Mortgage Rates Forcasted to Move Higher in 2014 and 2015

Average mortgage rates in the most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) released by Freddie Mac changed little this week. For the entire 2013 year, mortgage rates have gone up from record lows set earlier in the year. Average 30 year conforming mortgage rates are at 4.48 percent with 0.7 point, an increase from last week's average 30 year rates of 4.47 percent.

A year ago at this time, 30 year rates averaged 3.35 percent, which was the lowest point for average 30 year rates in 2013. Looking forward to 2014, average mortgage rates on all loan types will be moving higher all year long.

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 Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.230
4.125
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $3,450
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.223
3.990
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $5,283
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.094
3.990
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $3,431
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Midwest Bank
First Midwest Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.052
3.990
USD
First Midwest Bank Logo
NMLS # 423112
at 0.750 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Midwest Bank
First Midwest Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.125
4.125
USD
First Midwest Bank Logo
NMLS # 423112
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.427
4.375
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,825
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.380
4.375
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $194
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from JG Wentworth Home Lending
JG Wentworth Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.258
4.250
USD
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $299
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.240
4.240
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,474.06
Fees in APR: $2
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Midwest Bank
First Midwest Bank
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300000
Refinance
3.863
3.750
USD
First Midwest Bank Logo
NMLS # 423112
at 1.375 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,389.35
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.256
3.875
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $7,446
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
3.928
3.740
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,387.65
Fees in APR: $3,515
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.529
4.500
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
4.529%
4/16/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.328
4.250
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.328%
4/16/2019
4.250%
at 0.375 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
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
4.432
4.375
USD
State Department Federal Credit Union
4.432%
4/15/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,000
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.415
4.375
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.415%
4/12/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
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 Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
4.295
4.250
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
4.295%
4/18/2019
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 TD Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.278
4.250
USD
TD Bank, NA
4.278%
4/19/2019
4.250%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $982
 
 
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 Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.316
4.250
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
4.316%
4/17/2019
4.250%
at 0.750 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $79
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.343
4.250
USD
Bank of America
4.343%
4/17/2019
4.250%
at 0.671 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.345
4.250
USD
Apple Federal Credit Union
4.345%
4/17/2019
4.250%
at 1.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $352
 
 

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Mortgage Rates Forecasted to Move Higher in 2014 and 2015


In the most recent Mortgage Finance Forecast released in December by the Mortgage Bankers Association, average 30 year rates are forecasted to increase to 4.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014. By the end of 2014, average 30 year mortgage rates are forecasted to move above 5.00 percent to around 5.10 percent on average.

The forecast for mortgage rates in 2015 is also higher, though rates are expected to remain under 6.00 percent. In the first quarter of 2015, average 30 year rates are expected to be around 5.10 percent and by the end of 2015, average 30 year rates are expected to increase to 5.30 percent.

Mortgage Rates Change Little This Week Says Freddie Mac but are Forecasted to Move Higher in 2014 and 2015Average Mortgage Rates



  • Mortgage rates today on 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loans are at 4.48 percent with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 4.47 percent.

  • Today's mortgage rates on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages are averaging 3.52 percent with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.51 percent.

  • Current mortgage rates on 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) are averaging 3.00 percent, up from last week when it averaged 2.96 percent.

  • Mortgage rates currently on 1-year Treasury-indexed adjustable mortgages are averaging 2.56 percent, down from last week when it averaged 2.57 percent.


Now is a Good Time to Buy a Home


While rates are moving higher and will continue to move higher overall, the increases are not that bad. This is a good thing because the housing market is still recovering and any large increases in mortgage rates will certainly derail the recovery.

If you're thinking about buying a home, now is one of the best times in over a decade. Since the housing collapse, housing prices have come down considerably.

Another factor making now a good time to buy is low mortgage rates. With current mortgage rates on 30 year loans averaging around 4.50 percent, you can still find lenders quoting 30 year rates for home purchases below the average. The lowest 30 year mortgage rates in our database of rates are at 4.00 percent with points.

Now is a Good Time to Refinance a Mortgage


Already own a home and have been thinking about refinancing your mortgage? Because refinance rates are still very low, you should look into refinancing. Because home prices on average moved 20 percent higher the past 2 years, you might be able to refinance now because you may have built up enough equity in your home.

Refinancing to a shorter term loan if you can afford the higher monthly payments is one of the best ways to save money. Refinancing from a 30 year loan to a 15 year loan will probably save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in mortgage interest payments. Literally.  Likewise, refinancing from a 30 year loan to a 10 year loan or even a 15 year loan to a 10 year loan will also save you a great deal of money.  The clincher is that you will have somewhat higher mortgage payments but the shorter term and lower interest rates make a huge difference in the total amount you pay for your home.

You can use a mortgage calculator with interest and an amortization schedule to see how much you can save in interest.
 
 
Author: Brian McKay
January 6th, 2014