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The rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage fell today, giving buyers and homeowners interested in refinancing a chance to lock in an all-time low rate.
Today, the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 4.84%, according to Bankrate.com, while the average rate for a 15-year mortgage is 4.09%. On a 30-year jumbo mortgage, the average rate is 4.83% and the average rate on a 5/1 ARM is 3.35%.
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30-year fixed mortgage rates
The APR on a 30-year fixed is 4.86%. This time last week it was 4.95%. The APR is the overall cost of your loan.
According to the Forbes Advisor Mortgage Calculator, homebuyers with a $100,000 30-year fixed rate mortgage will pay $527 per month in principal and interest (taxes and fees not included) at the current interest rate of 4. 84%. In total interest, you would pay $89,751 over the life of the loan.
15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rates
Today, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate is at 4.09%, lower than it was yesterday. Last week it was 4.08%. Today’s rate is above the 52-week low of 2.28%.
On a 15-year fixed term, the APR is 4.13%. Last week it was 4.11%.
With an interest rate of 4.09%, you would pay 744 per month in principal and interest for every $100,000 borrowed. Over the term of the loan, you will pay $33,957 in total interest.
Giant Mortgage Rates
The average interest rate on the 30-year fixed rate jumbo mortgage is 4.83%. Last week, the average rate was 4.91%. The 30-year fixed rate on a jumbo mortgage is currently above the 52-week low of 3.03%.
Borrowers with a 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage with a current interest rate of 4.83% will pay $526 per month in principal and interest per $100,000. This means that on a $750,000 loan, the monthly principal and interest payment would be approximately $3,949, and you would pay approximately $671,497 in total interest over the life of the loan.
ARM 5/1 tariffs
The average interest rate on a 5/1 ARM sits at 3.35%, above the 52-week low of 2.82%. Last week, the average rate was 3.26%.
Borrowers with a 5/1 ARM of $100,000 with today’s interest rate of 3.35% will pay $441 a month in principal and interest.
Calculation of mortgage payments
For a large portion of the population, buying a home means working with a mortgage lender to secure a mortgage. It can be difficult to determine how much you can afford and what you are paying.
To estimate your monthly mortgage payment, you can use a mortgage calculator. It will provide you with an estimate of your monthly principal and interest payment based on your interest rate, down payment, purchase price and other factors.
Here’s what you’ll need to calculate your monthly mortgage payment:
- Interest rate
- Deposit amount
- house price
- term of the loan
- HOA fees
What you can afford to buy
How much home you can afford depends on a number of factors, including your income and your debt.
Here are some basic factors that go into what you can afford:
- Debt-to-income ratio, or DTI
- Credit score
Why should I get pre-approved for a mortgage loan?
Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can help you through the home buying process. A mortgage pre-approval is a lender’s offer to lend you money. It can help you appear more attractive to sellers.
To get pre-approved for a mortgage, start by gathering documents. You will need your Social Security card, W-2 forms, pay stubs, bank statements, tax returns, and any other documents required by your lender.
The lender you select will guide you through the pre-approval process.