No Fed Rate Hike is Good News for Mortgage Rates

If you haven't heard the news, the Federal Open Market Committee declined to raise the fed funds rate list week. This is good news for those looking to buy a home or refinance a mortgage, as current mortgage rates will stay near record lows for now.

Mortgage rates are not directly tied to the federal funds rate but indirectly tied. When the federal funds rate is increased, bond yields usually increase. Lenders tie mortgage rates to 10 year bond yields, as 10 year bond yields rise, lenders adjust mortgage rates higher.

30 year fixed conforming mortgage rates are currently at 3.51 percent, up from last week's average mortgage rate of 3.46 percent. 30 year rate moved higher last week but are only about 25 basis points above all-time record lows set a few years ago.

A decade ago, 30 year mortgage rates were in the 6 to 7 percent range. Back in the early 1980's the all-time record high for 30 year mortgage rates was just above 17 percent.

Average 30 year rates are at 3.51 percent today but there are lenders quoting 30 year rates well below the average. The best 30 year refinance rates on our rate list right now are at 3.00 percent with points. The best rates without points are still below the average at 3.25 percent.

Mortgage points allow the borrower to get a lower mortgage rate by paying money up front. Each mortgage point is equal to 1 percent of the loan amount.

To see how low mortgage rates are in your area search our rate lists at MortgageRates.RatesoRama.com.



Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
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Lender
APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
Notes
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
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300000
Purchase
3.138%
3.125%
USD
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation Logo
NMLS # 1168
State Lic # 11309
10/23/2020
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,286
Fees in APR: $500
Direct Lender. Billions Funded.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
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300000
Purchase
2.646%
2.500%
USD
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation Logo
NMLS # 1168
State Lic # 11309
10/23/2020
at 1.750 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,186
Fees in APR: $5,795
Direct Lender. Billions Funded.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
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300000
Purchase
2.934%
2.875%
USD
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation Logo
NMLS # 1168
State Lic # 11309
10/23/2020
at 0.625 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,245
Fees in APR: $2,297
Direct Lender. Billions Funded.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Quicken Loans NMLS #3030
Quicken Loans NMLS #3030
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300000
Purchase
3.693%
3.500%
USD
Quicken Loans NMLS #3030 Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/23/2020
at 2.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,348
Fees in APR: $7,250
The Better Business Bureau gives Quicken Loans and A+ for customer service.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Rocket Mortgage
Rocket Mortgage
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300000
Purchase
3.739%
3.625%
USD
Rocket Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/23/2020
at 1.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,369
Fees in APR: $4,250
From the lender: We can close your loan in less than a month!
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Rocket Mortgage
Rocket Mortgage
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111574.gif
300000
Purchase
3.314%
3.125%
USD
Rocket Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/23/2020
at 2.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,286
Fees in APR: $7,250
From the lender: We can close your loan in less than a month!
 
Data provided by Brown Bag Marketing, Inc. Payments do not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums. Click here for more information on rates and product details.



Author: Brian McKay
September 25th, 2016