Mortgage Rates Near Historic Lows but Will Move Higher in the Coming Years

Average mortgage rates increased this week but will fall in the coming days as a result of lower 10 year bond yields. The current average 30 year mortgage rate is at 4.25 percent, an increase from last week's average 30 year rate of 4.17 percent. Mortgage rates moved higher this week rates but are still very low, historically speaking.

Mortgage rates have remained near record lows for several years now and will move higher in the coming years. Despite the fact that rates are near record lows, loan demand is still sluggish. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent for the week ending August 8, 2014.

Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
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30 yr fixed refi in 06101, 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 Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.325
4.250
USD
Ally Bank Logo
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $2,358
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from American Federal Mortgage Corporation
American Federal Mortgage Corporation
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300000
Refinance
3.944
3.875
USD
American Federal Mortgage Corporation Logo
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $2,208
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.101
3.990
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $3,671
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.293
4.125
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $2,964
 
 
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.404
4.375
USD
Ally Bank Logo
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,039
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.247
4.240
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,474.06
Fees in APR: $242
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.250
4.250
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
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 American Federal Mortgage Corporation
American Federal Mortgage Corporation
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300000
Refinance
4.000
4.000
USD
American Federal Mortgage Corporation Logo
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 Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
3.935
3.740
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,387.65
Fees in APR: $3,755
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from American Federal Mortgage Corporation
American Federal Mortgage Corporation
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300000
Refinance
3.852
3.750
USD
American Federal Mortgage Corporation Logo
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,389.35
Fees in APR: $420
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30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Santander Bank, N.A.
Santander Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
4.557
4.500
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.

4.557%
4/19/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $2,004
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Union Savings Bank
Union Savings Bank
300000
Refinance
4.399
4.375
USD
Union Savings Bank

4.399%
4/12/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $852
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from TD Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.154
4.125
USD
TD Bank, NA

4.154%
4/16/2019
4.125%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,043
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Savings Bank of Danbury
Savings Bank of Danbury
300000
Refinance
4.397
4.375
USD
Savings Bank of Danbury

4.397%
4/19/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $790
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.365
4.250
USD
Bank of America

4.365%
4/15/2019
4.250%
at 0.903 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,351
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.403
4.375
USD
Citizens Bank, NA

4.403%
4/19/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $998
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from The Washington Trust Company
The Washington Trust Company
300000
Refinance
4.155
4.125
USD
The Washington Trust Company

4.155%
4/16/2019
4.125%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,083
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from UniBank for Savings
UniBank for Savings
300000
Refinance
4.536
4.500
USD
UniBank for Savings

4.536%
4/19/2019
4.500%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $500
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from United Bank
United Bank
300000
Refinance
4.276
4.250
USD
United Bank

4.276%
4/16/2019
4.250%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $911
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from The Guilford Savings Bank
The Guilford Savings Bank
300000
Refinance
4.291
4.250
USD
The Guilford Savings Bank

4.291%
4/19/2019
4.250%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $719
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.155
4.125
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank

4.155%
4/16/2019
4.125%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Liberty Bank
Liberty Bank
300000
Refinance
4.169
4.125
USD
Liberty Bank

4.169%
4/19/2019
4.125%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $814
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank of Omaha
300000
Refinance
4.575
4.500
USD
First National Bank of Omaha

4.575%
4/19/2019
4.500%
at 0.625 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $752
 
 

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In the coming years, rates will be moving higher as a result of stronger economy growth and the Federal Reserve policies. Joe Mollica, of Connecticut Financial Mortgage, said the following regarding rates, the housing market, and the Federal Reserve:
It is widely expected that the Fed will begin raising short term interest rates some time in 2015.  This is supported by signs of economic growth, be it at a slow pace, like the 2nd Quarter GDP reaching 4% and job increases exceeding 200,000 for the past 6 months.

The Fed must be careful, however, not to stunt growth in the housing market and affect housing prices by raising rates too quickly.  Housing starts in June were reported at 600,000 units, up from 300,000 units in 2010, but far off of the 1.4 million units in 2007.

It appears that there is a tremendous amount of pent up demand in the housing market, as people are waiting on the sidelines for clear signs of economic improvement.  Some economists also feel that a rise in short term rates by the Fed may keep inflation expectations stable which could keep mortgage interest rates reasonably stable as well.

Listed below are average mortgage rates today:

Conforming Mortgage Rates

  • 30 Year Fixed 4.25%

  • 15 Year Fixed 3.18%

  • 5 Year Adjustable 3.30%


Jumbo Mortgage Rates

  • 30 Year Fixed 4.56%

  • 15 Year Fixed 3.75%

  • 5 Year Adjustable 3.59%

Author: Brian McKay
August 14th, 2014