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It was a mixed bag for home affordability in early 2024. See the income you need to buy a median-priced home in the top 50 metro areas for details.

It was a mixed bag for home affordability in early 2024. See the income you need to buy a median-priced home in the top 50 metro areas for details.

ARM Indexes: Federal Cost of Funds

Monthly ARM Indexes: Federal Cost of Funds, 1985-present

The Federal Cost of Funds Index (Fed COFI) is used as a benchmark for some types of mortgage loans and securities. It is calculated as the sum of the monthly average interest rates for marketable Treasury bills and for marketable Treasury notes, divided by two, and rounded to three decimal places.

Freddie Mac doesn't define exactly which "marketable Treasury bills and marketable Treasury notes" are included in its calculations, or whether or not they follow a calendar month, utilize weighted averages or other information.

The Federal COFI is made available by Freddie Mac on or about the 20th day of each month. Freddie Mac first began publicly providing the Federal COFI in March, 1991; values are calculated for earlier years to illustrate what the index values would have been for those periods and are provided for research purposes only. The Federal COFI is not adjusted to reflect subsequent changes in the underlying Treasury rates once the value has been posted.

According to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Cost of Funds can be used as a replacement for the discontinued Monthly Median Annualized Cost of Funds formerly published by the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS).

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ARM Indexes: Federal Cost of Funds from March 2023 to March 2024

Date Federal Cost of Funds
Mar-2024 3.89300
Feb-2024 3.88900
Jan-2024 3.87600
Dec-2023 3.85500
Nov-2023 3.84800
Oct-2023 3.81400
Sep-2023 3.74300
Aug-2023 3.69800
Jul-2023 3.61900
Jun-2023 3.54400
May-2023 3.46000
Apr-2023 3.30200
Mar-2023 3.23900

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