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 06101, All points, Credit score: 740+     Sort by:
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Rate
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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
Lending.com Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # 11040
(877) 387 - 4811
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. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.232
4.125
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
(877) 387 - 7830
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $3,515
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.459
4.375
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
(877) 252 - 6146
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,654
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from McGlone Mortgage Group
McGlone Mortgage Group
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300000
Refinance
4.280
4.250
USD
McGlone Mortgage Group Logo
NMLS # 3232
State Lic # 3511
(844) 365 - 0536
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,082
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Citibank, N. A.
Citibank, N. A.
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300000
Refinance
4.671
4.625
USD
Citibank, N. A. Logo
NMLS # 412915
(877) 385 - 1690
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,590
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Lending.com
Lending.com
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300000
Refinance
4.265
4.250
USD
Lending.com Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # 11040
(877) 387 - 4811
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. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.650
4.625
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
(877) 252 - 6146
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $857
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.250
4.250
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
(877) 387 - 7830
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: None
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Better Mortgage Inc
Better Mortgage Inc
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300000
Refinance
4.148
4.125
USD
Better Mortgage Inc Logo
NMLS # 330511
State Lic # ML-330511
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $826
Thank you for your quote. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Lending.com
Lending.com
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300000
Refinance
4.034
3.875
USD
Lending.com Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # 11040
(877) 387 - 4811
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. 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from The Guilford Savings Bank
The Guilford Savings Bank
300000
Refinance
4.542
4.500
USD
The Guilford Savings Bank
4.542%
2/15/2019
4.500%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $719
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Savings Bank of Danbury
Savings Bank of Danbury
300000
Refinance
4.523
4.500
USD
Savings Bank of Danbury
4.523%
2/15/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $790
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.550
4.500
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.550%
2/15/2019
4.500%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $998
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Union Savings Bank
Union Savings Bank
300000
Refinance
4.649
4.625
USD
Union Savings Bank
4.649%
2/15/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $852
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Liberty Bank
Liberty Bank
300000
Refinance
4.419
4.375
USD
Liberty Bank
4.419%
2/15/2019
4.375%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $814
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from UniBank for Savings
UniBank for Savings
300000
Refinance
4.786
4.750
USD
UniBank for Savings
4.786%
2/15/2019
4.750%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $500
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank of Omaha
300000
Refinance
4.815
4.750
USD
First National Bank of Omaha
4.815%
2/21/2019
4.750%
at 0.500 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $752
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from TD Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.405
4.375
USD
TD Bank, NA
4.405%
2/20/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,043
 
 
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 The Washington Trust Company
The Washington Trust Company
300000
Refinance
4.280
4.250
USD
The Washington Trust Company
4.280%
2/19/2019
4.250%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,083
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from United Bank
United Bank
300000
Refinance
4.401
4.375
USD
United Bank
4.401%
2/19/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $911
 
 
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
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.373
4.250
USD
Bank of America
4.373%
2/18/2019
4.250%
at 0.998 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,351
 
 

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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