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December 10, 2021 – Mortgage rates remain stable – Forbes Advisor

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Now is the right time to lock in a mortgage rate. The average rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage has remained the same today, keeping rates at historically low levels.

The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 3.28%, according to Bankrate.com. On a 15-year fixed mortgage, the average rate is 2.55%. The average rate for a 30-year jumbo mortgage is 3.25% and the average rate for a 5/1 ARM is 2.74%.

Related: Compare current mortgage rates

30-year mortgage rates

The average rate remained stable on a 30-year fixed mortgage, remaining at 3.28%. The 52 week low is 2.83%.

The APR on a 30-year fixed rate is 3.40%. This time last week it was 3.33%. The APR is the overall cost of your loan.

According to the Forbes Advisor mortgage calculator, borrowers with a fixed rate mortgage of $ 100,000 over 30 years will pay 437 per month in principal and interest (taxes and fees not included) at the current interest rate of 3.28% . The total interest paid over the life of the loan will be approximately $ 57,268.

15-year mortgage rates

The average interest rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage is 2.55%. At the same time last week, the 15-year fixed rate mortgage was at 2.52%. Today’s rate is higher than the 52-week low of 2.28%.

On a 15-year fixed rate, the APR is 2.74%. Last week it was 2.73%.

With an interest rate of 2.55%, you would pay $ 669 per month in principal and interest for every $ 100,000 borrowed. Over the life of the loan, you would pay $ 20,446 in total interest.

Giant mortgage rates

The average interest rate on the 30-year fixed rate jumbo mortgage is 3.25%. Last week, the average rate was 3.17%. The 30-year fixed rate on a jumbo mortgage is currently higher than the 52-week low of 2.85%.

Borrowers with a 30-year fixed rate jumbo mortgage with a current interest rate of 3.25% will pay $ 435 per month in principal and interest per $ 100,000. This means that on a $ 750,000 loan, the monthly principal and interest payment would be approximately $ 3,264, and you would pay approximately $ 425,057 in total interest over the life of the loan.

ARM rate 5/1

On a 5/1 ARM, the average rate fell to 2.74% against 2.75% yesterday. The average rate was 2.74% last week. Today’s rate is currently below the 52-week high of 3.43%.

Borrowers with an ARM 5/1 of $ 100,000 with a current interest rate of 2.74% will pay 408 per month in principal and interest.

Calculation of mortgage payments

Mortgages and mortgage lenders are often a necessary part of buying a home, but it can be difficult to figure out what you’re paying and what you can actually afford.

To estimate your monthly mortgage payment, you can use a mortgage calculator. It will provide you with an estimate of your monthly principal and interest payment based on your interest rate, down payment, purchase price, and other factors.

To calculate your monthly mortgage payment, here’s what you’ll need:

  • House price
  • Deposit amount
  • Interest rate
  • term of the loan
  • Taxes, insurance and any HOA fees

What you can afford depends on a number of factors including your income, debt, debt-to-income ratio, down payment, and credit rating.

You should also factor in closing costs, property taxes, insurance costs, and routine maintenance expenses.

The type of loan you choose can also affect the amount of home you can afford. When shopping for a loan, consider whether a conventional mortgage, FHA loan, VA loan, or USDA loan is best suited to your particular situation.

Explain the annual percentage rate

The APR, or annual percentage rate, is the overall cost of your loan. It includes interest and finance charges on your loan, accounting for interest, fees, and time.

The APR can help you understand the full cost of a mortgage if you keep it for the duration. Keep in mind that the APR is often higher than the interest rate.