Mortgage Rates Surge Higher, Expect Even Higher Rates in 2017

Mortgage rates and bond yields have surged higher over the past three months. The increase in rates and yields accelerated since Donald Trump won the Presidential Election. The month before the election, average 30 year conforming mortgage rates were at 3.54 percent. 30 year mortgage rates today are above 4.00 percent, averaging 4.18 percent.

During the same time, 10 year U.S. Treasury yields rose from around 1.60 percent to today's yield of 2.60 percent, a 100 basis point increase. We expect even higher rates and yields in 2017 because the Federal Open Market Committee is expected to increase rates.

The FOMC anticipates increasing the fed funds rate by 0.75 percent in 2017 and may possibly increase the rate more if needed. This will put upward pressure on Treasury yields, which in turn will put upward pressure on mortgage rates. 10 year Treasury yields could hit 3.50 percent and average 30 year mortgage rates might hit 5.00 percent by the end of 2017.

15 year mortgage rates are also moved sharply higher over the past three months. In late September of this year, average 15 year mortgage rates were around 2.75 percent. 15 year mortgage rates today are much higher, averaging 3.33 percent, an increase of 58 basis points. 15 year mortgage rates will likely hit 4.00 percent by the end of 2017.

On a percentage basis, the current increase for both 30 year rates and 15 year rates are even higher. Average 30 year mortgage rates increased by 18 percent and average 15 year mortgage rates increased by 21 percent in 3 months. You can see an archive of average mortgage rates for 2016 at Freddie Mac Mortgage Rate Archive.

Unfortunately, for homeowners financing their purchase, higher mortgage rates are here and will continue to move higher. If you're a potential homebuyer, now is time to lock in a mortgage rate before rates increase. The higher the mortgage rates, the higher your monthly mortgage payment will be and the less home you can afford.

The rates mentioned above are average rates but you can still find lenders quoting mortgage rates below the average. If you're comparing mortgage rates, you can see a list of lenders listed in your state by searching our rate lists at 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
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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 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 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 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 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 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
 
 

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Author: Brian McKay
December 19th, 2016