Low Mortgage Rates Will Make Homes More Affordable in 2016

In 2015, mortgage rates drifted in a narrow range just above record lows set in 2013. In fact, mortgage rates this year came very close to the record lows set in 2013. Mortgage rates will increase in 2016 but rates will still be very low, historically speaking. As a result of low rates, buying a home in 2016 will be more affordable than it would have been if rates were higher.

The current average conforming 30 year mortgage rate is at 3.84 percent and the lowest rate available on our rate list is at 3.50 percent. Both the average rate and lowest rate offered right now are well below where rates were forecast to be at the end of this year.

At the beginning of 2015, average 30 year conforming rates were supposed to be around 5.00 percent. 30 year rates came to near 5.00 percent. At the high point, this year average 30 year rates were around 4.50 percent. If the Fed increases the fed funds rate 3 or 4 times in 2016, we may see average 30 year rates hit 5.00 percent but not until the end of 2016.

Average 15 year conforming rates today are just above 3.00 percent at 3.02 percent. The best 15 year conforming refinance rates on our rate list are well below 3.00 percent at 2.625 percent with 2 mortgage points. The lowest 15 year rate without points is also below the average at 3.00 percent.

30 year jumbo mortgage rates are currently averaging 4.34 percent. The lowest 30 year jumbo refinance rates on our rate list are below 4.00 percent at 3.75 percent with zero points.

Current mortgage rates on 15 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.18 percent and the lowest 15 year jumbo rates on the rate list are well below the average. The lowest 15 year jumbo refi rate on our rate list is at 3.125 percent with 1.125 points, a full 100 basis points below the average rate.

You can check on mortgage rates or refinance rates in our state by searching our rate lists at RatesORama.com/Mortgage-Rates.



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:
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APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.113
4.000
USD
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $3,769
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Agora Lending
Agora Lending
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300000
Refinance
3.979
3.875
USD
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $3,463
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.356
4.250
USD
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $3,466
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Oceans Mortgage
Oceans Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.035
3.875
USD
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $5,462
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Blue Spot Home Loans
Blue Spot Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.035
3.999
USD
Blue Spot Home Loans Logo
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.07
Fees in APR: $994
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.981
4.750
USD
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $4,835
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.060
3.960
USD
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,425.34
Fees in APR: $3,299
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.047
4.000
USD
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $1,409
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.273
4.125
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $2,259
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.079
3.990
USD
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $2,885
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Lending.com
Lending.com
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300000
Refinance
4.194
4.125
USD
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $2,156
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from AimLoan.com
AimLoan.com
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300000
Refinance
4.082
4.000
USD
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $2,663
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from McGlone Mortgage Group
McGlone Mortgage Group
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300000
Refinance
4.269
4.250
USD
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $676
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomePlus Mortgage
HomePlus Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.125
4.125
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: None
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Blue Spot Home Loans
Blue Spot Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.124
4.124
USD
Blue Spot Home Loans Logo
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.77
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Lending.com
Lending.com
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300000
Refinance
4.265
4.250
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $551
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from JG Wentworth Home Lending
JG Wentworth Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.375
4.375
USD
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: None
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.279
4.250
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,033
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Agora Lending
Agora Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.141
4.125
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $562
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.516
4.500
USD
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $551
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.129
4.125
USD
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $143
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from AimLoan.com
AimLoan.com
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300000
Refinance
4.250
4.250
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: None
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Oceans Mortgage
Oceans Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.154
4.125
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,050
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.150
4.125
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $905
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Better Mortgage Inc
Better Mortgage Inc
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300000
Refinance
4.051
4.000
USD
Better Mortgage Inc Logo
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $1,822
Thank you for your quote. 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.375
4.375
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: None
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
5.179
5.125
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: $1,825
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from NationsChoice Mortgage
NationsChoice Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.167
4.125
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,495
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.242
4.240
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,474.06
Fees in APR: $56
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Aurora Financial
Aurora Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.125
4.125
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: None
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
3.904
3.750
USD
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,389.35
Fees in APR: $2,267
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
3.973
3.835
USD
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,403.86
Fees in APR: $1,696
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.877
4.490
USD
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: $7,176
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
3.963
3.750
USD
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,389.35
Fees in APR: $4,366
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.004
3.865
USD
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,409.00
Fees in APR: $1,712
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Lending.com
Lending.com
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300000
Refinance
4.034
3.875
USD
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $2,417
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from AimLoan.com
AimLoan.com
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300000
Refinance
3.937
3.750
USD
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,389.35
Fees in APR: $3,473
 
 
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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 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 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 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
 
 
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 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 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
 
 

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Author: Brian McKay
December 25th, 2015