Mortgage Rates Hold Steady This Week as 10 Year Bond Yields Rise Above 2.25%

Mortgage rates held steady this week but will increase in the coming days because of higher bond yields. Average 30 year mortgage rates today are at 3.83 percent, down slightly from last week's average 30 year rate of 3.85 percent. By the end of this week 30 year mortgage rates will hit 4.00 percent, a level not seen for several months.

10 year U.S. bonds increased 12 basis points yesterday to 2.27 percent. Yields increased to the highest level in more than 5 months because of looming new bond sales by the U.S. government. Another factor sending yields higher in the U.S are higher German bond yields.

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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Direct Home Lending
Direct Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
3.921
3.875
USD
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $1,380
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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
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Direct Home Lending
Direct Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.000
4.000
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: None
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Watermark Home Loans
Watermark Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.040
4.000
USD
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $1,450
Watermark Home Loans is a BBB A+ rated Direct Lender. 
 
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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
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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 Direct Home Lending
Direct Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
3.784
3.625
USD
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,368.15
Fees in APR: $2,496
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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
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
 
 

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Mortgage Rates May 12 2015For the past year, U.S. bond yields were held down by global demand for U.S. bonds. Investors got a better return in 10 year U.S. bonds yielding around 2.00 percent. 10 year German bond yields were almost negative a month ago but have since risen to 0.70 percent.

Now that German bond yields are increasing sharply, U.S. bond yields are also moving higher. Mortgage lenders set mortgage rates based on 10 year U.S. bond rates. When bond rates increase, mortgage rates also move higher.

If you're looking for the best rates to finance the purchase of a home or refinance your current loan do so sooner than later. Rates are increasing this week but right now in our rate database, we have lenders quoting 30 year refinance rates at 3.75 percent with mortgage points.

Mortgage rates today on 15 year conforming loans are currently averaging 3.00 percent, down from last week's average 15 year rate of 3.03 percent. In the database of rates, there are lenders still quoting 15 year refinance rates under 3.00 percent.

Checking on the table for California there is one lender, California Home Lending, quoting 15 year refinance rates at 2.625 percent with 0.126 points. There are also a few other lenders quoting 15 year rates below 3.00 percent with points and without points.

Current mortgage rates on 30 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.22 percent, down from the prior week's average jumbo rate of 4.25 percent. The lowest 30 year jumbo refinance rates in the database are at 3.625 percent with 2 mortgage points. The lowest rate without points is at 3.875 percent.

Today's mortgage rates on 15 year jumbo loans are averaging 3.80 percent, down from the previous week's average rate of 3.87 percent. The best 15 year jumbo refi rates in the database for California are currently at 2.875 percent with points and at 3.125 percent with no points.

 
Author: Brian McKay
May 12th, 2015