The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased to 58.5% of total applications, down from 62.2% the previous week. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity decreased to 4.8% of total.
According to financial Web site Bankrate.com, the average interest rate on a 30- year fixed-rate mortgage loan, including those insured by the FHA, stood at 5.04 .
Mortgage rates held steady in the week ending 3 rd October. 30-year fixed rates rose by just 1 basis point to 3.65%, following a basis point fall in the week prior. In spite of the rise, 30-year rates.