Low Mortgage Rates and Available Homes for Sale Drive Home Prices Higher

The Federal Reserve's monetary policies designed to drive mortgage rates lower are having a positive impact on housing prices. The National Association of Realtors reported March existing home sales dropped but the average home prices continues to move higher. Another factor driving home prices higher is the low number of homes for available for sale.

Low Mortgage Rates and Available Homes for Sale Drive Home Prices HigherMarch existing-home sales were down 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.92 million in March from a downwardly revised 4.95 million in February. Although home sales were down month over month, sales were 10.3 percent higher in March 2013 when compared to March 2012.

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 E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.981
4.750
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $4,835
 
 
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
4.168
3.990
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $3,359
 
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
4.269
4.250
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $675
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
5.179
5.125
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: $1,825
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from JG Wentworth Home Lending
JG Wentworth Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.375
4.375
USD
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Citibank, N. A.
Citibank, N. A.
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300000
Refinance
4.672
4.625
USD
Citibank, N. A. Logo
NMLS # 412915
(877) 387 - 1820
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,635
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.877
4.490
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: $7,176
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Raymond James Bank, NA
Raymond James Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.662
4.625
USD
Raymond James Bank, NA
4.662%
2/19/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,299
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.686
4.625
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
4.686%
2/19/2019
4.625%
at 0.375 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.665
4.625
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.665%
2/15/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.465
4.375
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.465%
2/19/2019
4.375%
at 0.500 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
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
4.557
4.500
USD
State Department Federal Credit Union
4.557%
2/18/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $2,000
 
 
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 Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
4.295
4.250
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
4.295%
2/21/2019
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 Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.238
4.125
USD
Bank of America
4.238%
2/20/2019
4.125%
at 0.913 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.470
4.375
USD
Apple Federal Credit Union
4.470%
2/20/2019
4.375%
at 1.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $352
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.545
4.500
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
4.545%
2/20/2019
4.500%
at 0.500 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $79
 
 
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
 
 

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The national median existing-home price for March was up 11.8 percent compared to a year ago. The increase in March's year over year number is the strongest increase since the height of the housing bubble. Back in November 2005 home prices rose 12.9 percent from a year earlier.

The March 2013 increase in home prices is the 13 consecutive month prices have moved higher, when comparing year-over-year prices. This stretch of price increases is the longest stretch since prices increased between May 2005 to May 2006.

Mortgage rates fell over the past month which has helped the demand for homes as buyers are taking advantage of near record low rates. Mortgage rates today on 30 year conforming loans are averaging 3.51 percent, a decline from the prior week's average 30 year mortgage rate of 3.54 percent. 30 year rates on average are just above record lows of 3.27 percent set in November of 2012.

Right now the lowest 30 year conforming refinance rates on our rate list for the state of California are at 3.00 percent with 2 mortgage points. The lowest 30 year refinancing rates without points on our list for California are at 3.25 percent. You can find lenders quoting these rates for most other states in our database of rates.

Average 15 year conventional mortgage rates today are at 2.74 percent, down from the prior week's average 15 year mortgage rate of 2.78 percent. The lowest 15 year refinancing rates today in our database for the state of Colorado are at 2.25 percent. The lowest 15 year refi rates without points in our database for Colorado are at 2.50 percent.

Current jumbo mortgage rates on 30 year loans are averaging 3.95 percent, a slight decline from last week's average 30 year jumbo mortgage rate of 3.96 percent. The lowest 30 year jumbo refinance rates in our database for the state of Illinois are current at 3.375 percent with 0.5 mortgage point and the lowest rates without points are at 3.50 percent.

Today's mortgage rates on 15 jumbo loans are averaging 3.33 percent, down from last week's average 15 year jumbo rate of 3.41 percent. The lowest 15 year jumbo rates in our database right now for the state of Texas are at 2.625 percent. The lowest 15 year jumbo refi rates without points in our Texas database of rates are at 3.125 percent.

 
 
 
Author: Brian McKay
April 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Mortgage Rates