Cyprus Tax on Deposit Accounts Will Send U.S. Mortgage Rates Lower

The euro zone took an unprecedented move by taxing deposit accounts in Cyprus to help pay for that country's bank bailout. The decision to raise $7.6 billion by taxing deposit accounts is an ill-advised move which may cause a run on deposits across the euro zone. The results are already being seen as people line up to take their money out of Cyprus banks.

Cyprus Tax on Deposit Accounts Will Send US Mortgage Rates LowerThe news sent stock indexes in Europe down. Stock prices opened lower in the United States and 10 year U.S. Treasury yields fell 9 basis points at the open and are now under 2.00 percent. Investors are doing the classic flight-to-quality by buying U.S. Treasuries during uncertain times. When Treasury prices move higher, Treasury yields move lower and lower yields means lower mortgage rates in the coming days.

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
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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
(877) 388 - 2721
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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There is fear in the European Union that the new tax might be applied to other countries that are in need of a bailout. Many people believe Italy might be next in line for a bailout. This fear will cause more money to be withdrawn by depositors in all euro zone countries. A major run on banks in the zone will cause equity markets to fall worldwide and send long-term U.S. bond yields even lower, in turn sending current mortgage rates down.

30 year mortgage rates today are averaging 3.69 percent, down from last week's average 30 year mortgage rate of 3.70 percent. In the coming days, the average 30 year conforming mortgage rate will probably fall below 3.60 percent. Right now you can already find lenders quoting 30 year mortgage rates well below 3.60 percent. Currently, the lowest 30 year mortgage refinance rates in our database are at 3.25 percent with points.

Mortgage rates today on 15 year conforming loans are averaging 2.87 percent, down from last week's average 15 year rate of 2.92 percent. This week, the average 15 year conventional loan rate will probably fall towards 2.75 percent, but you can already find lenders quoting 15 year refinance rates well below the averages.

The lowest 15 year conventional refi rates in our database are at 2.25 percent with points and without points, the lowest 15 year refi rate is at 2.50 percent. The lowest rates we mention in this article are the lowest overall, the lowest rate isn't available in all states. The good news is even for states that currently don't have lenders quoting rates at 2.25 percent, you can still find quotes as low as 2.50 percent, below the average rate.

Jumbo mortgage rates today on 30 year loans are averaging 4.11 percent, a decline from last week's average 30 year jumbo rate of 4.20 percent. If Treasury yields continue to decline this week, the average 30 year jumbo mortgage rate will fall towards 4.00 percent. The best jumbo rate in our database is currently at 3.50 percent with 2 mortgage points, the lowest rate without points is at 3.75 percent.,

Average 15 year jumbo mortgage interest rates are at 3.45 percent, down from last week's average 15 year rate of 3.52 percent. Right now we have lenders quoting 15 year jumbo refi rates as low as 2.75 percent with 2 mortgage points and as low as 3.00 percent with no points. When you search our database you don't have to provide any personal information to view a list of rates.
 
 
Author: Brian McKay
March 18th, 2013
Posted in: Mortgage Rates