Today’s Mortgage and Refinance Rates: August 02, 2022

Interest rates

This week started with mortgage rates lower compared to those last week, but still significantly higher than at the beginning of the year. 

“There are signs that some of the main drivers of inflation are easing, such as lower oil and other commodity prices in July, slower wage growth, and declining supply chain pressures. However, service price increases led by housing and pent-up demand for vehicles will keep inflation elevated in the coming months,” Dawit Kebede, senior economist for the Credit Union National Association, said in a statement.

Mortgage rates today

Mortgage typeAverage rate today
30-year fixed4.77%
20-year fixed4.57%
15-year fixed3.99%
7/1 ARM4.72%
5/1 ARM4.48%
30-year FHA3.85%
30-year VA4.16%
This information has been provided byZillow.

“Inflation issues persist, so expect mortgage rates to tick a bit higher from current levels,” says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst for Bankrate. “The 30-year fixed rate will hover near 6 percent, and the 15-year fixed near 5.1 percent, in July.”

The rate, points, and APR may vary depending on a variety of factors, including the property’s location, loan amount, loan type, occupancy type, property type, loan-to-value ratio, and credit score. Based on information about these criteria that is only available after you apply, your actual rate and points may be higher or lower than those quoted.

With the increasing refinancing rates and closing costs, homeowners should also consider refinancing. Is this the right time?

“Climbing mortgage rates continue to put pressure on the housing market, pushing the cost of homeownership ever higher,” said Hannah Jones, Economic Data Analyst at Realtor.com. “There has been little relief for American consumers at the grocery store, the pump, and in both the for-sale and rental markets.”

Refinance rates today

Mortgage typeAverage rate today
30-year fixed4.80%
20-year fixed4.45%
15-year fixed4.15%
7/1 ARM4.64%
5/1 ARM4.68%
30-year FHA4.43%
30-year VA4.16%
This information has been provided byZillow.

To decide how much interest you’ll pay and if your rate might fluctuate in the future, you can pick between a fixed-rate mortgage and an adjustable-rate mortgage. A fixed-rate mortgage’s interest rate is fixed for the duration of the loan. If you had a 30-year mortgage, the interest rate you pay today and in 30 years would be the same. An adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM, has rates and monthly payments that are initially fixed before fluctuating on a regular basis. For instance, a 5/1 ARM (adjustable-rate mortgage) starts off with a fixed rate and changes every year after that. A hybrid rate is now accessible as well. The characteristics of fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages are combined in a hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage, also referred to as a “hybrid ARM.” There will be an initial fixed-rate period and subsequently an adjustable-rate period with this kind of mortgage.

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