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National Rate Averages

Mortgage Rates

Product Rate
5/1 yr ARM 3.147%
1 yr ARM 3.299%
15 yr fixed 3.221%
30 yr fixed 3.815%

Home Equity Rates

* Updated Jun 7, 2012

Mortgage Tips and Ideas

Need a home mortgage loan? There any many different options for you to choose from. Some are more popular than others and choosing the right program for yourself is all based on what works best for you. If you are getting a new home mortgage the decisions you make could impact your life for years, or at least the length of the loan.

Choosing your interest rate and the length of the loan is going to be very important. A thirty year fixed mortgage seems to be the "traditional" route to go for a mortgage. This does not mean you have to follow it, there are always other options. People often overbuy, which means they take out a thirty year mortgage but really only stay in their home for less then a decade. Choosing an interest rate is important. Getting an adjustable interest rate means you will have a lower starting interest rate that will change when the market index changes. This could mean your interest rate could go up during the length of your mortgage, or it could stay low.

Getting a fixed mortgage rate will allow you to have one mortgage rate for the entire life of the loan but they usually come at a higher price. Need to refinance your mortgage? Refinancing your mortgage can lower your interest rate. Usually you will extend your mortgage, which will allow you to pay lower monthly bill payments. One of the main reasons for refinancing ones mortgage is due to lowering interest rates. If you have fixed interest rates and the rates are going way down, it is probably a good idea to refinance your mortgage. Loan officers, mortgage brokers and various financial institutions can help you make your decisions and give you all the information you need.