Mortgage Debt Tax Relief Extended for Another Year as 30 Year Mortgage Rates Hover Above Record Lows

Average 30 year mortgage rates today are just above record lows but if you're in the position of losing your home, low mortgage rates today doesn't help your situation. In fact, you face the possibility of having a considerable tax bill on any debt relief you're forgiven on your mortgage.

Thankfully, the first round of the fiscal cliff  deal in Washington included extending mortgage debt tax relief. Homeowners that were involved in a short sale, foreclosure, or principal mortgage debt relief would be faced with owing taxes on the amount that was forgiven by the lender. The tax bill could easily be in the tens of thousands of dollars for these homeowners.

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30 yr fixed refi in 06101, All points, Credit score: 740+     Sort by:
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.227
4.125
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $3,350
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.354
4.250
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $3,395
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.049
4.000
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 388 - 5173
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $1,484
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.079
3.990
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # ML-66247
(877) 388 - 9170
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $2,885
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
4.784
4.700
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 366 - 5354
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,555.91
Fees in APR: $2,582
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.267
4.125
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $2,046
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Citibank, N. A.
Citibank, N. A.
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300000
Refinance
4.796
4.750
USD
Citibank, N. A. Logo
NMLS # 412915
(877) 385 - 1690
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $1,590
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.512
4.500
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $415
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.125
4.125
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 388 - 5173
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.242
4.240
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # ML-66247
(877) 388 - 9170
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,474.06
Fees in APR: $56
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.375
4.375
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: None
 
 
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
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
4.069
4.000
USD
Better Mortgage Inc Logo
NMLS # 330511
State Lic # ML-330511
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $2,482
Thank you for your quote. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
3.903
3.750
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 388 - 5173
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,389.35
Fees in APR: $2,261
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.004
3.865
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # ML-66247
(877) 388 - 9170
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,409.00
Fees in APR: $1,712
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
9.489
9.125
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 366 - 5354
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $6,132
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
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 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 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
 
 
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 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 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 The Guilford Savings Bank
The Guilford Savings Bank
300000
Refinance
4.542
4.500
USD
The Guilford Savings Bank
4.542%
2/22/2019
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%
2/22/2019
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 Liberty Bank
Liberty Bank
300000
Refinance
4.419
4.375
USD
Liberty Bank
4.419%
2/22/2019
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 Union Savings Bank
Union Savings Bank
300000
Refinance
4.524
4.500
USD
Union Savings Bank
4.524%
2/22/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $852
 
 
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%
2/22/2019
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 Santander Bank, N.A.
Santander Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
4.683
4.625
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.
4.683%
2/22/2019
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 UniBank for Savings
UniBank for Savings
300000
Refinance
4.786
4.750
USD
UniBank for Savings
4.786%
2/22/2019
4.750%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $500
 
 

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The "debt relief" tax law was set to expire on December 31, 2012, but was extended to until December 31, 2013. Realtor.org reported the average short sale in Florida sold for about $103,000 less than what the homeowner owed. The mortgage debt tax relief was enacted in 2007 but if the law wasn't on the books, the typical homeowner selling on a short sale would have owed just over $25,000 in federal taxes if they were in the 25 percent tax bracket.

Millions of homeowners are in the position of having to sell their home for less than they paid for it. Millions also are still facing a distressed sale, so extending the debt relief tax law will provide some relief to many people. This law also helps the housing market by allowing these sales to go through by lowering housing inventory.

Home affordability is at record highs these days, combined with record breaking low current mortgage rates. The housing market is finally recovering from the worst bust since the depression. Home sales are moving higher year over year, home builders are optimistic about the future and home prices are rising again.

Average conforming 30 year mortgage rates are at 3.54 percent today but you can find lenders quoting fixed 30 year rates well below the average. If you search on our rate tables, you will find some lenders quoting 30 year mortgage refinance rates just below 3.00 percent with points.
 
 
Author: Robert Till
January 7th, 2013
Posted in: Mortgage Rates