Your mortgage’s interest rate is set by market forces beyond the lender’s control. Mortgage interest rates are determined mostly on the secondary market, where mortgages are bought and sold. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are huge financial institutions that buy mortgages and bundle them into securities that behave like bonds.What is the current interest rate on a mortgage loan?
The average interest rate for the most popular 30-year fixed mortgage is 2.98%, according to data from S&P Global. Mortgage interest rates are always changing, and there are a lot of factors that can sway your interest rate.