– What are 30-year fixed-rate mortgages? 30-year mortgage rates change daily and are based on market conditions such as stock market and bond market. They are typically .25% to .5% higher than 15-year fixed rate mortgage or adjustable rate mortgages.
Mortgage rates are down significantly over the past three weeks – Correction: An earlier version of the story incorrectly listed the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage average at 4.71 percent. It is 4.75 percent. More Real Estate: Even retirees with sizable assets can find.