Fixed Mortgage Rates Decline The First Week of 2016

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Fixed mortgage rates on both conforming and jumbo mortgages declined during the first week of 2016. Average 30 year conforming rates are at 3.81 percent, down from last week's average rate of 3.900 percent. Average 30 year jumbo mortgage rates are currently at 4.39 percent, a decline from the prior week's average of 4.44 percent.

The declines may be short lived since a very strong jobs report released Friday morning is likely to send mortgage rates higher next week. Economists were looking for 200,000 jobs being created in December and the number came in at 292,000.

Fixed Mortgage Rates Decline The First Week of 2016The stronger jobs number will make it more likely the Federal Reserve will increase the fed funds rate when they meet this month. Last month the Fed increased the fed funds rate for the first time in almost a decade. The last time there were back-to-back monthly increases in the rate were May and June of 2006.

While there isn't a direct connection between a higher fed funds rate and higher mortgage rates, both typically move in the same direction. The direction of mortgage rates in the coming years will be higher but rates are currently low by historic standards.

In fact, current average 30 year conforming rates at 3.81 percent are a really good deal. Looking back at Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey in January 1982, average 30 year rates were at 17.48 percent. The all-time low for 30 year rates in the PMMS survey was at 3.35 percent in December 2012.

You can check for current rates in your state by searching our rate database at MonitorBankRates.com.




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 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 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 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 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 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
 
 
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 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 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 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 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
 
 

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Author: Brian McKay
January 9th, 2016