Existing Home Sales Decline Slightly as Mortgage Rates Drop

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Low mortgage rates didn't help home sales in the month of March as the National Association of Realtors reported a drop in existing home sales. Mortgage rates are lower so far in 2014, current 30 year mortgage rates are at 4.25 percent, down from an average rate of 4.53 percent in early January.

Despite lower mortgage rates, the NAR reported existing home sales fell 0.02 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million in March from 4.60 million in February, and are 7.5 percent below the 4.96 million-unit pace in March 2013.
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.259
4.125
USD
Optimum First Mortgage Inc. Logo
NMLS # 240415
State Lic # 01525044
(844) 365 - 0454
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $4,459
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Agora Lending
Agora Lending
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300000
Refinance
3.713
3.625
USD
Agora Lending Logo
NMLS # 1121650
State Lic # 6054815
(877) 387 - 3530
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,368.15
Fees in APR: $2,947
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.525
4.500
USD
Optimum First Mortgage Inc. Logo
NMLS # 240415
State Lic # 01525044
(844) 365 - 0454
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $889
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Agora Lending
Agora Lending
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300000
Refinance
3.783
3.750
USD
Agora Lending Logo
NMLS # 1121650
State Lic # 6054815
(877) 387 - 3530
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,389.35
Fees in APR: $1,219
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Better Mortgage Inc
Better Mortgage Inc
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300000
Refinance
3.894
3.875
USD
Better Mortgage Inc Logo
NMLS # 330511
State Lic # 6052748
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $700
Thank you for your quote. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from NationsChoice Mortgage
NationsChoice Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.167
4.125
USD
NationsChoice Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 164626
State Lic # 4130556
(877) 388 - 3956
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $1,495
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Better Mortgage Inc
Better Mortgage Inc
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300000
Refinance
3.689
3.500
USD
Better Mortgage Inc Logo
NMLS # 330511
State Lic # 6052748
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,347.13
Fees in APR: $3,643
Thank you for your quote. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
Optimum First Mortgage Inc.
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300000
Refinance
4.078
3.875
USD
Optimum First Mortgage Inc. Logo
NMLS # 240415
State Lic # 01525044
(844) 365 - 0454
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $3,976
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from First Tech Credit Union
First Tech Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.275
4.250
USD
First Tech Credit Union
4.275%
3/20/2019
4.250%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $898
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Schools First FCU
Schools First FCU
300000
Refinance
4.278
4.250
USD
Schools First FCU
4.278%
3/25/2019
4.250%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $995
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Union Bank
Union Bank
300000
Refinance
4.522
4.500
USD
Union Bank
4.522%
3/20/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $771
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of the West
Bank of the West
300000
Refinance
4.419
4.375
USD
Bank of the West
4.419%
3/26/2019
4.375%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $793
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from San Diego County Credit Union
San Diego County Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.304
4.250
USD
San Diego County Credit Union
4.304%
3/20/2019
4.250%
at 0.500 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $434
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Star One Credit Union
Star One Credit Union
300000
Refinance
3.878
3.875
USD
Star One Credit Union
3.878%
3/25/2019
3.875%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $105
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.280
4.250
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank
4.280%
3/19/2019
4.250%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Raymond James Bank, NA
Raymond James Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.412
4.375
USD
Raymond James Bank, NA
4.412%
3/26/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,299
 
 

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Housing analysts believed the weakness in the housing market at the start of 2014 was due to the harsh cold winter. Analysts expected a rebound in the March numbers but that hasn't materialized. “There really should be stronger levels of home sales given our population growth,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, via a statement. The sales pace is under-performing historic norms, Yun noted. “In contrast, price growth is rising faster than historical norms because of inventory shortages.”

Yun expects some improvement in the months ahead. “With ongoing job creation and some weather delayed shopping activity, home sales should pick up, especially if inventory continues to improve and mortgage interest rates rise only modestly.” Whether or not this pans out remains to be seen but one thing that should help housing is low mortgage rates.

Average 30 year mortgage rates today are at 4.25 percent but there are many lenders in our database quoting 30 year mortgage rates below the average. For example, the lowest quoted 30 year mortgage refinance rates in our database for Florida are at 3.75 percent with points. In fact we have lenders in all states quoting 30 year refinance rates below the average of 4.25 percent.

Today's mortgage rates on 15 year conforming loans are averaging 3.29 percent, down from last week's average 15 year mortgage rate of 3.39 percent. Checking in our rate database for quotes on 15 year conforming loans, the best rates available are alos well below the average rate. The lowest 15 year refinance rates in the state of New Jersey is at 2.75 percent with just over 1 mortgage point.

Average 30 year jumbo mortgage rates are currently at 4.63 percent, down from the prior week's average 30 year jumbo mortgage rate of 4.68 percent. The best jumbo rates with mortgage points quoted in our database for the state of California are at 4.00 percent with 1 mortgage point.

Current mortgage rates on 15 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.10 percent this week, a decline from the previous week's average 15 year jumbo rate of 4.16 percent. The lowest refinance rates on 15 year jumbo loans in our database are still below 4.00 percent. The lowest rate in the state of Texas is at 3.50 percent with 2 mortgage points.

Average 5/1 conventional adjustable mortgage rates are at 3.28 percent this week, a decline from last week's average 5/1 adjustable rate of 3.36 percent. The best 5 year adjustable refinance rates in our database are considerably below the average rate. Checking on rates in the state of Illinois the best 5 year refi rate is at 2.25 percent with 1.10 mortgage points.

Jumbo adjustable mortgage rates moved higher this week. 5 year jumbo loan rates are averaging 3.52 percent, slightly higher than last week's average 5 year jumbo rate of 3.49 percent. The best 5 year jumbo refinancing rates listed in our database are more than 1.25 percent lower than the average. Seaching our database for rates in New York there are lenders quoting 5 year jumbo rates at 2.25 percent with points.

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Author: Brian McKay
April 28th, 2014