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The rate on a 30-year fixed refinance increased today.
The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 5.49%, according to Bankrate.com. On a 15-year fixed mortgage, the average rate is 4.64%. The average rate on a 20-year refinance loan is 5.41%, and the average rate on a 5/1 ARM is 3.80%.
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30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Refinance Rates
Today, the average rate for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage refinance increased to 5.49%. Last week, the 30-year fixed was 5.32%. The 52-week high is 5.62%.
The 30-year fixed mortgage refi APR (annual percentage rate) is 5.50%. At this time last week, it was 5.33%. APR is the all-in cost of your loan.
At the current interest rate of 5.49%, borrowers with a 30-year fixed-rate refinance mortgage of $100,000 will pay $567 per month in principal and interest (taxes and fees not included), the Forbes Advisor mortgage calculator shows. In total interest, you’d pay $104,178 over the life of the loan..
20-Year Fixed-Rate Refinance Rates
The average interest rate on the 20-year fixed refinance mortgage is 5.41%. This same time last week, the 20-year fixed-rate mortgage was at 5.30%.
The APR on a 20-year fixed is 5.42%. This time last week, it was 5.31%.
A 20-year fixed-rate mortgage refinance of $100,000 with today’s interest rate of 5.41% will cost $683 per month in principal and interest. Taxes and fees are not included. Over the life of the loan, you would pay around $63,875 in total interest.
15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Refinance Rates
Today, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate sits at 4.64%, the same as it was at this time yesterday. Last week, it was 4.61%.Today’s rate is higher than the 52-week low of 3.74%.
The annual percentage rate on a 15-year fixed is 4.66%. This time last week, it was 4.63%.
At today’s interest rate of 4.64%, a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage would cost approximately $772 per month in principal and interest per $100,000. You would pay around $38,990 in total interest over the life of the loan.
30-Year Jumbo Refinance Rates
The average interest rate on the 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage refinance is 5.52%. Last week, the average rate was 5.31%. The 30-year fixed rate on a jumbo mortgage is higher than the 52-week low of 4.56%.
Borrowers with a 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage refinance with today’s interest rate of 5.52% will pay $569 per month in principal and interest per $100,000. That means that on a $750,000 loan, the monthly principal and interest payment would be around $569, and you’d pay around $104,856 in total interest over the life of the loan.
15-Year Jumbo Refinance Rates
The average interest rate on the 15-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage refinance dropped to 4.68%. Last week, the average rate was 4.60%. The 15-year fixed rate on a jumbo mortgage is higher than to the 52-week low of 3.79%.
Borrowers with a 15-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage refinance with today’s interest rate of 4.68% will pay $774 per month in principal and interest per $100,000. That means that on a $750,000 loan, the monthly principal and interest payment would be around $5,807, and you’d pay around $295,203 in total interest over the life of the loan.
5/1 Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Refinance Rates
On a 5/1 ARM, the average rate moved up to 3.80% from 3.76% yesterday. The average rate was 3.77% last week. Today’s rate is currently the 52-week high.
Borrowers with a 5/1 ARM of $100,000 with today’s interest rate of 3.80% will pay $466 per month in principal and interest.
Know When to Refinance Your Home
You may want to refinance your home mortgage, for a variety of reasons: to lower your interest rate, reduce monthly payments or pay off your loan sooner. You may also be able to use a refinance loan to get access to your home’s equity for other financial needs, like a remodeling project or to pay for your child’s college. If you’ve been paying private mortgage insurance (PMI), refinancing also may give you the opportunity to ditch that cost.
A home loan refinance may make sense particularly if you plan to remain in your home for awhile. Even if you score a lower interest rate, you need to take the loan costs into consideration. Calculate the break-even point where your savings from a lower interest rate exceed your closing costs by dividing your closing costs by the monthly savings from your new payment.
Our mortgage refinance calculator could help you determine if refinancing is right for you.
How To Get Today’s Best Refinance Rates
Much like when you shopped for a mortgage when purchasing your home, when you refinance here’s how you can find the lowest refinance rate:
- Maintain a good credit score
- Consider a shorter-term loan
- Lower your debt-to-income ratio
- Monitor mortgage rates
A solid credit score isn’t a guarantee that you’ll get your refinance approved or score the lowest rate, but it could make your path easier. Lenders are also more likely to approve you if you don’t have excessive monthly debt. You also should keep an eye on mortgage rates for various loan terms. They fluctuate frequently, and loans that need to be paid off sooner tend to charge lower interest rates.