Actions by The Bank of Japan will Help Force Mortgage Rates Lower in the United States

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Current actions by The Bank of Japan (BOJ) will help force mortgage rates in the United States lower. The BOJ has started down an unprecedented path of stimulus by announcing their plan to purchase more than ¥100 trillion of Japanese government debt over the next two years. As a result of the BOJ's actions, investors are retreating from the Japanese bond market and looking for higher yields elsewhere in Europe and the United States.

Actions by The Bank of Japan will Force Mortgage Rates Lower in the United StatesInvestors have been purchasing long term U.S. Treasuries which is sending yields lower. When bond prices rise because of investor demand, bond yields move lower. Since the BOJ announced their plans last week, 10 year Treasury yields have fallen from 1.85 percent down to 1.70 percent and have since bounced back to 1.75 percent today. Over the past week both conforming and jumbo mortgage rates have also fallen.
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Lending.com
Lending.com
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300000
Refinance
4.191
4.125
USD
Lending.com Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 387 - 4811
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $2,060
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.343
4.250
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
(877) 260 - 8762
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $2,979
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Triumph Bank Home Loans
Triumph Bank Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.157
4.125
USD
Triumph Bank Home Loans Logo
NMLS # 258821
(877) 387 - 0897
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $863
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.232
4.125
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
(877) 387 - 7830
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $3,515
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.978
4.750
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $4,761
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.072
3.990
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 388 - 9671
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $2,645
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.047
4.000
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 388 - 5173
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $1,409
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.784
4.700
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 366 - 5354
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,555.91
Fees in APR: $2,582
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.165
3.990
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
(844) 365 - 0630
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $3,236
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.267
4.125
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $2,046
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from AimLoan.com
AimLoan.com
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300000
Refinance
4.070
4.000
USD
AimLoan.com Logo
NMLS # 2890
State Lic # MC-3098
(844) 365 - 0703
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $2,225
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.002
3.875
USD
Optimum First Mortgage Inc. Logo
NMLS # 240415
(877) 388 - 3989
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $4,277
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from McGlone Mortgage Group
McGlone Mortgage Group
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300000
Refinance
4.280
4.250
USD
McGlone Mortgage Group Logo
NMLS # 3232
State Lic # MC-1532
(844) 365 - 0536
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,082
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Triumph Bank Home Loans
Triumph Bank Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.147
4.125
USD
Triumph Bank Home Loans Logo
NMLS # 258821
(877) 387 - 0897
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $795
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Lending.com
Lending.com
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300000
Refinance
4.263
4.250
USD
Lending.com Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 387 - 4811
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $455
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.129
4.125
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 388 - 5173
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $143
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.269
4.250
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
(844) 365 - 0630
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $675
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from AimLoan.com
AimLoan.com
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300000
Refinance
4.250
4.250
USD
AimLoan.com Logo
NMLS # 2890
State Lic # MC-3098
(844) 365 - 0703
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Republic Bank
Republic Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.250
4.250
USD
Republic Bank Logo
NMLS # 402606
(877) 388 - 6768
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.375
4.375
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
5.179
5.125
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,633.46
Fees in APR: $1,825
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.500
4.500
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
(877) 260 - 8762
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from JG Wentworth Home Lending
JG Wentworth Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.375
4.375
USD
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
(877) 388 - 2721
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.240
4.240
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 388 - 9671
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,474.06
Fees in APR: None
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Citibank, N. A.
Citibank, N. A.
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300000
Refinance
4.672
4.625
USD
Citibank, N. A. Logo
NMLS # 412915
(877) 387 - 1820
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,635
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.250
4.250
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
(877) 387 - 7830
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: None
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Aurora Financial
Aurora Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.040
4.000
USD
Aurora Financial Logo
NMLS # 35959
State Lic # MC-2967
(877) 359 - 1505
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $1,447
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.156
4.125
USD
Optimum First Mortgage Inc. Logo
NMLS # 240415
(877) 388 - 3989
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,096
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
3.904
3.750
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 388 - 5173
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,389.35
Fees in APR: $2,267
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.880
4.490
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: $7,264
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
3.857
3.625
USD
Optimum First Mortgage Inc. Logo
NMLS # 240415
(877) 388 - 3989
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,368.15
Fees in APR: $5,121
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Lending.com
Lending.com
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300000
Refinance
4.028
3.875
USD
Lending.com Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 387 - 4811
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $2,207
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Triumph Bank Home Loans
Triumph Bank Home Loans
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300000
Refinance
4.126
4.000
USD
Triumph Bank Home Loans Logo
NMLS # 258821
(877) 387 - 0897
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $1,207
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
9.489
9.125
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 366 - 5354
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $6,132
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from AimLoan.com
AimLoan.com
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300000
Refinance
3.926
3.750
USD
AimLoan.com Logo
NMLS # 2890
State Lic # MC-3098
(844) 365 - 0703
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,389.35
Fees in APR: $3,053
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
3.997
3.865
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 388 - 9671
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,409.00
Fees in APR: $1,472
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.545
4.500
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
4.545%
2/20/2019
4.500%
at 0.500 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $79
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.465
4.375
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.465%
2/19/2019
4.375%
at 0.500 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,650
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.686
4.625
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
4.686%
2/19/2019
4.625%
at 0.375 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.470
4.375
USD
Apple Federal Credit Union
4.470%
2/20/2019
4.375%
at 1.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $352
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.238
4.125
USD
Bank of America
4.238%
2/20/2019
4.125%
at 0.913 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Raymond James Bank, NA
Raymond James Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.662
4.625
USD
Raymond James Bank, NA
4.662%
2/19/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,299
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from State Department Federal Credit Union
State Department Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.557
4.500
USD
State Department Federal Credit Union
4.557%
2/18/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $2,000
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Santander Bank, N.A.
Santander Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
4.683
4.625
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.
4.683%
2/22/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,004
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.406
4.375
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank
4.406%
2/19/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.665
4.625
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.665%
2/15/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
4.295
4.250
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
4.295%
2/21/2019
4.250%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $853
 
 

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Mortgage rates today on 30 year conforming loans are averaging 3.56 percent, a decline from last week's average 30 year mortgage rate of 3.65 percent. The recent high for average 30 year rates was 3.86 percent just a few weeks ago. Overall, average rates are expected to stay within current levels and will remain under 4.00 percent for the entire year. The forecast is for higher average 30 year mortgage rates in the coming year but rates will also remain under 4.50 percent for all of 2014.

Average 30 year jumbo mortgage rates this week are averaging 3.96 percent, down from last week's average 30 year jumbo mortgage rate of 4.12 percent. Another factor that sent average mortgage interest rates lower this past week was a disappointing unemployment report which showed 88,000 jobs were created in March, lower than the expected number of 200,000.

15 year conventional mortgage rates are also lower this week, averaging 2.78 percent, down from last week's average 15 year rate of 2.91 percent. For the 2013 year, average 15 year rates are expected to remain under 3.10 percent. Average 15 year jumbo mortgage rates today are at 3.34 percent, a decline from last week's average 15 year jumbo rate of 3.51 percent. For 2013, 15 year jumbo rates are expected to remain under 3.75 percent.

If you're thinking about refinancing a 30 year mortgage, you should give serious consideration to a 15 year loan. Depending on your loan amount, you can save tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in mortgage interest by refinancing to a 15 year loan.

Another reason to consider a 15 year loan is that 15 year rates are always lower than 30 year rates. The lowest 15 year conforming refinance rates currently available are around 2.25 percent with points. Compare those rates to the lowest 30 year conforming refinance rates which can be found as low as 3.00 percent you can see the rate benefit of a 15 year loan vs. a 30 year loan.

The same is true for jumbo rates, the lowest 30 year jumbo refinance rates available right now are at 3.50 percent with points. The lowest 15 year jumbo refi rates are at 2.75 percent with points. The only drawback to choosing a 15 year loans instead of a 30 year loans is the monthly mortgage payments will be higher, but if you can afford the higher payments a 15 year loan is the smart choice.
 
Author: Brian McKay
April 11th, 2013