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
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.450
4.375
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,325
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
4.732
4.625
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $3,408
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Triumph Bank Home Loans
Triumph Bank Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.331
4.250
USD
Triumph Bank Home Loans Logo
NMLS # 258821
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $2,582
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.361
4.250
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $3,623
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Mortgage Direct
First Mortgage Direct
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300000
Refinance
4.548
4.375
USD
First Mortgage Direct Logo
NMLS # 244476
State Lic # MC-5877
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $3,042
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from goodmortgage.com
goodmortgage.com
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300000
Refinance
4.799
4.625
USD
goodmortgage.com Logo
NMLS # 2917
State Lic # MC-436
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,991
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
9.310
9.125
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $4,552
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.449
4.375
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,300
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.327
4.240
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 388 - 9671
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,474.06
Fees in APR: $2,774
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
4.400
4.300
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 366 - 5354
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,484.61
Fees in APR: $3,215
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
4.431
4.250
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $3,343
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.631
4.500
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,551
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.718
4.625
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,909
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
4.625
4.625
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from goodmortgage.com
goodmortgage.com
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300000
Refinance
4.750
4.750
USD
goodmortgage.com Logo
NMLS # 2917
State Lic # MC-436
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Mortgage Direct
First Mortgage Direct
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300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
First Mortgage Direct Logo
NMLS # 244476
State Lic # MC-5877
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Triumph Bank Home Loans
Triumph Bank Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.388
4.375
USD
Triumph Bank Home Loans Logo
NMLS # 258821
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $451
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
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
4.896
4.875
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $723
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC
Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC
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300000
Refinance
4.230
4.230
USD
Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC Logo
NMLS # 1023
State Lic # MC-5814
(877) 387 - 2871
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,472.31
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the 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
4.394
4.375
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $675
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.460
4.460
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,512.93
Fees in APR: $13
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Republic Bank
Republic Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.505
4.500
USD
Republic Bank Logo
NMLS # 402606
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $165
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.886
4.875
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $395
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from LoanLock
LoanLock
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300000
Refinance
4.450
4.450
USD
LoanLock Logo
NMLS # 237507
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,511.16
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from JG Wentworth Home Lending
JG Wentworth Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
(877) 388 - 2721
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.404
4.365
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 388 - 9671
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,496.09
Fees in APR: $1,382
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
4.513
4.500
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $446
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.545
4.375
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,635
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from goodmortgage.com
goodmortgage.com
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300000
Refinance
4.592
4.250
USD
goodmortgage.com Logo
NMLS # 2917
State Lic # MC-436
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $5,850
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.367
4.250
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $825
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Triumph Bank Home Loans
Triumph Bank Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
9.495
9.125
USD
Triumph Bank Home Loans Logo
NMLS # 258821
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $6,295
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.377
4.250
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 366 - 5354
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,185
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
9.559
9.125
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $7,887
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.196
3.990
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 388 - 9671
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $4,025
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
4.820
4.750
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.820%
12/11/2018
4.750%
at 0.250 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $1,650
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.781
4.750
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank
4.781%
12/11/2018
4.750%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Raymond James Bank, NA
Raymond James Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.913
4.875
USD
Raymond James Bank, NA
4.913%
12/11/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $1,299
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.848
4.750
USD
Apple Federal Credit Union
4.848%
12/12/2018
4.750%
at 1.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $352
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.926
4.875
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
4.926%
12/11/2018
4.875%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
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%
12/10/2018
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 Santander Bank, N.A.
Santander Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
4.934
4.875
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.
4.934%
12/14/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $2,004
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from TD Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.653
4.625
USD
TD Bank, NA
4.653%
12/14/2018
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $982
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.916
4.875
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.916%
12/14/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
4.794
4.750
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
4.794%
12/13/2018
4.750%
at 0.227 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $853
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.609
4.500
USD
Bank of America
4.609%
12/12/2018
4.500%
at 0.842 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.818
4.750
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
4.818%
12/12/2018
4.750%
at 0.750 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $79
 
 

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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