Mortgage Rates: APY vs. APR

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mortgage-rates-apy-vs-aprMortgage Rates: We have all seen rates offered as APY or APR. APY means annual percentage yield and APR means annual percentage rate. The different between the two is compounding interest. 


Compounding interest can be interest you earn on-top of interest you already earned, like on certificates of deposit. The more frequently interest is compounded the higher the APY will be.


On mortgages, the rate is interest you pay, just like on deposit products, the more interest is compounded the higher the APY will be. Though in this case you'll end up paying more for a loan that compounds more often. Banks and lending institutions usually publish the APY or APR that makes the rate of return higher in the case of deposit products and lower in the case of loans.


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 Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.569
4.500
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $2,122
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.221
4.125
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $3,124
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10262_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.246
4.210
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,468.80
Fees in APR: $1,000
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
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 Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.225
4.115
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 407-3813
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,452.21
Fees in APR: $3,605
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.379
4.275
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 341-6056
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,480.21
Fees in APR: $3,365
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
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 HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.510
4.375
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,725
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.462
4.375
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,777
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
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 Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.654
4.625
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,011
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
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 CIT Bank
CIT Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10026_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.529
4.500
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 341-6056
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,030
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/8087_logo.gif
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 Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10262_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.258
4.230
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,472.31
Fees in APR: $1,000
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Republic Bank
Republic Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.400
4.375
USD
Republic Bank Logo
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $895
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10447_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.500
4.500
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.640
4.625
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $507
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from JG Wentworth Home Lending
JG Wentworth Home Lending
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10054_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.499
4.490
USD
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: $299
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.374
4.365
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 407-3813
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,496.09
Fees in APR: $320
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10077_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.375
4.375
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: None
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/8087_logo.gif
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 Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/6546_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.405
4.250
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $2,141
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10271_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.494
4.375
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $887
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10026_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.307
4.150
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 341-6056
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,458.31
Fees in APR: $2,265
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10262_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
9.542
9.125
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $7,474
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/8420_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.160
3.990
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 407-3813
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,430.52
Fees in APR: $2,777
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
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 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 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 Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.796
4.750
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
4.796%
8/15/2018
4.750%
at 0.500 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $79
 
 
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%
8/13/2018
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 Raymond James Bank, NA
Raymond James Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.913
4.875
USD
Raymond James Bank, NA
4.913%
8/14/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $1,299
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Santander Bank, N.A.
Santander Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
4.808
4.750
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.
4.808%
8/16/2018
4.750%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $2,004
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.656
4.625
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank
4.656%
8/14/2018
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
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 Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
4.671
4.625
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
4.671%
8/16/2018
4.625%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $853
 
 
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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When you compare mortgage rates from different banks make sure you are comparing apples to apples. To make it easier for consumers to compare mortgage loan interest rates, the federal government developed a standard format called an "Annual Percentage Rate" or APR to provide an effective interest rate for comparison shopping purposes.


For mortgage loans, banks usually will quote an APR  but when you are quoted a mortgage rate be sure to ask the mortgage broker or lending institution if the rate is the APR or APY so there are not any nasty surprises when you are about to close on a loan.


Tip: Before closing on a mortgage be sure to ask the mortgage broker, bank or lending institution to provide you a  HUD-1 statement. The HUD-1 will give you a statement of actual charges and adjustments. Having this information before hand will prevent any nasty surprises at the closing.


 
Author: Robert Till
May 30th, 2009