Expect Lower Mortgage Rates in Coming Weeks

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Mortgage rates, which are low historically speaking, are expected to decline even more in the coming weeks. Mortgage rates will decline in the near future due to of lower long term bond yields. 10 year bond yields fell back below 2.00 percent this week and are down to 1.81 percent today. At the beginning of 2016, 10 year yields were around 2.25 percent.

During the same time, average 30 year mortgage rates have fallen from a peak of 3.81 percent to 3.71 percent today. The larger decline in 10 year bond yields will force average 30 year mortgage rates down to around 3.50 percent. You can already find lenders quoting 30 year rates around 3.50 percent with points.

Expect Lower Mortgage Rates in Coming WeeksThe lowest 30 year rate in MonitorBankRates' database is at 3.375 percent with 1 point in the state of California. You can compare lender's rates in the state you live in by searching our mortgage rate database at MonitorBankRates.com.

15 year mortgage rates today are averaging 2.84 percent, a decline from last week's average 15 year rate of 2.87 percent. The lowest quoted 15 year rate in our database of rates for California is at 2.50 percent with 1.10 points. The lowest 15 year rate without points in California is quoted at 2.75 percent.

5 year adjustable mortgage rates are averaging 3.09 percent, up from last week's average 5 year adjustable rate of 2.98 percent. The lowest 5 year adjustable refinance rate in our database is at 2.25 percent with 2 points and at 2.375 percent with no points.

30 year jumbo mortgage rates are averaging 4.13 percent, down from last week's average 30 year jumbo rate of 4.19 percent. 30 year jumbo refinance rates in our database are much lower than the average. The lowest rate with points ist at 3.125 percent and the lowest without points is at 3.265 percent.

Average Mortgage Rates February 3 2016Today's mortgage rates on 15 year jumbo loans are averaging 3.74 percent, a decline from the prior week's average of 3.79 percent. The lowest 15 year jumbo refinance rates in the database are at 2.75 percent with no points.

5 year jumbo adjustable mortgage rates are averaging 3.40 percent, down considerably from last week's average of 3.78 percent. The lowest 5 year jumbo refi rates in the database are at 2.125 percent with points and at 2.625 percent with no points.

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Author: Brian McKay
February 4th, 2016