Mortgage Rates Mostly Higher This Week as President Obama Asks Congress to Help Homeowners Refinance

For over a month now, mortgage rates have been moving higher and this week is no exception as 30 year mortgage rates today increased to 3.67 percent. Mortgage rates have increased for many weeks now but rates are still low historically speaking and will remain so for the rest of 2013.

Hopefully President Obama and Congress can act on laws that would allow millions of homeowners refinance at these current low refinance rates before rates move higher. There are a few bills pending including the “Responsible Homeowners Refinancing Act,” which would change refinancing guidelines to help the estimated 13.5 million homeowners trapped in higher rate loans refinance to a lower rate.

Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
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APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
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PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from HomePlus Mortgage
HomePlus Mortgage
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300000
Purchase
3.560%
3.375%
USD
HomePlus Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 78669
10/21/2019
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,327
Fees in APR: $6,995
Personal service - one point of contact from start to finish – available nights and weekends
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Quicken Loans NMLS #3030
Quicken Loans NMLS #3030
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300000
Purchase
4.291%
4.125%
USD
Quicken Loans NMLS #3030 Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/21/2019
at 2.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,454
Fees in APR: $6,000
The Better Business Bureau gives Quicken Loans and A+ for customer service.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Rocket Mortgage
Rocket Mortgage
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300000
Purchase
4.039%
3.875%
USD
Rocket Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/21/2019
at 2.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,411
Fees in APR: $6,000
From the lender: We can close your loan in less than a month!
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Apple Financial Network, Inc
Apple Financial Network, Inc
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/112378.gif
300000
Purchase
3.556%
3.375%
USD
Apple Financial Network, Inc Logo
NMLS # 1846010
State Lic # 01527337
10/21/2019
at 1.625 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,327
Fees in APR: $6,972
Be ready to buy. Get pre-approved by a local lender
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Quicken Loans NMLS #3030
Quicken Loans NMLS #3030
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111724.gif
300000
Purchase
4.291%
4.125%
USD
Quicken Loans NMLS #3030 Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/21/2019
at 2.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,454
Fees in APR: $6,000
The Better Business Bureau gives Quicken Loans and A+ for customer service.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Rocket Mortgage
Rocket Mortgage
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111574.gif
300000
Purchase
4.039%
3.875%
USD
Rocket Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 3030
10/21/2019
at 2.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,411
Fees in APR: $6,000
From the lender: We can close your loan in less than a month!
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from New American Funding
New American Funding
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300000
Purchase
3.514%
3.375%
USD
New American Funding Logo
NMLS # 6606
10/21/2019
at 1.750 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,327
Fees in APR: $5,250
Direct lender specializing in helping you save money on your home loan.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from HomePlus Mortgage
HomePlus Mortgage
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111128.gif
300000
Purchase
3.560%
3.375%
USD
HomePlus Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 78669
10/21/2019
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,327
Fees in APR: $6,995
Personal service - one point of contact from start to finish – available nights and weekends
 

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Refinancing to a lower rate can save a homeowner tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest payments over the life of the loan. For each $100,000 borrowed a borrower would save $59 a month if they refinancing to a 30 year mortgage from 5.00 percent to 4.00 percent.

Current mortgage rates on 15 year conforming loans are averaging 2.93 percent, an increase from last week's average rate of 2.89 percent. Although rates have moved higher on average this week, there are lenders on our rate lists offering 15 year mortgage rates at 2.25 percent with points.

Average jumbo mortgage rates on 30 year conforming loans bucked the trend and were slightly lower this week. Today's mortgage rates on 30 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.12 percent, a decline from last week's average 30 year jumbo rate of 4.14 percent. The lowest 30 year jumbo rates in our database right now are at 3.375 percent to 3.50 percent with points.

15 year jumbo mortgage rates today are averaging 3.43 percent, an increase from last week's average rate of 3.39 percent. The lowest 15 year jumbo refinance rates in our rate database are well below the average at 2.875 percent with points. Search and compare rates in your state - there is no need to provide personal information to view a list of rates.
 
 
Author: Lisa Graham
February 15th, 2013