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WEEKLY TRENDS AND INSIGHTS
National refinance interest rate trends
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Refinance rates by loan term
Home refinance rates rise and fall on a daily basis with changing economic conditions, central bank policy decisions, and investor sentiment. The table below shows recent trends in home refinance rates.
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The listings that appear on this page are from companies that pay Credible compensation. This table does not include all companies or all available products. Displayed information is valid as of Feb 27, 2024 and assumes a customer with a 740 credit score borrowing a conventional loan for a single-family, primary residence, at or near zero discount points, and a 80% loan-to-home-value ratio. For products indicated as a jumbo (e.g. 30-year fixed jumbo rate), displayed information follows the same assumptions as a conventional loan but set at loan above the conforming limit.
Here is an example of your payment based on a $300,000 loan amount, for each advertised loan term:
*Payments do not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums, your actual payment obligation will be greater.
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All monthly payment amounts above assume on time monthly payments each month for the full duration of the loan term (e.g. 360 monthly payments for a 30 year loan). Displayed monthly payment amounts do not include amounts for property taxes and hazard insurance. Your actual monthly payment obligation will be higher. Amounts for borrower-paid mortgage insurance premiums are included in the monthly payment if (1) the loan amount is below the “conforming thresholds” set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and (2) the loan-to-home-value ratio is greater than 80%; mortgage insurance premiums are excluded from the monthly payment if either the loan amount is above the conforming thresholds or the loan-to-home-value ratio is less than or equal to 80%. Your actual payment obligation may be higher. “Conforming thresholds” depend on the county where the property is located.
The fee amounts shown above include estimates of loan costs and closing costs you may pay in connection with a mortgage transaction with the assumptions above. This includes fees the lender charges, including points and underwriting fees, and third party services the lender does not let you shop for such as a flood certification fee. It does not include title charges, recording costs, prepaids, initial escrow deposit, and other fees.
Variable rate products, such as ARMs, have interest rates that can change over the life of the loan. Changes in the interest rate will cause required payment amounts to change.” The displayed rate and payment will be in effect for the number of years in the product’s description (e.g. 5/1 ARM means the initial rate and payment are in effect for 5 years, 7/1 means they are in effect for 7 years, etc.), after which the rate and monthly payment will change every 12 months.
Last updated on Feb 27, 2024. These rates are based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates may vary.
Mortgage refinance calculators
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- Property details such as the type of home (single-family, condo, etc.), how it’s being used (primary residence vs. investment property, for example), and what its value is
- Loan-to-value ratio (LTV)
- Type of loan
- Lender (each one has its own rates, so you should comparison shop)
- Credit score
- Debt-to-income ratio (DTI)
- The Federal Reserve’s federal funds rate
- Global economic and political circumstances
- 10-year U.S. Treasury yields
- Mortgage-backed security yields
- Unemployment rates
- Make a larger down payment: By putting down more money, you decrease the amount of money you must borrow for your mortgage. This shows the lender that you’re less of a risk (since you’re borrowing less money), and the lender may reward you with a lower interest rate.
- Increase your income: Asking for a raise, earning a promotion, changing jobs, or adding another source of consistent income could lower your debt-to-income ratio and help you get a better rate.
- Pay down debt: Even if your income stays the same, reducing your debt could also make you a stronger mortgage candidate.
- Increase your credit score: If you don’t have excellent credit, you’re unlikely to get a lender’s best mortgage rate. Lowering your credit utilization ratio and making sure you never miss a payment by 30 days or more can go a long way toward raising your score.
- Get estimates from several lenders: The easiest way to get the best 15-year mortgage refinance rate is to shop around with the best mortgage lenders. Apply for the same loan on the same day with multiple lenders so that each loan estimate will be based on the same market conditions. This way, you’ll be able to see which lender can offer you the best terms based on your financial profile.
- Lower interest rate: Compared to a 30-year loan, a 15-year loan will usually have a lower rate since you’ll repay the lender in half the time.
- Faster equity accumulation: You’ll pay more toward your principal each month on a 15-year loan than you will on a 30-year loan, which means you could own your home free and clear in half the time.
- Less interest overall: Along with getting a lower rate, you’re only borrowing money for 15 years. Your total interest payments will be less than they’d be with a 30-year mortgage.
- Consistent monthly payments: A fixed interest rate means your monthly principal and interest obligations will never change for the life of the loan, whereas an ARM’s monthly payments would change every six or 12 months after the initial fixed-rate period.
- Higher monthly payment: Paying back principal over 15 years instead of 30 means you’ll need to pay twice as much principal each month. Even with a lower interest rate, the monthly payment on a 15-year mortgage will be higher compared to a 30-year mortgage.
- More challenging to qualify: Your finances will need to be stronger to qualify for the larger monthly payment that comes with a 15-year loan.
- Less breathing room: You can always make extra principal payments to pay down a 30-year loan faster, but you can’t make smaller payments on a 15-year loan if money gets tight.
- Interest rates have decreased: It usually doesn’t make sense to refinance if your new loan will have a higher rate, no matter what the term is.
- Your income has increased or your expenses have decreased: If you have significantly more monthly cash flow than you did when you took out your existing 30-year mortgage, you may be able to comfortably afford the higher payments on a 15-year loan.
- You don’t have other debts: If refinancing would mean shortening your loan term and paying off your home faster, you want to make sure putting extra money toward your mortgage would be the best way to improve your financial situation. If your mortgage rate is 7% and your credit card rate is 20%, paying off your credit card debt could be the smartest choice right now.
- You’re maxing out your retirement savings: Again, if you want to trade a 30-year mortgage for a 15-year mortgage, you want to make sure the extra money you’ll be spending on your mortgage each month is the best use of that money. If you aren’t maxing out your retirement savings, you could be missing out on years of compound, tax-advantaged returns, potentially at a higher rate than your mortgage rate.