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
  
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30 yr fixed refi in 95816, All points, Credit score: 740+     Sort by:
Lender
APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
Notes
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Union Bank
Union Bank
300000
Refinance
4.647
4.625
USD
Union Bank

4.647%
2/20/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $771
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of the West
Bank of the West
300000
Refinance
4.784
4.750
USD
Bank of the West

4.784%
2/19/2019
4.750%
at 0.125 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $793
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Star One Credit Union
Star One Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.253
4.250
USD
Star One Credit Union

4.253%
2/18/2019
4.250%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $105
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from San Diego County Credit Union
San Diego County Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.430
4.375
USD
San Diego County Credit Union

4.430%
2/20/2019
4.375%
at 0.500 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $434
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.406
4.375
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank

4.406%
2/19/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from First Tech Credit Union
First Tech Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.400
4.375
USD
First Tech Credit Union

4.400%
2/20/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $898
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Raymond James Bank, NA
Raymond James Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.662
4.625
USD
Raymond James Bank, NA

4.662%
2/19/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,299
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Schools First FCU
Schools First FCU
300000
Refinance
4.528
4.500
USD
Schools First FCU

4.528%
2/18/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $995
 
 

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The rates above were collected by Bankrate.com on the dates specified. Rates are subject to change without notice and may vary from branch to branch. Rate/APR and terms may vary based on the creditworthiness of the individual and the extent to which the loan differs from the one used for Bankrate.com quotes. For criteria used in surveys of rates above, click here. These quotes are from banks, thrifts, and brokers, some of whom have paid for a link to their own Web site, where you can find additional information.




Author: Brian McKay
January 9th, 2016