2012 Record Breaking Year for Lower Mortgage Rates

During 2012 we have seen mortgage rates hit a series of record lows and even more record lows are expected in 2013 as the Federal Reserve continues policies that are designed to drive mortgage rates down. Average conforming 30 year mortgage rates started 2012 at 3.91 percent in Freddie Mac's first Primary Mortgage Market Survey in 2012.

The last PMMS survey in 2012 had 30 year mortgage rates averaging 3.35 percent, a decline of 56 basis points or a decline of about 15 percent. 30 year mortgage rates today on New Years Eve are averaging 3.38 percent on Bankrate's national average rate survey.

Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
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30 yr fixed refi in 23223, All points, Credit score: 740+     Sort by:
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APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
Notes
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.981
4.750
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $4,835
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.168
3.990
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $3,359
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.269
4.250
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $675
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
5.179
5.125
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: $1,825
 
 
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
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Citibank, N. A.
Citibank, N. A.
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300000
Refinance
4.672
4.625
USD
Citibank, N. A. Logo
NMLS # 412915
(877) 387 - 1820
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,635
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.877
4.490
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: $7,176
 
 
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 Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.686
4.625
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
4.686%
2/19/2019
4.625%
at 0.375 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.665
4.625
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.665%
2/15/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.465
4.375
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.465%
2/19/2019
4.375%
at 0.500 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,650
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from State Department Federal Credit Union
State Department Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.557
4.500
USD
State Department Federal Credit Union
4.557%
2/18/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $2,000
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Santander Bank, N.A.
Santander Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
4.683
4.625
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.
4.683%
2/21/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,004
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
4.295
4.250
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
4.295%
2/21/2019
4.250%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $853
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.238
4.125
USD
Bank of America
4.238%
2/20/2019
4.125%
at 0.913 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.470
4.375
USD
Apple Federal Credit Union
4.470%
2/20/2019
4.375%
at 1.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $352
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.545
4.500
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
4.545%
2/20/2019
4.500%
at 0.500 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $79
 
 
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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The lowest point for 30 year mortgage interest rates in Freddie Mac's survey was at 3.31 percent in the survey that ended on November 21, 2012. The highest point for 30 year rates in 2012 was in the March 22 survey when the average 30 year rate hit 4.08 percent. Back in January 2010 average 30 year rates were just above 5.00 percent.

The future direction of mortgage rates in 2013 will be lower due to several reasons. The main reason is that the Federal Reserve is buying mortgage-backed securities (MBS) specifically to drive rates lower. MBS are the aftermarket for mortgages. These mortgages are bundled together and sold to investors as securities. By doing so, this frees up funds so lenders can make more loans which provide liquidity to the mortgage market. The Fed started buying MBS during the housing bust to provide liquidity and help the housing market recover.

The lowest 30 year refinance rate quoted on our rate list for Texas right now is at 2.875 percent with 1.50 mortgage points. In other states you can also find 30 year rates quoted below the average and below 3.00 percent with points. On our Ohio 30 year refinance rates list we have one lender quoting 30 year refi rates at 2.875 percent with 1.761 points.

Conforming 15 year mortgage rates started 2012 at an average of 3.23 percent and closed out 2012 averaging 2.65 percent. As with 30 year rates, 15 year rates have been in a tight range for all of 2012. The highest point for average 15 year rates was on March 22 when 15 year rates hit 3.30 percent. The lowest point for 15 year rates was on November 21 when rates hit a low of 2.63 percent. In January 2010, 15 year mortgage interest rates averaged 4.44 percent.

All year long you could find lenders quoting 15 year mortgage refinance rates well below the average rates. Current mortgage rates on 15 year conforming loans can be found as low as 2.25 percent with points on our rate tables. If you'd rather not pay points up front in order to secure a lower rate, we have lenders quoting 15 year rates as low as 2.50 percent without points. Feel free to search our rate tables to find a list of today's mortgage rates in your state. Best of all you don't have to provide any personal information to see a list of rates at mortgagerates.monitorbankrates.com.
 
 
Author: Brian McKay
December 31st, 2012
Posted in: Bank Mortgage Rates