Mortgage Rates Decline as Home Affordability Slips

Mortgage rates have been on the decline for a few months now after hitting 2013 highs over the summer. Average conforming 30 year mortgage rates hit 4 month lows last week and are now averaging 4.23 percent. 30 year rates are higher than last week's average of 4.15 percent.

Mortgage Rates are Still Low and Will Remain Low for Now


Overall mortgage rates are higher from the record lows that were set early in 2013 but historically speaking, rates are still low. Higher rates in 2013 combined with home prices rising 12% over the past 12 months have made homes less affordable than they were in 2012. While home affordability has declined as mortgage rates and home prices have increased, homes are still more affordable than during the housing bubble.

Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
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30 yr fixed refi in 06101, All points, Credit score: 740+     Sort by:
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APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
Notes
 
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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Home Affordability Falls to 5 Year Low


Lawrence Yun, The National Association of REALTORS® chief economist, said “Affordability has fallen to a five-year low as home price increases easily outpaced income growth,” he said. “Expected rising mortgage interest rates will further lower affordability in upcoming months.  Next month we may see some delays associated with the government shutdown."

The rate of home price appreciation can't be sustained simply because personal income growth doesn't support it. Income growth over the past 12 months was only 1.5 percent, much lower than the home price growth of 12 percent. Home prices have increased 12 percent because home prices are bouncing back from depressed prices since the housing bust.

Home Price Appreciation to Return to Historical Norm


Over the next several years, home price appreciation will return to the historical norm of 1 percent higher than the inflation rate. The current inflation rate is at 1.7 percent and will remain around 2.00 percent for years to come. The Federal Reserve's target rate for inflation is 2 percent so home price increases will be in the 3 percent range.

15 Year Mortgage Rates Today


Mortgage Rates Decline as Home Affordability SlipsMortgage rates today on 15 year conventional loans are averaging 3.29 percent, an increase from the previous week's average 15 year mortgage rate of 3.21 percent. The slight increase in average 15 year mortgage rates this week won't last because long term bond yields are still declining.

By the end of November, average 15 year mortgage rates will fall below 3.00 percent and possibly as low as 2.85 percent. Although the average 15 year rate is still above 3.00 percent, you can find many lenders quoting 15 year refinance rates below 3.00 percent.

Currently, the lowest 15 year refinance rates in our database are at 2.75 percent with points. The best 15 year refi rates without points right now are exactly at 3.00 percent.

Current 30 Year Jumbo Mortgage Rates


Current mortgage rates on 30 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.44 percent, an increase from last week's average 30 year jumbo mortgage rate of 3.35 percent. We expect 30 year jumbo rates to remain below 4.50 percent for the rest of 2013 and possibly fall to the 4.00 percent level.

Searching for the best jumbo rates in our database, the lowest rate is exactly at 4.00 percent with two mortgage points. The lowest 30 year jumbo refi rates available without points are still below the average at 4.125 percent.

Today's Mortgage Rates on 15 Year Jumbo Loans


Today's 15 year jumbo mortgage rates are currently averaging 3.78 percent, down from the prior week's average 15 year jumbo rate of 3.81 percent. For the rest of this year, average 15 year jumbo rates will stay under 4.00 percent but right now you can find lenders quoting rates below 4.00 percent.

The lowest 15 year jumbo refinancing rates in our database are more than 0.50 percent lower than the average rate. The lowest rate right now is at 3.125 percent with points. The lowest rate without points is at 3.50 percent, still more than 0.25 percent below the average.
 
 
Author: Brian McKay
November 6th, 2013
Posted in: Mortgage Rates