018

​July 2018​

​4.60

[PAGE]

​July 26, 2018

​June 2018

​4.59

[PAGE]

​June 26, 2018

May 2018​

4.57​

[PAGE]​

​May 29, 2018

​April 2018

​4.51

[PAGE]

​April 26, 2018

March 2018​

​4.49

[PAGE]​

​March 27, 2018 

February 2018​

​4.28

[PAGE]


   

Historical Summary Tables


The following tables present historical summary data prior to 2008 containing Rates and Terms on Conventional Single-Family Non-farm Mortgage Loans. This survey is the nation's most comprehensive source of information on conventional mortgage rates and terms.

Description Reporting Period Format

Loans Closed, By Property​ Type - Table 1

Monthly

4/2018 - 4/2019

[XLSX]

Loans Closed, By Loan Type - Table 2

Monthly

 4/2018 - 4/2019

[XLSX]

Loans Closed, 15- and 30- Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages - Table 4

Monthly

4/2018 - 4/2019

[XLSX]

Loans Closed, By Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) - Table 5

Quarterly

1Q2018 - 1Q2019

[XLSX]

Loans Closed, By FHLB District - Table 6 

Quarterly

1Q2018 - 1Q2019

[XLSX]

All Homes - Table 9

A​nnual

1963 - 2018

[XLS]

Newly Built Homes - Table 10

Annual

1963 - 2018

[XLS]

Previously Occupied Homes - Table 11

Annual

1963 - 2018

[XLS]

Fixed-Rate Mortgages - Table 12

Annual

1963 - 2018

[XLS]

By State - Table 15

Annual

1978 - 2018

[XLS]

By Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) - Table 16

Annual

1978 - 2018

[XLS]

All Homes - Table 17

Monthly

1973 - 2018

[XLS]

Newly Built Homes - Table 18

Monthly

1973 - 2018

[XLS]

Previously Occupied Homes - Table 19

Monthly

1973 - 2018

[XLS]

All Homes, Fixed-Rate Mortgages - Table 20

Monthly

1986 - 2018

[XLS]

Newly-Built Homes, Fixed-Rate Mortgages - Table 21

Monthly

1986 - 2018

[XLS]

Previously Occupied Homes, Fixed-Rate Mortgages - Table 22

Monthly

1986 - 2018

[XLS]

All Homes, Adjustable Rate Mortgages - Table 23

Monthly

1986 - 2018

[XLS]

Newly Built Homes, Adjustable Rate Mortgages - Table 24

Monthly

1986 - 2018

[XLS]

Previously Occupied Homes, Adjustable Rate Mortgages - Table 25

Monthly

1986 - 2018

[XLS]

All Homes, 15- and 30- Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages - Table 26

Monthly

1990 - 2018

[XLS]

Complete History of the Index ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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