Mortgage Rates Down: 30 Year Mortgage Rates at 4.95%, 15 Year Mortgage Rates at 4.27%

mortgage-rates-30-year-mortgage-rates-at-495-15-year-mortgage-rates-at-427Mortgage rates are lower in the latest mortgage application survey released yesterday. The average contract rate on 30 year mortgages is back under 5.00 percent at 4.95 percent for the week ending February 26, 2010, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The average mortgage discount points on 30 year mortgages is down to 0.99 points, down from the prior week's average of 1.34 points.

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15 year mortgage rates decreased to 4.27 percent for the week ending February 26, 2010, down from the previous week’s average 15 year mortgage rate of 4.35 percent. This is the lowest point for 15 year mortgage rates since the end of November 2009. Mortgage discount points increased to 1.36 points from 1.31 points the previous week.

1 year adjustable mortgage rates decreased to 6.77 percent this week, down from the prior week’s average of 6.80 percent. Average mortgage points decreased to 0.29 points from 0.34 points.

Mortgage applications increased in the latest mortgage survey. The Refinance Index, which measures applications for refinancing, jumped 17.2 percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index, which measures applications for home purchases, increased 9.0 percent from one week earlier.

For a more extensive report on today’s mortgage interest rates, released its Weekly Mortgage Rate Report on Monday, which follows:

Mortgage Rates

The average conforming 30 year mortgage rate is unchanged this week at 5.07 percent. This is the second consecutive week 30 year rates are above 5.00 percent.

The average 15 year conforming home loan rate is 4.39 percent this week, down from last week’s average mortgage rate of 4.43 percent. 15 year conforming refinance rates were also lower this week and the average refinance rate is 4.39 percent.

Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates

The average fixed 30 year mortgage interest rate is at 5.76% this week, down from the previous week’s average home loan rate of 5.82%. Jumbo refinance rates are also down this week with the average rate at 5.76 percent.

15 year jumbo interest mortgage rates are averaging 5.13% this week, up from the prior week’s average jumbo loan mortgage rate of 5.10%. 15 year jumbo mortgage refinance rates are also averaging 5.13% this week.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages

The average conforming 1 year adjustable rate mortgage is at 4.67% this week, an increase from last week’s average 1 year home loan interest rate of 4.26%. One year refinance rates are also averaging 4.67% this week.

The average conforming 3 year adjustable mortgage interest rate is at 4.63% this week, an increase from the previous week when 3 year mortgage interest rates were averaging 4.61%.

5 year conforming ARMs are averaging 4.01% this week, down from last week’s average home loan rate of 4.05%.  The average 5 year mortgage refinance is also at 4.01% this week.

7 year conforming ARMs are averaging 4.50%, down from the prior week’s average mortgage loan rate of 4.59%. The average conforming 7 year mortgage refinance rate is also averaging at 4.59% this week.

10 year adjustable bank mortgage rates are averaging 4.80%, a decrease from last week’s average mortgage interest rate of 4.83%. 10 year home loan refinance rates are also at 4.83%.

Jumbo Adjustable Rate Mortgages

The average 1 year jumbo ARM is averaging 5.59% this week, unchanged from last week’s average home loan interest rate. 1 year home refinance rates are also averaging 5.59%.

Jumbo 3-year jumbo ARMs are at 5.36% this week, down slightly from the previous week’s average home loan rate of 5.37%. The average 3 year home refinance rate was also down to 5.36%.

The average 5 year jumbo ARM is at 4.70% this week, up from the previous week’s average mortgage rate of 4.69%. The average 5 year refinance loan is also at 4.70 percent this week.

7 year jumbo ARMs are averaging 5.75% this week, up from last week’s average loan mortgage rate of 5.61%. 7 year loan refinance rates are also averaging 5.75%, up from the prior week’s average refinance rate.

10 year jumbo mortgage rates are averaging 5.96% this week, an increase from last week’s average 10 year rate of 5.92 percent. 10 year jumbo refinance loan rates are also higher this week, the average rate is 5.96 percent.

Interest Only Conforming Loans

The average 3 year interest only mortgage rate is at 4.89% this week, up from the prior week’s average mortgage interest rate of 4.84%. 3 year conforming IO home loan refinance rates are also at 4.89%.

5 year interest only home loans are averaging 4.18% this week, a decrease from last week’s average five year home interest only mortgage rate of 4.20%. 5 year home mortgage refinance rates are averaging 4.15% this week.

7 year IO home loans are averaging 4.68% this week, down from last week’s average interest rate of 4.77%.  The average 7 year IO refinance home loan rate is also at 4.68% this week.

Jumbo IO Loans

3 year jumbo IO loans are averaging 5.71% this week, down from last week’s jumbo interest mortgage rate of 5.73%. 3 year jumbo refinance interest rates are averaging 5.70%.

The average 5 year jumbo IO loan rate is at 5.39%, up from the prior week’s average IO mortgage rate of 5.35%. 5 year jumbo IO refinance interest rates are averaging 5.39% this week.

7 year jumbo IO loans are averaging 6.21%, unchanged from the previous week’s average jumbo 7 year rate.

Home Equity Loan Rates

The average home equity loan rate was down this week over last. 10 year home equity loan rates are at 7.447% this week, down from last week’s average equity home loan rate of 7.475%. 15 year home equity rates decreased slightly to 7.707%, down from last week’s average home equity rate of 7.735%.

Home Equity Line of Credit Rates (HELOC)

Average home equity line of credit rate was unchanged this week over last. The average HELOC rate is at 4.899%.

Mortgage refinance rates can be found in your state by searching our interest rate tables: Mortgage  Refinance Rates

Author: Brian McKay
March 4th, 2010

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