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Average 30 Year Mortgage Rates Hit A New Low for 2016

Mortgage rates continue their relentless decent down as average 30 year mortgage rates hit a new low for 2016. Average mortgage rates moved sharply lower the past several weeks, following 10 year U.S. Treasury yields lower. Current 30 year rates are a mere 12 basis points above the all-time record low set in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Average 30 year mortgage rates are at 3.43 percent today, down from the prior week's average rate of 3.49 percent. About a month ago, 30 year rates were averaging 3.75 percent and at the start of 2016 30 year rates were around 4.00 percent.

There are many lenders quoting 30 year rates below the average of 3.43 percent. The lowest 30 year refinance rate in our database of rates is from Sebonic Financial at 3.125 percent with 1.10 mortgage points.

The lowest 30 year refinance rate without points is just below the average at 3.375 percent from First Tech Credit Union. Sebonic Financial's quoted rate and First Tech Credit Union's quoted rate are for homes in California.

15 year mortgage rates today are currently averaging 2.69 percent, up slightly from last week's average 15 year mortgage rate of 2.66 percent. Average 15 year mortgage rates haven't fallen as much as 30 year rates the past several weeks. A month ago, average 15 year rates were around 3.00 percent, only about 35 basis points above the current average rate.

Searching our rate database for the state of Georgia, Regent Bank is quoting 15 year conforming mortgage rates at 2.50 percent with zero mortgage points. You can compare mortgage rates for your state by searching our rate database at

Author: Brian McKay
July 19th, 2016