South Carolina Mortgage Rates and Refinance Rates

South Carolina Mortgage Rates - Refinance Rates:

Search and compare mortgage rates and refinance rates in South Carolina. Our rate table has a list of South Carolina mortgage rates and mortgage refinance rates. You can also use our free mortgage calculator to calculate monthly mortgage payments.

When you start your search for current mortgage rates in South Carolina you need to first have an understanding of the types of mortgages available and their corresponding interest rates. Types of rates available in South Carolina include conforming mortgage rates, super conforming rates, jumbo rates, adjustable rates, HELOC rates and home equity loan rates. There are variations of each type of mortgage available in South Carolina listed below.



South Carolina Conforming Mortgage Rates

Conforming mortgage rates are rates on mortgages that meet the criteria set out by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. There are limits set for each county of South Carolina. There are higher mortgage loan limits for designated high-cost areas, like on the coasts and in large cities.

South Carolina mortgages that “conform” to the standards set out by the Federal Housing Finance Agency can be purchased by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. This process guarantees banks are able to resell South Carolina mortgage loans that have been made. As a result, South Carolina mortgage rates today are lower than jumbo interest rates in South Carolina. Conforming mortgages and jumbo mortgages are available in terms of 40 years, 30 years, 25 years, 20 years, 15 years and 10 years.

South Carolina Super Conforming Home Loan Rates

Super conforming mortgages in South Carolina are mortgages that have higher mortgage loan amounts but still “conform” to the standards set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Super conforming mortgages are available for the higher cost housing areas like the coasts and in large cities.

South Carolina Jumbo Loan Interest Rates

South Carolina jumbo mortgage rates are rates for mortgage loans that have a dollar amount higher than conforming and super conforming loan amounts. Jumbo home loan rates in South Carolina are usually 0.75 basis points higher than conforming mortgage rates in South Carolina because there is no guarantee banks and credit unions can sell these mortgages after they make the loans.

South Carolina Fixed Rate Mortgages

Fixed rate mortgages are the most common mortgage available in South Carolina. The mortgage rate and the monthly payment stay the same for the entire life of the mortgage loan. This makes fixed rate mortgages the most stable and predictable for mortgagees.

South Carolina Adjustable Interest Rates

South Carolina adjustable mortgages have a fixed mortgage rate for a certain number of years and then the mortgage rate adjusts every year after the initial period. There are usually yearly caps and life time caps on how much the mortgage interest rate and fluctuate. Your monthly mortgage payment will be lower at first but can rise when mortgage rates rise. Adjustable mortgages are available in terms of 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 7 years and 10 years.

South Carolina Interest Only Home Mortgage Rates

South Carolina interest only mortgages are mortgages that the borrower pays only the interest on the principal balance or a set period of time. After the initial period the mortgagee pays both interest and principal. Interest only (IO) mortgages were popular during the housing boom.

South Carolina FHA Mortgage Mortgage Rates

Borrowers in South Carolina must meet certain requirements established by FHA to qualify for a mortgage insured by the FHA. FHA mortgage interest rates in South Carolina are usually lower than conforming mortgage interest rates because mortgage lenders bear less risk because FHA will pay the lender if a homeowner defaults on his or her mortgage loan.


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