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Average 15 year mortgage rates today are lower, following 10 year U.S. Treasury yields lower. Mortgage rates have fallen in 2014, just the opposite of what was expected to happen. When the Federal Reserve embarked on slowing their monthly buys of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and long term U.S. Treasuries, interest rates were expected to move higher.
The Fed was buying $85 billion a month in these securities last year and has lowered the monthly amount down to $35 billion a month in July. The Fed also announced they would cease these purchases in October. So why haven’t bond rates and mortgage rates moved higher in 2014?
The reason being that China has played a big roll in keeping bond yields low and indirectly keeping mortgage rates low. China has increased its purchasing of U.S. bonds this year at the fastest pace in more than 30 years. When there is more demand for U.S. bonds, bond prices move higher and bond yields move lower.
Lenders tie mortgage rates to bond yields, so when bond yields move lower, mortgage rates also move lower. There is an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal that shows how much China has been buying this year. You can read the article here: China Plays a Big Role as U.S. Treasury Yields Fall.
Average Mortgage Rates Today July 21, 2014
Lowest Mortgage Rates Available Today July 21, 2014
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The increase in 10 year bond yields this past week has sent average conforming mortgage rates higher. The increase in mortgage rates won’t last for long. Bond yields have fallen 0.10 percent since the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes were released yesterday afternoon. The meeting minutes showed Federal Reserve officials agreed to end the Fed’s bond buying program by October instead of at the end of 2014.
The Fed’s program was designed to suppress bond yields and mortgage rates so ending it should send rates higher but that isn’t happening yet. Bond yields and stock market futures are down sharply this morning following European stocks lower. By the beginning of next week average mortgage rates will be 0.10 percent to 0.15 percent lower.
Current mortgage rates on 30 year conforming mortgages are averaging 4.21 percent, an increase from last week’s average 30 year rate of 4.19 percent. By next Monday average 30 year rates will fall below 4.10 percent and possibly as low as 4.05 percent. While current 30 year rates are above 4.00 percent there are plenty lenders quoting 30 year refinance rates below 4.00 percent with points and without points.
15 year mortgage rates today are averaging 3.29 percent, a slight increase from last week’s average 15 year mortgage rate of 3.24 percent. By early next week average 15 year rates will fall below 3.20 percent towards 3.10 percent. There are lenders quoting 15 year refinance rates well below the average rate.
Searching on the rate tables for the state of California we see the lowest 15 year refinancing rate at 2.75 percent with just 0.10 mortgage points. The same lender is also quoting 15 year refi rates in other states with the same rate/point combination. There are also many other lenders quoting 15 year rates below 3.00 percent with different points.
Today’s mortgage rates on 30 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.57 percent, a slight decline from last week’s average 30 year jumbo mortgage rate of 4.58 percent. Since bond yields are lower average 30 year jumbo rates will also fall in the coming days. We are forecasting 30 year jumbo rates will fall below 4.50 percent by next Monday.
There currently are lenders quoting 30 year jumbo refinance rates below the average rate and one lender quoting rates below 4.00 percent. Checking on rates available we see the lowest rate quoted is at 3.875 percent with 2 mortgage points. The lowest 30 year jumbo refi rates available without points are currently at 4.125 percent.
Average 15 year jumbo mortgage rates are at 3.72 percent, a decline from last week’s average 15 year rate of 3.74 percent. The best jumbo refinance rates available on 15 year loans are at 3.375 percent with points. The best 15 year rate without points is at 3.625 percent.
Average fixed mortgage rates are lower this week, following bond yields lower. 30 year mortgage rates fell from 4.22 percent last week to 4.14 percent this week. During the past week 10 year bond yields have fallen from 2.62 percent down to yesterday’s close of 2.52 percent. This coming week we might see 10 year bond yields fall below 2.50 percent and 30 year rates fall below 4.10 percent.
Mortgage rates were forecasted to move higher in 2014 but the opposite has happened so far. The Mortgage Bankers Association predicts 30 year rates will head towards 5.00 percent by the end of the year. Since we are almost in the third quarter of 2014 and 30 year rates are closer to 4.00 percent, it’s doubtful that the MBA’s forecast is correct.
By the end of this year, 30 year rates will still be under 4.50 percent unless the economy really takes off and inflation increases above 2.00 percent. You can still find lenders quoting 30 year mortgage rates today below 4.00 percent. Checking on the rate tables, we see the lowest 30 year refinance rates are at 3.625 percent with 2 mortgage points and at 3.875 percent with no points.
Conventional 15 year mortgage rates today are averaging 3.21 percent, down from the prior week’s average 15 year mortgage rate of 3.26 percent. The lowest current 15 year refinancing rates available are well below the average rate and below 3.00 percent. The lowest 15 year refi rate with points is at 2.625 percent with 1.1o mortgage points. The lowest 15 year rate without points is at still below 3.00 percent at 2.875 percent.
Current 30 year jumbo mortgage rates are averaging 4.50 percent, down considerably from last week’s average 30 year jumbo rate of 4.75 percent. The best jumbo refinance rates available with points are well below the average at 3.875 percent with 2 mortgage points. The best jumbo refi rates without points are also below the average at 4.125 percent.
Today’s mortgage rates on 15 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.11 percent, down from the previous week’s average 15 year jumbo mortgage rate of 4.19 percent. Checking the rate tables, the best 15 year jumbo rates available are well below the average rate and below 4.00 percent. The lowest 15 year jumbo refi rates are at 3.25 percent with 1 mortgage point. The best 15 year rate without points is at 3.50 percent.
Adjustable mortgage rates today are mixed, conforming rates are higher while jumbo rates are lower. 5 year conforming adjustable mortgage rates are currently averaging 3.73 percent, up from last week’s average 5 year adjustable rate of 3.61 percent. 5 year jumbo adjustable rates are averaging 3.44 percent, down from last week’s average of 3.76 percent.
The best 5 year conforming adjustable rates available are much lower than the average at 2.25 percent with 1.10 points. The lowest rate without points is also well below the average at 2.265 percent. The best 5 year jumbo adjustable rates are averaging 2.50 percent with 0.75 points and at 2.65 percent with no points.
Millions of homeowners with negative equity missed a chance to refinance but might be able to refinance in 2014. CoreLogic reported 312,000 returned to positive equity in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties that have equity to more than 43 million.
Of the 43 million homes with equity, approximately 10 million have less than 20 percent equity. You will be hard pressed to find a lender that will refinance your mortgage if you have less than 20 percent equity. If you’re part of the 33 million homeowners that have 20 percent or more equity in your home, you’re in a good position to refinance. Although the record low refinance rates we saw last year are a thing of the past rates, are still low historically speaking.
30 year refinance rates hit a record average low of 3.27 percent early in 2013 and are currently averaging 4.19 percent. There are lenders still quoting 30 year refinance rates below 4.19 percent and below 4.00 percent. Checking around, we see the lowest 30 year refi rates on conforming loans are at 3.625 percent with 2 mortgage points and at 3.99 percent with no points.
In order for a refinance to make financial sense, you need to plan to be in the home long enough to recoup the refinance costs. Another factor to consider is what mortgage rate you have on your current loan and where mortgage rates are today. Refinancing to the same loan term makes financial sense if today’s rates are at least 1.00 percent lower than your current loan rate.
Refinancing to a shorter term loan, say to a 15 year loan from a 30 year loan, will save you even more money. The savings in mortgage interest payments can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the principal amount borrowed. You can use a mortgage calculator to compare the total interest payments over the life of a loan.
Current Mortgage Rates Today
Mortgage rates today on 15 year loans are averaging 3.24 percent, up slightly from last week’s average 15 year mortgage rate of 3.18 percent. There are plenty of lenders still quoting 15 year refinance rates below 3.00 percent. Checking on rates, we see the lowest 15 year refinance rates are at 2.75 percent with just over 1 mortgage point.
Today’s mortgage rates on 30 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.62 percent, up slightly from last week’s average 30 year jumbo mortgage rate of 4.57 percent. The lowest 30 year jumbo refinance rates available are well below the average rate. Checking on 30 year jumbo rates in the state of California, we see the lowest rate is at 3.875 percent with 2 mortgage points.
Current mortgage rates on 15 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.09 percent, an increase from last week’s average 15 year jumbo rate of 4.01 percent. The best 15 year jumbo refinance rates available are well below 4.00 percent at 3.125 percent with about 1.5 mortgage points. The lowest 15 year jumbo rates without points are also below the average at 3.50 percent.
Mortgage rates have fallen in 2014 but lower rates didn’t bring buyers into the market as the harsh cold winter zapped existing home sales. Housing analysts expected to see a sharp rebound in existing home sales during the spring thaw but that hasn’t happened yet.
The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index increased a paltry 0.4 percent to 97.8 in April. The index increased from 97.4 in March, but is 9.2 percent below April 2013 when it was 107.7. Although the spring housing market hasn’t been robust, the coming months may be different.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, expects a gradual uptrend in home sales.
Mortgage rates were expected to increase early in 2014 since the Federal Reserve has been tapering their purchases of long term bond and mortgage backed securities. If mortgage rates had increased, home sales would have been a lot weaker. Thankfully that wasn’t the case. Eventually, mortgage rates will move higher this year but hopefully the housing market will be healthier.
Mortgage rates today on 30 year conventional loans are averaging 4.15 percent, down from last week’s average 30 year mortgage rate of 4.17 percent. Average 30 year rates have been in a downtrend this year, falling from around 4.60 percent to the current level of 4.15 percent.
By the end of 2014, average 30 year mortgage rates are expected to head towards 5.00 percent. Higher mortgage rates make housing less affordable for prospective homeowners financing their purchase. If you’re thinking of buying a home in 2014, do so earlier than later in the year so you can lock in a lower mortgage rate.
Current mortgage rates on 15 year conforming loans are averaging 3.17 percent, a decline from an average 15 year mortgage rate of 3.21 percent the prior week. Average 15 year rates are also lower so far this year, falling from a high of just above 3.50 percent. We might see 15 year rates fall towards 3.00 percent in the coming weeks but by the end of the year rates will head towards 4.00 percent.
Today’s mortgage rates on 5/1 conforming loans are averaging 3.28 percent, unchanged from last week’s average 5 year rate. Short term adjustable rates have also fallen in 2014. Back in early January, rates on 5 year conventional ARMs were averaging 3.67 percent. Right now there are some lenders quoting 5 year adjustable refinance rates as low as 2.25 percent with points.
30 year jumbo mortgage rates are currently averaging 4.50 percent, a slight decline from the previous week’s average 30 year jumbo rate of 4.51 percent. Jumbo rates have also fallen so far in 2014 but not as much as conforming rates. In early January, the average 30 year jumbo rate was at 4.65 percent, only 14 basis points higher than the current rate.
15 year jumbo mortgage interest rates bucked the downtrend this week. Average 15 year jumbo rates are at 4.01 percent, an increase from last week’s average rate of 3.99 percent. Average 15 year jumbo rates have also increased in 2014. The low point for 15 year rates was 3.88 percent, 13 basis points lower from the current average rate.
5 year jumbo adjustable rates also increased this week. 5 year jumbo rates are averaging 3.37 percent, up from last week’s average rate of 3.35 percent. So far this year, average 5 year jumbo rates are also higher from January’s low of 3.00 percent.
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