High-Rate Mortgages, High-Fee Mortgages, the Facts

Mortgage rates today are so low these days you have probably been enticed to refinance a loan or even buy a home if you have been on the sidelines during the housing bust. Obtaining a home loan is probably one of the most expensive and complex choices you'll make in life.

You should know there are laws in place that help protect consumers. The Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA) which was passed in 1994 helps protect consumers from deceptive and unfair practices when dealing with lenders. The HOEPA law amends the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The law establishes requirements for certain loans with high mortgage rates and closing fees.

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 eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.679
4.625
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 210-6855
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,575
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.873
4.750
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $3,911
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Mortgage Direct
First Mortgage Direct
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300000
Refinance
4.783
4.625
USD
First Mortgage Direct Logo
NMLS # 244476
State Lic # MC-5877
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,442
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.687
4.625
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,869
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.580
4.490
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: $2,858
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.679
4.575
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,533.45
Fees in APR: $3,315
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
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
4.694
4.490
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: $4,043
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.795
4.625
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,847
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.848
4.750
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $3,059
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.760
4.750
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $362
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Mortgage Direct
First Mortgage Direct
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300000
Refinance
4.750
4.750
USD
First Mortgage Direct Logo
NMLS # 244476
State Lic # MC-5877
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.750
4.750
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 210-6855
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: None
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
5.035
5.000
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $1,203
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
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
4.654
4.625
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $995
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Republic Bank
Republic Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.752
4.750
USD
Republic Bank Logo
NMLS # 402606
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $83
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.875
4.875
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
5.125
5.125
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from JG Wentworth Home Lending
JG Wentworth Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.875
4.875
USD
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
(877) 210-3816
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.655
4.615
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,540.62
Fees in APR: $1,379
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.785
4.625
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,199
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.547
4.375
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 210-6855
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,700
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.565
4.375
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $3,332
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.444
4.240
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,474.06
Fees in APR: $3,872
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
5.093
5.000
USD
Virginia Credit Union
5.093%
11/13/2018
5.000%
at 0.500 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $1,650
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.907
4.875
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank
4.907%
11/13/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Raymond James Bank, NA
Raymond James Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
5.163
5.125
USD
Raymond James Bank, NA
5.163%
11/13/2018
5.125%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: $1,299
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
5.280
5.250
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
5.280%
11/13/2018
5.250%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,656.61
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
5.099
5.000
USD
Apple Federal Credit Union
5.099%
11/14/2018
5.000%
at 1.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $352
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from State Department Federal Credit Union
State Department Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.683
4.625
USD
State Department Federal Credit Union
4.683%
11/12/2018
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,000
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
5.075
5.000
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
5.075%
11/16/2018
5.000%
at 0.375 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Santander Bank, N.A.
Santander Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
5.184
5.125
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.
5.184%
11/16/2018
5.125%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: $2,004
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from TD Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.789
4.750
USD
TD Bank, NA
4.789%
11/16/2018
4.750%
at 0.125 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $982
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
5.048
4.990
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
5.048%
11/15/2018
4.990%
at 0.377 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,608.63
Fees in APR: $853
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.858
4.750
USD
Bank of America
4.858%
11/14/2018
4.750%
at 0.811 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Armed Forces Bank, N.A.
Armed Forces Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
5.029
5.000
USD
Armed Forces Bank, N.A.
5.029%
11/14/2018
5.000%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $999
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
5.069
5.000
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
5.069%
11/14/2018
5.000%
at 0.750 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $79
 
 

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The law gives the consumer extra time to decide if loan offered is a good one even if you have already signed the loan application. If the loan triggers the "test" listed below you must receive several disclosures at least three business days before the loan is finalized.

The rules below are mainly for refinancing and home equity loans that also meet the definition of a high-rate or high-fee loan. The rules do not cover loans to buy or build your home, reverse mortgages or home equity lines of credit.

After you read these tests, practices that are allowed and not allowed, if you feel have been cheated or a lender as broken the law you have the right to sue. To file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov. You can also call the FTC at 1-877-382-4357.  TTY: 1-866-653-4261.

If you do sue and win you may be able to recover statutory and actual damages, court costs and attorney’s fees. In addition, a violation of the high-rate, high-fee requirements of the TILA may enable you cancel the loan for up to three years.

High Mortgage Rates


For a first mortgage loan, if the annual percentage rate (APR) exceeds by more than eight percentage points (10 percentage points for a second mortgage) the rates on comparable maturity Treasury securities.

High Mortgage Fees 


If the mortgage fees paid by the consumer at or before the settlement exceed the larger of $592 or eight percent of the total loan amount.

The mortgage loan you receive from a lender meet any of the criteria above the mortgage lender MUST give you written notice stating that the mortgage loan need not be completed. Again, you have three business days to decide whether to sign the loan agreement after you receive these disclosures.

Frankly if any lender is offering you a morgage interest rate that exceeds by eight percent comparable Treasury securities I would run to another lender. Even if you have horrible credit.

To give you can idea of how the rate would differ if you were offered a loan eight percentage points above comparable Treasury securities rates (30 year Treasury yields closed at 3.12% on 4/27)  right now you would be quoted a 30 year rate of 11.12%. Most lenders these days offer 30 year rates at 4.00%.

In this notice the mortgage lender must also warn you that you can lose the home and any money you have put into it if you fail to pay the loan. This is common sense but you'd be surprised how many people buy a home and don't know these laws.

The mortgage lender must also layout the annual percentage rate (APR), this will differ from the mortgage rate since the APR also takes into consideration any fees.

The monthly payments and the total loan amount must be stated. On adjustable mortgages the mortgage lender must disclose that the mortgage rate and monthly payment may increase when current mortgage rates increase. The lender most also state the amount of the maximum monthly payment.

There are also certain features of loans that are not available with high mortgage rate or high mortgage fee loans.  All balloon mortgage payments, where the regular payments do not pay off the principal mortgage balance and a lump sum mortgage payment of more than twice the amount of the regular payments is required on mortgage loans with less than five-year terms.

These loans can't have negative mortgage amortization, which involves smaller monthly mortgage payments that do not fully pay off the home loan and that cause an increase in your total mortgage principal debt.

There are also many other practices that are banned from high rate or high fee mortgage loans. Just be sure you know the lender you're dealing with (check the BBB) or just use a well known bank, credit union or mortgage lender. You should also know what the prevailing mortgage rates are before you contact any lender about a loan. You should also just avoid these types of loans if you can and I don't see why you can't.
 
 
Author: Robert Till
April 29th, 2012