Mortgage Rates Soar the Past Two Months Due to Higher 10 Year U.S. Treasury Yields

For the past couple of years, homeowners who have a mortgage on their property have enjoyed the lowest mortgage rates in the past 60 years. Those days have come to an abrupt end as mortgage rates continue their relentless increases higher, following 10 year Treasury yields higher.

Mortgage rates today on 30 year conventional loans are averaging 4.61 percent, a big increase from last week's average 30 year conforming mortgage rate of 4.34 percent. During the past week, 10 year Treasury yields moved from an average of 2.50 percent to 2.65 percent.

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30 yr fixed refi in 23223, All points, Credit score: 740+     Sort by:
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Internet Bank
First Internet Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.596
4.500
USD
First Internet Bank Logo
NMLS # 424182
(877) 321-6303
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $3,034
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Home Loans Today
Home Loans Today
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300000
Refinance
4.463
4.375
USD
Home Loans Today Logo
NMLS # 152859
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,796
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.668
4.625
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 210-6855
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,200
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.948
4.875
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
(877) 738-5335
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $2,199
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Triumph Bank Home Loans
Triumph Bank Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.477
4.375
USD
Triumph Bank Home Loans Logo
NMLS # 258821
(877) 441-8944
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $3,270
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.482
4.375
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
(877) 526-5061
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $3,469
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.572
4.460
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
(877) 720-6071
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,512.93
Fees in APR: $3,600
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Agora Lending
Agora Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.501
4.375
USD
Agora Lending Logo
NMLS # 1121650
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $4,099
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.689
4.625
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
(877) 872-6895
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,935
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.566
4.490
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 407-3813
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: $2,348
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.558
4.500
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 466-9076
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,730
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.605
4.500
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 266-2069
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $3,352
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
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
4.688
4.490
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
(877) 591-8350
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: $3,861
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.785
4.625
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,526
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.950
4.875
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
(877) 845-0652
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $2,257
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from AimLoan.com
AimLoan.com
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300000
Refinance
4.582
4.500
USD
AimLoan.com Logo
NMLS # 2890
State Lic # MC-3098
(877) 899-4115
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $2,555
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.473
4.375
USD
Optimum First Mortgage Inc. Logo
NMLS # 240415
(877) 318-5242
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $3,144
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from McGlone Mortgage Group
McGlone Mortgage Group
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300000
Refinance
4.680
4.625
USD
McGlone Mortgage Group Logo
NMLS # 3232
State Lic # MC-1532
(877) 475-4039
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,895
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.763
4.750
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
(877) 872-6895
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $462
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Triumph Bank Home Loans
Triumph Bank Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
Triumph Bank Home Loans Logo
NMLS # 258821
(877) 441-8944
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.750
4.750
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 210-6855
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: None
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
5.142
5.125
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
(877) 845-0652
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: $569
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.632
4.625
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 466-9076
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $236
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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
4.654
4.625
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
(877) 591-8350
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $995
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Internet Bank
First Internet Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.753
4.750
USD
First Internet Bank Logo
NMLS # 424182
(877) 321-6303
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $91
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.710
4.710
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
(877) 720-6071
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,557.72
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from AimLoan.com
AimLoan.com
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300000
Refinance
4.750
4.750
USD
AimLoan.com Logo
NMLS # 2890
State Lic # MC-3098
(877) 899-4115
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Republic Bank
Republic Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.750
4.750
USD
Republic Bank Logo
NMLS # 402606
(877) 873-1051
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.875
4.875
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Agora Lending
Agora Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.643
4.625
USD
Agora Lending Logo
NMLS # 1121650
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $613
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
5.125
5.125
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
(877) 738-5335
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from LoanLock
LoanLock
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300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
LoanLock Logo
NMLS # 237507
(877) 497-6252
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from JG Wentworth Home Lending
JG Wentworth Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.750
4.750
USD
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
(877) 210-3816
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.640
4.615
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 407-3813
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,540.62
Fees in APR: $884
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
(877) 526-5061
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Aurora Financial
Aurora Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.556
4.500
USD
Aurora Financial Logo
NMLS # 35959
State Lic # MC-2967
(877) 385-9793
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,962
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.535
4.500
USD
Optimum First Mortgage Inc. Logo
NMLS # 240415
(877) 318-5242
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,212
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Home Loans Today
Home Loans Today
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300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
Home Loans Today Logo
NMLS # 152859
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Home Loans Today
Home Loans Today
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300000
Refinance
4.388
4.250
USD
Home Loans Today Logo
NMLS # 152859
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,560
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.412
4.250
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 466-9076
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $2,399
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.796
4.625
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
(877) 845-0652
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,587
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Agora Lending
Agora Lending
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300000
Refinance
9.509
9.125
USD
Agora Lending Logo
NMLS # 1121650
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $6,649
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.415
4.250
USD
Optimum First Mortgage Inc. Logo
NMLS # 240415
(877) 318-5242
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $2,507
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.536
4.375
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 210-6855
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,325
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Triumph Bank Home Loans
Triumph Bank Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
9.495
9.125
USD
Triumph Bank Home Loans Logo
NMLS # 258821
(877) 441-8944
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $6,295
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.507
4.325
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 266-2069
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,489.02
Fees in APR: $3,070
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from AimLoan.com
AimLoan.com
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300000
Refinance
4.521
4.375
USD
AimLoan.com Logo
NMLS # 2890
State Lic # MC-3098
(877) 899-4115
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,805
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
9.562
9.125
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
(877) 720-6071
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $7,975
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.429
4.240
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 407-3813
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,474.06
Fees in APR: $3,344
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
5.048
4.990
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
5.048%
11/15/2018
4.990%
at 0.377 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,608.63
Fees in APR: $853
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.858
4.750
USD
Bank of America
4.858%
11/14/2018
4.750%
at 0.811 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
5.075
5.000
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
5.075%
11/16/2018
5.000%
at 0.375 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
5.069
5.000
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
5.069%
11/14/2018
5.000%
at 0.750 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $79
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from TD Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.789
4.750
USD
TD Bank, NA
4.789%
11/16/2018
4.750%
at 0.125 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $982
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Armed Forces Bank, N.A.
Armed Forces Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
5.029
5.000
USD
Armed Forces Bank, N.A.
5.029%
11/14/2018
5.000%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $999
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.973
4.875
USD
Apple Federal Credit Union
4.973%
11/21/2018
4.875%
at 1.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $352
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Santander Bank, N.A.
Santander Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
5.184
5.125
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.
5.184%
11/21/2018
5.125%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: $2,004
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.907
4.875
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank
4.907%
11/20/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.956
4.875
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.956%
11/20/2018
4.875%
at 0.375 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $1,650
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
5.085
5.000
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
5.085%
11/20/2018
5.000%
at 0.625 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,610.46
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from State Department Federal Credit Union
State Department Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.683
4.625
USD
State Department Federal Credit Union
4.683%
11/19/2018
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,000
 
 

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The increase in mortgage rates over the past two months has been considerable. In early May, 30 year mortgage rates were more than 1.00 percent lower, around 3.50 percent. There are lenders still quoting 30 year rates below the averages around 4.00 percent if you're willing to pay points but not as low as 3.50 percent.

Mortgage Rates Soar The Past Two Months Thanks to Higher 10 Year US Treasury YieldsWhile higher mortgage rates have killed demand for homeowners looking to refinance their loans, the housing market overall is still on a tear. Home prices posted the sharpest increases in 7 years in CoreLogic's most recent housing report. Average home prices shot up 2.6 percent from April to May and up 12.9 percent compared to last year's home prices.

CoreLogic economists are also predicting an acceleration of home price increases for the month of June. They are predicting home prices will have increased 2.9 percent from May to June, which will drive the year-over-year price increase up to 13.2 percent. The biggest factor that is driving home prices higher is the low number of homes for sale in inventory.

Another benefit to higher home prices is millions of homeowners once again have positive equity in their homes. Unfortunately, the change comes too late to refinance for many since record low refinance rates are a thing of the past. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that their Refinance Index decreased 16 percent from the previous week and is at its lowest level since July 2011.

As refinance rates move higher from record lows, refinance demand decreases. The general rule when refinancing a home loan is if refinance rates are at least 1.00 percent lower than your current loan rate, it makes financial sense to refinance. Another factor when refinancing is whether or not there are upfront costs to pay. You may need to plan to stay in your existing home at least a few more years in order for the refinancing to payoff.

Average 15 year mortgage rates today are at 3.61 percent, up 20 basis points from last week's average 15 year mortgage rate of 3.41 percent. If you are refinancing a loan and you can afford for your mortgage payments to be higher than your current payment, you should seriously consider a 15 year loan instead of a 30 year loan. You can use a mortgage calculator to see how much you will save in interest payments refinancing to a 15 year loan from a 30 year loan.

Average 30 year jumbo mortgage rates currently are at 4.82 percent, up from last week's average 30 year jumbo mortgage rate of 4.69 percent. Today's mortgage rates on 15 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.10 percent, up from the previous week's average 15 year jumbo rate of 3.97 percent.
 
 
Author: Brian McKay
July 9th, 2013
Posted in: Mortgage Rates