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30-year fixed mortgage rates rose slightly today.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 5.30%, according to Bankrate.com, while the average rate for a 15-year mortgage is 4.60%. On a 30-year jumbo mortgage, the average rate is 5.24% and the average rate on a 5/1 ARM is 3.90%.
Related: Compare current mortgage rates
30-year fixed mortgage rates
Today, the average 30-year benchmark fixed mortgage rate has risen to 5.30%. At this time last week, the 30-year fixed rate was 5.34%. The 52 week low is 3.00%.
The 30-year fixed mortgage APR is 5.31%. At the same time last week, it was 5.35%. Here’s why APR is important.
According to the Forbes Advisor Mortgage Calculator, homebuyers with a $100,000 30-year fixed rate mortgage will pay $555 per month in principal and interest (taxes and fees not included) at the current interest rate of 5. 30 %. The total interest paid over the term of the loan will be approximately $99,910.
15-year mortgage interest rate
Today, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate is 4.60%, the same as it was at this time yesterday. Last week it was 4.65%. Today’s rate is above the 52-week low of 2.28%.
The APR on a 15-year fixed is 4.62%. This time last week it was 4.67%.
At the current interest rate of 4.60%, a 15-year fixed rate mortgage would cost approximately $770 per month in principal and interest per $100,000. You would pay approximately $38,621 in total interest over the life of the loan.
Giant Mortgage Rates
On a 30-year jumbo, the average interest rate stands at 5.24%, lower than it was at the same time last week. The average rate was 5.22% at the same time last week. The 30-year fixed rate on a jumbo mortgage is currently above the 52-week low of 3.03%.
Borrowers with a 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage with a current interest rate of 5.24% will pay $552 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 $4,137, and you would pay approximately $739,278 in total interest over the life of the loan.
5/1 ARM interest rate
The average interest rate on a 5/1 ARM is 3.90%, higher than the 52-week low of 2.82%. Last week, the average rate was 3.91%.
Borrowers with a 5/1 ARM of $100,000 with a current interest rate of 3.90% will pay $472 per month in principal and interest.
How to calculate mortgage payments
Mortgages and mortgage lenders are often a necessary part of buying a home, but figuring out what you’re paying and what you can actually afford can be tricky.
You can use a mortgage calculator to estimate your monthly mortgage payment based on factors such as your interest rate, purchase price and down payment.
To calculate your monthly mortgage payment, here is what you will need:
- house price
- Deposit amount
- Interest rate
- term of the loan
- Taxes, insurance and all HOA fees
How much to save for a house
You may know you need to save enough for a down payment, but it takes more money than that to get through the home buying process. Also, after buying, you need to furnish your new home and track potential repairs.
Here are six things to prepare for when saving for a home:
- Advance payment
- Inspection and evaluation
- Closing costs
- Ongoing charges
- Home furnishings
- Repairs and renovations
What is APR?
The annual percentage rate, or APR, takes into account interest, fees and time. This is the total cost of your loan and includes both the interest rate of the loan and its finance charges.
Since the APR includes both the interest rate and some fees associated with a home loan, the APR can help you understand the total cost of a mortgage if you hold it for the full term. The APR will generally be higher than the interest rate, but there are exceptions.