Average Mortgage Rates in the U.S. | GOBankingRates – 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage. The 30-year mortgage has been around since 1934 when mortgages of 25 to 30 years were first created by the FHA. Today, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage serves as the go-to mortgage for the majority of homebuyers due to its more affordable payments and predictable interest rate, according to Realtor.com.
HSH’s Fixed-Rate Mortgage Indicator (FRMI) averages 30-year mortgages of all sizes, including conforming, expanded conforming, and jumbo. The FRMI has been published as a continuous series since the early 1980s. Separate statistical series for conforming and jumbo loans have long been available to HSH clients.