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Last updated on Nov 25, 2020. These rates are based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates may vary.

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Today’s refinance rates

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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Last updated on Nov 25, 2020. These rates are based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates may vary.

Mortgage Rate Types Offered on Credible

Type of loan

Conventional loans

A conventional mortgage isn’t insured by government programs; it’s underwritten by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This also means a higher down payment is expected up front.

Jumbo loans

A loan that exceeds Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s conforming loan limit is called a non-conforming or “jumbo mortgage.” Jumbo loans have higher loan amounts than conventional loans.

FHA loans

This loan is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and has less-strict underwriting requirements than most other mortgages — like a lower down payment and lower credit score.

VA loans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) backs these loans which are for veterans, service members, and some military spouses. Some VA borrowers qualify for a 0% down payment.

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What you need to know when refinancing a home

How a cash-out mortgage refinance works

Cash-out refinancing allows you to take money out of your home equity by refinancing your current mortgage for an amount that is greater than your existing loan and the refinancing loan’s closing costs. Find out more about how a cash-out refinance works.

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How to refinance your mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage can be much simpler than the process you went through when you bought your home. Here’s how to refinance your mortgage — and everything you need to know before you do.

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When to refinance your mortgage

If you own a home, it’s a good idea to reassess your mortgage periodically to see if you can find a better deal elsewhere. Check out some of the reasons refinancing your mortgage could be a good idea.

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How to qualify for the best mortgage rate

You really have to do your research if you want to get the best mortgage rate. We’ll take some of the burden off you by doing most of the legwork so you can find the best rate for your situation.

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The best time to refinance your mortgage really depends on your own unique circumstances, but generally it’s best to do so when you can get a lower rate than you currently have.

You may be able to get a better mortgage rate if you've improved your credit score since the last time you financed your home. If you can afford the monthly payments, switching from a 30-year to a 15-year mortgage might also get you a better rate.

You'll also be in a better position to tap into your home’s equity if your home's value has increased or you've paid down a good chunk of your existing home loan. Refinancing can also provide an opportunity to stop paying monthly FHA mortgage insurance premiums.

The most effective way to find the best mortgage refinancing rates is to compare rates from multiple lenders. Most homebuyers apply to only one lender, even though seeking out just one additional quote can save you an average of $1,435 on a $250,000 mortgage.

Tips for finding the best mortgage refinancing rates:

  1. Get rates from multiple lenders. Credible uses a soft credit check that lets you request prequalified mortgage refinancing rates from multiple lenders without affecting your credit score. Other sites might do a hard credit pull when checking your rates. If you “rate shop” during a 45-day window, there's usually little impact on your credit score as multiple hard credit pulls are considered to be one hard credit pull for purposes of credit report.

  2. Don't rely on generic rate tables. Comparison sites publish marketed rates or rely on self-reported credit scores to generate “personalized rates” that can be off the mark. Credible is much more than a comparison site and is integrated with lenders and credit bureaus so you can get actual, prequalified refinancing rates in minutes.

  3. Pay close attention to refinancing costs and fees. Fees and other costs frequently amount to 2% to 6% of your mortgage. If your goal is to save money by lowering your interest rate, consider how long it will take you to recoup any closing costs or other charges.

You can use Credible to get prequalified for a mortgage refinance without affecting your credit score. Just fill out some basic information about yourself and your home, then within three minutes you can compare rates from multiple lenders.

We even streamline every question you need to answer and automate document uploading to make the whole process quick and easy for you.

Although you can refinance each type of mortgage, there are three types of mortgage refinancing loans:

  • Cash-out refinance: Cash-out refinancing lets you take money out of your home equity by refinancing your current mortgage for an amount that is greater than the existing loan plus the closing costs of your refinance. This allows you to get cash back in a lump sum to use for any purpose.

  • Limited cash-out refinance: Limited cash-out refinancing lets you refinance your current mortgage by taking out a loan that is only slightly more than your existing loan plus the closing costs of your refinance. The extra amount can’t be more than 2% of the new loan or $2,000 (whichever is lower).

  • No cash-out refinance: Also called a “rate-and-term refinance,” a no cash-out refinancing loan doesn’t give you any extra cash at all, just the normal amount.

When comparing mortgage refinancing lenders, you should consider their rates, fees, and loan terms. When refinancing, you might want to secure a lower interest rate — so it’s a good idea to look for the lender that offers the best rate for your situation.

If you want to lower your monthly payment by refinancing into a loan with a longer term instead, keep in mind that you might end up paying your loan off over a longer period of time. This will cause you to pay more in interest over the life of the loan making it more expensive.

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