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30-year fixed mortgage rates rose today.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 5.55%, with an APR of 5.56%, according to Bankrate.com. The 15-year fixed mortgage has an average rate of 4.73% with an APR of 4.75%. On a 30-year jumbo mortgage, the average rate is 5.46%, with an APR of 5.47%. The average rate on a 5/1 ARM is 3.90% with an APR of 4.86%.
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30-year mortgage rates
The average 30-year benchmark fixed rate mortgage rate has risen to 5.55%. This time last week, the 30-year fixed rate was 5.35%. The 52-week high is 5.64%.
The 30-year fixed mortgage APR is 5.56%. At the same time last week, it was 5.36%. Here’s why APR is important.
At the current interest rate of 5.55%, borrowers with a $100,000 30-year fixed rate mortgage will pay $571 a month in principal and interest (taxes and fees not included), according to the Forbes Mortgage Calculator Advisor. The total interest paid over the term of the loan will be approximately $105,535.
15-year mortgage interest rate
Today, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate is 4.73%, higher than yesterday. Last week it was 4.67%. Today’s rate is above the 52-week low of 2.28%.
On a 15-year fixed term, the APR is 4.75%. Last week it was 4.69%.
With an interest rate of 4.73%, you would pay $777 per month in principal and interest for every $100,000 borrowed. Over the term of the loan, you will pay $39,824 in total interest.
Giant Mortgage Rates
On a 30-year jumbo, the average interest rate stands at 5.46%, higher than it was at this time last week. The average rate was 5.26% 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 giant 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a current interest rate of 5.46% will pay $565 a 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 $4,240, and you would pay approximately $776,261 in total interest over the life of the loan.
ARM 5/1 tariffs
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.
Calculation of mortgage payments
For a large portion of the population, buying a home means working with a mortgage lender to secure a mortgage. It can be difficult to determine how much you can afford and what you are paying.
To estimate your monthly mortgage payment, you can use a mortgage calculator. It will provide you with an estimate of your monthly principal and interest payment based on your interest rate, down payment, purchase price and other factors.
To calculate your monthly mortgage payment, here is what you will need:
- Interest rate
- Deposit amount
- house price
- term of the loan
- HOA fees
Saving 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
Why APR Matters
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.