Could Rising Mortgage Rates Derail the Housing Recovery

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could-rising-mortgage-rates-derail-the-housing-recoveryIn the latest survey on mortgage rates, Freddie Mac has reported rates are up across the board, driven by higher the rise in long term bond yields. Average rates for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages with an average 0.7 point, are at 5.29 percent for the week ending June 4, 2009 up from 4.91 percent. 

15 year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.79 percent this week with an average 0.7 point, up from last weeks average rate of 4.53 percent. Five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 4.85 percent this week, with an average 0.6 point, up from last week when it averaged 4.82 percent. One-year Treasury-indexed ARMs averaged 4.81 percent this week with an average 0.6 point, up from last week when it averaged 4.69 percent.
Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
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30 yr fixed refi in 23223, All points, Credit score: 740+     Sort by:
Lender
APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
Notes
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.319
4.250
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $2,140
 
 
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
4.356
4.125
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $5,141
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.398
4.375
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $818
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC
Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC
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300000
Refinance
4.450
4.450
USD
Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC Logo
NMLS # 1023
State Lic # MC-5814
(877) 330-6018
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,511.16
Fees in APR: None
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
4.306
4.250
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,995
 
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
4.246
3.875
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $7,084
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.493
4.375
USD
Bank of America
4.493%
8/15/2018
4.375%
at 0.946 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.790
4.750
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
4.790%
8/14/2018
4.750%
at 0.125 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from TD Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.528
4.500
USD
TD Bank, NA
4.528%
8/17/2018
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $982
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.687
4.625
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.687%
8/17/2018
4.625%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Langley FCU
Langley FCU
300000
Refinance
4.889
4.875
USD
Langley FCU
4.889%
8/17/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $495
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from The Fidelity Bank
The Fidelity Bank
300000
Refinance
4.900
4.875
USD
The Fidelity Bank
4.900%
8/17/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $863
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.771
4.625
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.771%
8/14/2018
4.625%
at 1.125 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,650
 
 

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Mortgage rates are the highest point since late last year but they are still low by historical standards. Rates would have to increase a lot more before derailing the housing market. The biggest drags on housing right now is the number of homes for sale and the rising unemployment rate.

The rise in mortgage rates has put a dent in the recent mortgage refinancing boom. Although another contribution factor for the drop-off in refinancing is the fact that almost everyone who has enough equity in their home and has good credit has probably already refinanced their mortgage.
 
Author: Brian McKay
June 4th, 2009