Low Mortgage Rates are Still Available

You probably have seen the headlines about the Federal Reserve increasing the Federal Funds rate in December. Chances are you also heard about mortgage rates moving higher and applications for mortgages dropping. These headlines are true but mortgage rates are still low.

Average 30 year mortgage rates today are at 3.90 percent, which is low by historical standards. On our rate table there are lenders quoting 30 year rates with points as low as 3.50 percent. The lowest rate quoted without points is at 3.875 percent, still below the current average rate. These two examples were rates listed on our Texas list of refinance rates. You can search for rates in your state by searching our rate lists at RatesORama.com.

15 year mortgage rates are also low right now. The average 15 year rate is at 3.13 percent while the lowest rate listed on our rate table for California is at 2.625 percent with 2 points. The lowest 15 year rate without points is also below the average at 2.875 percent.

Right now 5 year adjustable rate mortgages are even lower than fixed 30 year or 15 year rates. Current 5 year rates are averaging 3.39 percent but the lowest rate available on our rate list is much lower. Searching our rate list for New York, Teachers Federal Credit Union is quoting 5 year adjustable rates at 2.375 percent with no points. Not eligible to join Teachers Federal Credit Union? Third Federal Savings & Loan is quoting rates slightly higher at 2.65 percent with no points.

If you decide to get an ARM, make sure you know what the annual rate cap and lifetime rate cap is on an ARM. We are entering a cycle of higher interest rates for the next several years. 



Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
$
in 06101, All points, 740    Sort by:
Lender
APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
Notes
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111333.gif
300000
Purchase
3.138%
3.125%
USD
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation Logo
NMLS # 1168
State Lic # 11309
10/23/2020
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,286
Fees in APR: $500
Direct Lender. Billions Funded.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111333.gif
300000
Purchase
2.646%
2.500%
USD
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation Logo
NMLS # 1168
State Lic # 11309
10/23/2020
at 1.750 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,186
Fees in APR: $5,795
Direct Lender. Billions Funded.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111333.gif
300000
Purchase
2.934%
2.875%
USD
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation Logo
NMLS # 1168
State Lic # 11309
10/23/2020
at 0.625 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,245
Fees in APR: $2,297
Direct Lender. Billions Funded.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Rocket Mortgage
Rocket Mortgage
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111574.gif
300000
Purchase
3.314%
3.125%
USD
Rocket Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/23/2020
at 2.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,286
Fees in APR: $7,250
From the lender: We can close your loan in less than a month!
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Rocket Mortgage
Rocket Mortgage
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111574.gif
300000
Purchase
3.739%
3.625%
USD
Rocket Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/23/2020
at 1.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,369
Fees in APR: $4,250
From the lender: We can close your loan in less than a month!
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Quicken Loans NMLS #3030
Quicken Loans NMLS #3030
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111724.gif
300000
Purchase
3.693%
3.500%
USD
Quicken Loans NMLS #3030 Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/23/2020
at 2.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,348
Fees in APR: $7,250
The Better Business Bureau gives Quicken Loans and A+ for customer service.
 
Data provided by Brown Bag Marketing, Inc. Payments do not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums. Click here for more information on rates and product details.



Author: Brian McKay
January 9th, 2016