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National mortgage interest rate trends
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Mortgage rates by loan term
Mortgage rates drop or rise daily, reacting to changing economic conditions, central bank policy decisions, and investor sentiment. The table below shows recent trends in mortgage 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.
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- Gather the documents you’ll need for your application. It’s a good idea to have digital copies of the following:
- Most recent two years’ tax returns
- Your two or three most recent pay stubs
- Two or three most recent bank statements and statements from investment accounts
- A list of your current debts and how much you owe
- Research loans and lenders, and request rate quotes from several that advertise competitive rates.
- Select the best two or three quotes so you can compare rates, discount points, and other loan features.
- Go to the websites of the lenders you’re interested in and fill out their pre-approval applications. Alternatively, you can call the lenders and have a loan officer take your application. Follow the lenders’ instructions for submitting your documents.
- Conventional loan: 620
- Jumbo loan: 660
- VA loan: No minimum imposed by VA; lenders typically require 620 or higher
- FHA loan: 500 with 10% down; otherwise, 580
- USDA loan: No minimum imposed by USDA; 550 to 640 typically required by lenders
- Conventional mortgage: A conventional mortgage is not backed by a government entity. Conventional loans are the most common type of mortgage.
- A conforming conventional mortgage is one that meets Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac requirements for loans they purchase from lenders. The requirements include lending limits and minimum borrower qualifications. The conforming loan limit for 2023 is $726,200 for a single-unit home throughout most of the U.S.
- A non-conforming conventional mortgage does not conform to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac standards. Jumbo loans are an example. True to their name, jumbo loans exceed the conforming loan limit.
- VA mortgage: VA loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They allow eligible veterans, active-duty military, and their families to purchase a home with no money down.
- FHA mortgage: FHA loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administration. These loans are easier to qualify for than conventional loans. They allow borrowers to purchase with as little as 3.5% down, which makes them a popular choice among first-time homebuyers.
- USDA mortgage: USDA loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Low- and moderate-income borrowers can finance 100% of a home purchase with a USDA loan, provided the home is located in an area designated “rural” by the USDA.
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