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The rate on a 30-year fixed refinance increased today.
The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage refinance is 5.88%, according to Bankrate.com, while the average rate on a 15-year mortgage refinance is 5.09%. On a 20-year mortgage refinance, the average rate is 5.81%, and the average rate on a 5/1 ARM is 4.31%.
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30-Year Refinance Rates
Today, the average rate for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage refinance rose to 5.88% from yesterday. Last week, the 30-year fixed was 5.51%. The 52-week high is 6.12%.
On a 30-year fixed mortgage refi, the APR (annual percentage rate) is 5.89%, higher than it was last week. APR, or annual percentage rate, includes a loan’s interest rate and a loan’s finance charges. It’s the all-in cost of your loan.
At the current interest rate of 5.88%, borrowers with a 30-year fixed-rate refinance mortgage of $100,000 will pay $592 per month in principal and interest (taxes and fees not included), the Forbes Advisor mortgage calculator shows. The total interest paid over the life of the loan will be approximately $113,069.
20-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Refinance Rates
The average interest rate on the 20-year fixed refinance mortgage is 5.81%. Last week, the 20-year fixed-rate mortgage was at 5.49%.
The APR on a 20-year fixed is 5.83%. One week ago, it was 5.51%.
A 20-year fixed-rate mortgage refinance of $100,000 with today’s interest rate of 5.81% will cost $706 per month in principal and interest. Taxes and fees are not included. Over the life of the loan, you would pay around $69,323 in total interest.
15-Year Fixed Refinance Rates
The average interest rate on the 15-year fixed refinance mortgage inched up to 5.09%. Yesterday, it was 5.08%. One week ago, the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage was at 4.86%. Today’s rate is higher than the 52-week low of 4.57%.
The annual percentage rate on a 15-year fixed is 5.11%. This time last week, it was 4.88%.
At today’s interest rate of 5.09%, a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage would cost approximately $795 per month in principal and interest per $100,000. You would pay around $43,188 in total interest over the life of the loan.
30-Year Jumbo Mortgage Refinance Rates
The average interest rate on the 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage refinance is 5.90%. One week ago, the average rate was 5.51%. The 30-year fixed rate on a jumbo mortgage is higher than the 52-week low of 5.20%.
Borrowers with a 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage refinance with today’s interest rate of 5.90% will pay $593 per month in principal and interest per $100,000.
15-Year Jumbo Refi Rates
The average interest rate on the 15-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage refinance is 5.10%. Last week, the average rate was 4.87%. The 15-year fixed rate on a jumbo mortgage is higher than the 52-week low of 4.51%.
Borrowers with a 15-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage refinance with today’s interest rate of 5.10% will pay $796 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 $5,970, and you’d pay around $324,617 in total interest over the life of the loan.
5/1 ARM Refinance Rates
The average interest rate on a 5/1 ARM sits at 4.31%, higher than the 52-week low of 2.83%. Last week, the average rate was 5.99%.
Borrowers with a 5/1 ARM of $100,000 with today’s interest rate of 4.31% will pay $495 per month in principal and interest.
When Refinancing Makes Sense
There are a number of reasons why you should refinance your home, but many homeowners consider refinancing when they can lower their interest rate, reduce their monthly payments or pay off their home loan sooner. Refinancing also may help you access your home’s equity or eliminate private mortgage insurance (PMI).
Refinancing your mortgage can make sense if you plan to remain in your home for a number of years. There is, after all, a cost to refinancing that will take some time to recoup. You’ll need to know the loan’s closing costs to calculate the break-even point where your savings from a lower interest rate exceed your closing costs. You can calculate this 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 Qualify for 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.