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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Surged to 9 Month High; Current Rate is 3.55%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Surged to 9 Month High; Current Rate is 3.55%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker11:13 EDT Tuesday, March 12, 2013SEATTLE, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 3.55 percent, up 18 basis points from 3.37 percent at this same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate peaked at 3.58 percent over the weekend, dropping to the current rate this morning. "Mortgage rates surged to their highest level in 9 months in response to an unexpectedly strong jobs report," said Erin Lantz, director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. "This coming week, we expect rates to gradually drift upwards on continued improvement in economic growth and consumer confidence."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 2.7 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.3 percent. Below are current rates for 30-year fixed mortgages by state. Additional states' rates are available at: http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates.        StateCurrent 30-Year Fixed Rate (03/12/13)Last week's 30-Year Fixed Rate (03/05/13)Change in Basis Points California Mortgage Rates 3.52% 3.36% +16 Colorado Mortgage Rates 3.57% 3.43% +14 Florida Mortgage Rates 3.59% 3.39% +20 Illinois Mortgage Rates 3.56% 3.39% +17 Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.53% 3.39% +14 New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.48% 3.37% +11 New York Mortgage Rates 3.66% 3.39% +27 Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.53% 3.35% +18 Texas Mortgage Rates 3.59% 3.41% +18 Washington Mortgage Rates 3.52% 3.38% +14About Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, operated by Zillow, Inc., is a free, open, and transparent lending marketplace, where borrowers connect with lenders to find loans and get the best mortgage rates.  Borrowers anonymously submit loan requests and receive an unlimited number of custom mortgage quotes with real rates directly from thousands of competing lenders.  Zillow Mortgage Marketplace also provides mortgage calculators, mortgage advice, mortgage widgets, and lender directories.  Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.CONTACT: Media Contact: Jill Simmons, Zillow 206-757-2701 or press@zillow.com