Mortgage Rates are Still Low – Average 30 Year Rates are at 3.81 Percent

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Mortgage rates today are still low, historically speaking, despite the recent run up. Average mortgage rates increased the past month in anticipation of a fed funds rate increase. The Federal Reserve has increased the fed funds rate for the first time in 9 years.

While mortgage rates are not directly tied to the fed funds rate, long term bond yields are. Increases in the fed funds rate will eventually drive long term interest rate higher, thus forcing lenders to increase mortgage rates. Right now average 30 year conforming rates are at 3.81 percent.

Weekly Mortgage Rates Report at MonitorBankRates.comThe lowest 30 year rates in our rate database for California are even lower at 3.50 percent with 2 mortgage points. You can get a lower rate if you're willing to pay points on a mortgage loan. Getting a lower rate by utilizing points isn't cheap.

Paying 1 mortgage point up front at closing is equal to 1 percent of the loan amount. So if the loan amount is $400,000 you will have to pay an additional $4,000 in closing costs. It's best to use a mortgage calculator to figure out if paying points to get a lower rate makes financial sense. You can use a calculator, compare rates, and see how long it will take you to recoup the points you pay.

Current mortgage rates on 15 year conforming loans are averaging 3.00 percent. The lowest 15 year refinance rate in our database for California is much lower at 2.625 percent with 2 points. The lowest rate without points is still below the average at 2.99 percent.

Average Mortgage Rates TodayAverage 30 year jumbo mortgage rates are currently at 4.30 percent and average 15 year jumbo rates are at 4.10 percent. The best 30 year jumbo refinance rates in our database for CA are at 3.375 percent with 2 points and 15 year refi rates are at 2.875 percent with 1.10 points.

This week's National Average Mortgage Rates are listed in the chart to the right:




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 eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.450
4.375
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 387 - 4811
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,325
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.720
4.625
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,998
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Northpointe Bank
Northpointe Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.359
4.250
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $3,557
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Mortgage Direct
First Mortgage Direct
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300000
Refinance
4.554
4.375
USD
First Mortgage Direct Logo
NMLS # 244476
State Lic # MC-5877
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $3,234
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
9.309
9.125
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $4,541
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.449
4.375
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,300
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.332
4.240
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 388 - 9671
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,474.06
Fees in APR: $2,960
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
4.400
4.300
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,484.61
Fees in APR: $3,220
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
4.564
4.375
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $3,583
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.630
4.500
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,509
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.719
4.625
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,967
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
4.625
4.625
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from First Mortgage Direct
First Mortgage Direct
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10212_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
First Mortgage Direct Logo
NMLS # 244476
State Lic # MC-5877
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/9139_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 387 - 4811
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.898
4.875
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $777
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC
Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/5071_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.230
4.230
USD
Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC Logo
NMLS # 1023
State Lic # MC-5814
(877) 387 - 2871
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,472.31
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
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/8087_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.519
4.500
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $675
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.460
4.460
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,512.93
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Republic Bank
Republic Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.506
4.500
USD
Republic Bank Logo
NMLS # 402606
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $219
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10447_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.625
4.625
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10271_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.875
4.875
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from LoanLock
LoanLock
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/9948_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.490
4.490
USD
LoanLock Logo
NMLS # 237507
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: None
 
 
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
4.625
4.625
USD
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sebonic Financial
Sebonic Financial
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/8420_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.490
4.490
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 388 - 9671
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: None
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
4.511
4.500
USD
Northpointe Bank Logo
NMLS # 447490
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $379
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/6546_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.548
4.375
USD
Flagstar Bank Logo
NMLS # 417490
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $2,727
Thank you for your inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from eRates Mortgage
eRates Mortgage
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/9139_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.367
4.250
USD
eRates Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 1071
State Lic # MC-1772
(877) 387 - 4811
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $825
Thank you for your inquiry, we will be in touch shortly. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
https://www.brimg.net/system/img/inst/10026_logo.gif
300000
Refinance
4.377
4.250
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,192
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
9.557
9.125
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $7,831
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
4.264
4.115
USD
Sebonic Financial Logo
NMLS # 66247
State Lic # MC-1825
(877) 388 - 9671
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,452.21
Fees in APR: $1,979
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
4.927
4.875
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.927%
12/7/2018
4.875%
at 0.125 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.609
4.500
USD
Bank of America
4.609%
12/12/2018
4.500%
at 0.842 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.926
4.875
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
4.926%
12/11/2018
4.875%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from TD Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.778
4.750
USD
TD Bank, NA
4.778%
12/7/2018
4.750%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $982
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.848
4.750
USD
Apple Federal Credit Union
4.848%
12/12/2018
4.750%
at 1.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $352
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.818
4.750
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
4.818%
12/12/2018
4.750%
at 0.750 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
4.683
4.625
USD
State Department Federal Credit Union
4.683%
12/10/2018
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,000
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.781
4.750
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank
4.781%
12/11/2018
4.750%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
4.794
4.750
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
4.794%
12/13/2018
4.750%
at 0.227 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $853
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.820
4.750
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.820%
12/11/2018
4.750%
at 0.250 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $1,650
 
 
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%
12/11/2018
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
4.934
4.875
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.
4.934%
12/13/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $2,004
 
 

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Author: Brian McKay
December 16th, 2015