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Here you can view the interest rates on today’s mortgages. Updated daily according to data from BankrateSo you can have the latest data when buying or refinancing your home.
30-year fixed rate mortgage
The average mortgage rate for a standard 30-year fixed mortgage is 5.83 percent, down 0.16 percentage points from 5.99 percent last week.
A 30-year fixed mortgage is the most commonly required loan term. A 30-year fixed rate mortgage pays less monthly than a 15-year mortgage, but usually has a higher interest rate.
15-year fixed rate mortgage
The average mortgage rate for a standard 15-year fixed mortgage is 5.08 percent, down 0.10 percentage points from 5.18 percent last week.
A 15-year fixed rate mortgage pays more monthly than a 30-year mortgage. However, the interest rate is usually low and the loan is repaid quickly, so the total interest is low.
5/1 Floating rate mortgage
The average interest rate on 5/1 floating rate mortgages (ARMs) was 4.29%, up 0.19 percentage points from 4.10% last week. With ARM, you will almost always get a lower interest rate than a fixed mortgage for the first five years.
However, depending on the terms of the loan and how its rates follow the market, you will then pay more or less.
What are the best terms for a loan?
When choosing a mortgage, it is important to choose a loan period and payment schedule. Loans of 15 or 30 years are usually offered, but it’s not uncommon to see mortgages of 10, 20, or 40 years. According to CNET.
Mortgages can be fixed or floating. Fixed-rate mortgage rates for fixed-rate mortgages are set in stone for the duration of the loan.
Floating rate mortgages set interest rates only for a period of time before the market-based annual interest rate adjustments.
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