Mortgage Rates

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Home Price (Purchase)
When you get a mortgage to purchase a home, the lender uses the lower of the agreed-upon purchase price or the property's appraised value to determine your maximum loan amount. The loan amount divided by the property home price equals your loan-to-value ratio, or LTV. That ratio is one of the major factors that lenders use to set your mortgage rate. If your LTV exceeds 80 percent, you'll probably be required to pay mortgage insurance, which increases your monthly payment. If the property appraises for less than the agreed-on purchase price, you are not usually required to complete the purchase.
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Home Value (Refinance)
This is your estimate of the current value of your property. When you refinance, your home is almost always evaluated by a licensed appraiser. The refinance loan amount divided by the property's appraised value equals your loan-to-value ratio (LTV), and that number is one of the major factors that determine your mortgage rate. To get an accurate refinance rate quote, your home value estimate must be reasonably accurate.
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Down Payment
The down payment is the amount you pay upfront when you finance property. Your purchase price minus your down payment equals your mortgage amount. The higher your down payment, the more likely you are to be approved for a home loan. If your down payment is less than 20 percent of the purchase price, you'll probably be required to pay for mortgage insurance, which increases your monthly payment.
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Credit Score
Your credit score is a number designed to measure your credit-worthiness. It's based on a formula that combines many factors, including your payment history, amount of credit used and number of accounts. This number is used by lenders to calculate the probability that you'll default on your mortgage. Most lenders won't approve mortgages to applicants with credit scores lower than 620. Your credit score is one of the most important factors that determines your mortgage rate - applicants with higher scores are offered better mortgage rates.

30YearFixed Rates as low as

Interest Rate
3.250%
APR
3.452%
Monthly Payment
$870
Total Mortgage Services
Interest Rate
3.250%
APR
3.452%
Monthly Payment
$870
(844) 334-6186 Contact
Total Mortgage Services
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Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $870
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $870
Lender Fees $5,004
Lender Credit $590
Total Closing Fees* $4,414
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Total Mortgage Services
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About the Lender

Since 1997, Total Mortgage Services has been committed to making mortgages easier.  We combine the personal service and integrity of a local lender with the same low rates and wide variety of programs that you would expect from a big bank.  Total Mortgage is licensed in 32 states plus Washington, DC, and offers conventional, adjustable, jumbo, FHA, FHA 203K, USDA, condo, and co-op mortgages, among others.  We’re a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, as well as a Ginnie Mae Issuer, we have access to some of the best rates and programs in the country.  Because we are smaller and more nimble than the big banks, we’re able to close most of our loans in 30 days or less.  We’re experts in mortgages because mortgages are all we do.

 

Total Mortgage believes strongly in responsible lending.  We want to help you attain financing that you can afford – today, tomorrow, and over the life of the loan.  We understand that you’re not just looking for a home, but a trusted financial partner to help you realize your dream of homeownership.  Total Mortgage believes you deserve a loan that is as individual as you are.

 

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a customer service satisfaction rate over 95%, we stand firmly behind our product and service and feel confident that if you use us for your home loan, you will recommend us to your friends and family.  This dedication allowed us to be named to the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies for four consecutive years.  We want the opportunity to earn your business, we want to be your lender for life.

Total Mortgage Services
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Total Mortgage Services

Yes, I recommend this lender

I have done over 10 loans with Total Mortgage and have referred all my family and friends. They do everything under one roof, processing, Underwriting and their closing department is all in one building! This made all my transactions flawless. If I could give them a 1000 start rating I would. Tremendous tremendous company!

By: Jason (New Jersey)
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Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
3.375%
APR
3.481%
Monthly Payment
$885
(866) 544-4064 Contact
Sebonic Financial
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Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $885
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $885
Lender Fees $2,628
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,628
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Sebonic Financial
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About the Lender

Sebonic Financial is a division of Cardinal Financial Company, a full service mortgage banking firm in operation since 1987.  The company is an approved seller/servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. Cardinal is also an approved lending institution for the Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Administration with FHAs Direct Endorsement and VA Automatic Lender Authority.  Cardinal is an authorized lender for the USDA/Rural Housing Program, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the New Jersey Mortgage Housing Finance Agency.

 

Cardinal is licensed by the Departments of Banking in many states, mainly in the eastern and southeastern United States.  Its retail and wholesale divisions originate first mortgage loans for qualified borrowers.

Sebonic Financial
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Lender Reviews

Lender Hung Up On Me!!

I spoke to a lender about getting a quote and told him specifically not to pull my credit score. He told me I was wasting his time and then proceeded to hang up on me. Horrible service and they should realize when shopping for a mortgage a person does not want to pull many hard inquiries.

By: Carlos (Charlotte, NC)

Low Rates, but Not Worth It

I have done two refinance with this company (Sebonic/Cardinal) and I have had two different completely different experience with them. I have come to realize that if there is any work required on their part, their process will be horrific. One refinance I had was should have closed very quickly because there were no issues whatsoever. I submitted all the documents they asked for in a timely manner, but it still took 45 days to close. After you first deal with a Sebonic rep, you are then handed off to a Cardinal rep (who knows nothing about mortgages - he's just a middle person between you and the underwriter). Jason Freedman of NC handled all the correspondence and it was poor at best. Luckily, there were no surprises with this loan, so I was still able to close, even though it was late. They even tried to charge me for closing on the loan late, which was their fault, but they waived the fees (only after I asked them ton - twice). My second refinance was horrible! After I spent $500 on an appraisal, they came back and said that they were not able to verify that the commercial space of the condo building was less than 25% (requirement of the loan). After I spent some time with the property manager to verify the facts, Cardinal Financial (Jason Freeman of NC) realized that the loan wasn't going to close, and he never gave me a response as to the status of my loan. I called and left him 5+ messages asking him to call me back, but I never once received a phonecall back. I finally received one phonetical back from the Sebonic rep, Artie Melchionda, saying that he will check the status and I never heard from him either. They leave you hanging high and dry if there is any sign of a problem. When things look good, you will eventually close on the loan (even after they try to charge you for being late when it's their fault). But when there is one problem, you are on your own to figure it out, even after you spent the money. I gave them one extra star for actually closing on my one loan, but I would not go with them again, even if they are offering slightly lower rates. Most companies will match other company's rates, so that is the only reason I would call Sebonic.

By: rubyred (Fairfax, VA)

Excellent loan service

Yes, I recommend this lender

Sebonic Financial has done a great job for my new home loan recently. From the loan application/origination, processing, and closing, the lender, especially loan officer, Amanda Bruce, and loan processor, Michelle Cooper, worked so hard on my loan. The rate was lower that other lenders, and the closing cost was very low. The Amanda worked in the evening and the night to have my loan application, my loan pre-approval, and get my loan rate locked with so communications with me over phone and email. Michelle worked so hard with getting required documents for my loan processing. She was so patient and waited for my documents, and she answered so many questions of mine over phone and email. Also, the customer service was great and they helped me about my questions and directed my calls to right persons. And their portal was a great tool for document reviews, uploading, faxing, and other communications.

By: Jinnnn (Maple Grove, MN)
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15 Year Fixed Rates as low as

Interest Rate
2.750%
APR
2.916%
Monthly Payment
$1,358
Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
2.750%
APR
2.916%
Monthly Payment
$1,358
(866) 544-4064 Contact
Sebonic Financial
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $1,358
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,358
Lender Fees $2,306
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,306
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Sebonic Financial
Email Lender

About the Lender

Sebonic Financial is a division of Cardinal Financial Company, a full service mortgage banking firm in operation since 1987.  The company is an approved seller/servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. Cardinal is also an approved lending institution for the Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Administration with FHAs Direct Endorsement and VA Automatic Lender Authority.  Cardinal is an authorized lender for the USDA/Rural Housing Program, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the New Jersey Mortgage Housing Finance Agency.

 

Cardinal is licensed by the Departments of Banking in many states, mainly in the eastern and southeastern United States.  Its retail and wholesale divisions originate first mortgage loans for qualified borrowers.

Sebonic Financial
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Lender Reviews

Lender Hung Up On Me!!

I spoke to a lender about getting a quote and told him specifically not to pull my credit score. He told me I was wasting his time and then proceeded to hang up on me. Horrible service and they should realize when shopping for a mortgage a person does not want to pull many hard inquiries.

By: Carlos (Charlotte, NC)

Low Rates, but Not Worth It

I have done two refinance with this company (Sebonic/Cardinal) and I have had two different completely different experience with them. I have come to realize that if there is any work required on their part, their process will be horrific. One refinance I had was should have closed very quickly because there were no issues whatsoever. I submitted all the documents they asked for in a timely manner, but it still took 45 days to close. After you first deal with a Sebonic rep, you are then handed off to a Cardinal rep (who knows nothing about mortgages - he's just a middle person between you and the underwriter). Jason Freedman of NC handled all the correspondence and it was poor at best. Luckily, there were no surprises with this loan, so I was still able to close, even though it was late. They even tried to charge me for closing on the loan late, which was their fault, but they waived the fees (only after I asked them ton - twice). My second refinance was horrible! After I spent $500 on an appraisal, they came back and said that they were not able to verify that the commercial space of the condo building was less than 25% (requirement of the loan). After I spent some time with the property manager to verify the facts, Cardinal Financial (Jason Freeman of NC) realized that the loan wasn't going to close, and he never gave me a response as to the status of my loan. I called and left him 5+ messages asking him to call me back, but I never once received a phonecall back. I finally received one phonetical back from the Sebonic rep, Artie Melchionda, saying that he will check the status and I never heard from him either. They leave you hanging high and dry if there is any sign of a problem. When things look good, you will eventually close on the loan (even after they try to charge you for being late when it's their fault). But when there is one problem, you are on your own to figure it out, even after you spent the money. I gave them one extra star for actually closing on my one loan, but I would not go with them again, even if they are offering slightly lower rates. Most companies will match other company's rates, so that is the only reason I would call Sebonic.

By: rubyred (Fairfax, VA)

Excellent loan service

Yes, I recommend this lender

Sebonic Financial has done a great job for my new home loan recently. From the loan application/origination, processing, and closing, the lender, especially loan officer, Amanda Bruce, and loan processor, Michelle Cooper, worked so hard on my loan. The rate was lower that other lenders, and the closing cost was very low. The Amanda worked in the evening and the night to have my loan application, my loan pre-approval, and get my loan rate locked with so communications with me over phone and email. Michelle worked so hard with getting required documents for my loan processing. She was so patient and waited for my documents, and she answered so many questions of mine over phone and email. Also, the customer service was great and they helped me about my questions and directed my calls to right persons. And their portal was a great tool for document reviews, uploading, faxing, and other communications.

By: Jinnnn (Maple Grove, MN)
See All Reviews
Total Mortgage Services
Interest Rate
2.750%
APR
2.843%
Monthly Payment
$1,357
(844) 334-6186 Contact
Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $1,357
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,357
Lender Fees $1,388
Lender Credit $206
Total Closing Fees* $1,182
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender

About the Lender

Since 1997, Total Mortgage Services has been committed to making mortgages easier.  We combine the personal service and integrity of a local lender with the same low rates and wide variety of programs that you would expect from a big bank.  Total Mortgage is licensed in 32 states plus Washington, DC, and offers conventional, adjustable, jumbo, FHA, FHA 203K, USDA, condo, and co-op mortgages, among others.  We’re a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, as well as a Ginnie Mae Issuer, we have access to some of the best rates and programs in the country.  Because we are smaller and more nimble than the big banks, we’re able to close most of our loans in 30 days or less.  We’re experts in mortgages because mortgages are all we do.

 

Total Mortgage believes strongly in responsible lending.  We want to help you attain financing that you can afford – today, tomorrow, and over the life of the loan.  We understand that you’re not just looking for a home, but a trusted financial partner to help you realize your dream of homeownership.  Total Mortgage believes you deserve a loan that is as individual as you are.

 

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a customer service satisfaction rate over 95%, we stand firmly behind our product and service and feel confident that if you use us for your home loan, you will recommend us to your friends and family.  This dedication allowed us to be named to the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies for four consecutive years.  We want the opportunity to earn your business, we want to be your lender for life.

Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender Write a Review

Lender Reviews

Total Mortgage Services

Yes, I recommend this lender

I have done over 10 loans with Total Mortgage and have referred all my family and friends. They do everything under one roof, processing, Underwriting and their closing department is all in one building! This made all my transactions flawless. If I could give them a 1000 start rating I would. Tremendous tremendous company!

By: Jason (New Jersey)
See All Reviews

5 Year ARM Rates as low as

Interest Rate
2.375%
APR
2.868%
Monthly Payment
$778
Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
2.375%
APR
2.868%
Monthly Payment
$778
(866) 544-4064 Contact
Sebonic Financial
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $778
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $778
Lender Fees $2,264
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,264
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Sebonic Financial
Email Lender

About the Lender

Sebonic Financial is a division of Cardinal Financial Company, a full service mortgage banking firm in operation since 1987.  The company is an approved seller/servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. Cardinal is also an approved lending institution for the Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Administration with FHAs Direct Endorsement and VA Automatic Lender Authority.  Cardinal is an authorized lender for the USDA/Rural Housing Program, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the New Jersey Mortgage Housing Finance Agency.

 

Cardinal is licensed by the Departments of Banking in many states, mainly in the eastern and southeastern United States.  Its retail and wholesale divisions originate first mortgage loans for qualified borrowers.

Sebonic Financial
Email Lender Write a Review

Lender Reviews

Lender Hung Up On Me!!

I spoke to a lender about getting a quote and told him specifically not to pull my credit score. He told me I was wasting his time and then proceeded to hang up on me. Horrible service and they should realize when shopping for a mortgage a person does not want to pull many hard inquiries.

By: Carlos (Charlotte, NC)

Low Rates, but Not Worth It

I have done two refinance with this company (Sebonic/Cardinal) and I have had two different completely different experience with them. I have come to realize that if there is any work required on their part, their process will be horrific. One refinance I had was should have closed very quickly because there were no issues whatsoever. I submitted all the documents they asked for in a timely manner, but it still took 45 days to close. After you first deal with a Sebonic rep, you are then handed off to a Cardinal rep (who knows nothing about mortgages - he's just a middle person between you and the underwriter). Jason Freedman of NC handled all the correspondence and it was poor at best. Luckily, there were no surprises with this loan, so I was still able to close, even though it was late. They even tried to charge me for closing on the loan late, which was their fault, but they waived the fees (only after I asked them ton - twice). My second refinance was horrible! After I spent $500 on an appraisal, they came back and said that they were not able to verify that the commercial space of the condo building was less than 25% (requirement of the loan). After I spent some time with the property manager to verify the facts, Cardinal Financial (Jason Freeman of NC) realized that the loan wasn't going to close, and he never gave me a response as to the status of my loan. I called and left him 5+ messages asking him to call me back, but I never once received a phonecall back. I finally received one phonetical back from the Sebonic rep, Artie Melchionda, saying that he will check the status and I never heard from him either. They leave you hanging high and dry if there is any sign of a problem. When things look good, you will eventually close on the loan (even after they try to charge you for being late when it's their fault). But when there is one problem, you are on your own to figure it out, even after you spent the money. I gave them one extra star for actually closing on my one loan, but I would not go with them again, even if they are offering slightly lower rates. Most companies will match other company's rates, so that is the only reason I would call Sebonic.

By: rubyred (Fairfax, VA)

Excellent loan service

Yes, I recommend this lender

Sebonic Financial has done a great job for my new home loan recently. From the loan application/origination, processing, and closing, the lender, especially loan officer, Amanda Bruce, and loan processor, Michelle Cooper, worked so hard on my loan. The rate was lower that other lenders, and the closing cost was very low. The Amanda worked in the evening and the night to have my loan application, my loan pre-approval, and get my loan rate locked with so communications with me over phone and email. Michelle worked so hard with getting required documents for my loan processing. She was so patient and waited for my documents, and she answered so many questions of mine over phone and email. Also, the customer service was great and they helped me about my questions and directed my calls to right persons. And their portal was a great tool for document reviews, uploading, faxing, and other communications.

By: Jinnnn (Maple Grove, MN)
See All Reviews
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Mortgage Rate Lock Recommendation

April 17, 2015
  •   Lock if closing in 7 days:
    Rates are down
  •   Lock if closing in 15 days:
    Rates are down
  •   Lock if closing in 30 days:
    Rates are down

The last couple of days' economic news was worse than expected. It may not be bad enough to directly affect mortgage rates, but it could contribute to a general mood that is friendly to small rises. March figures for industrial production, capacity utilization, housing starts, and housing permits all disappointed, while this week's number for initial claims for unemployment insurance also failed to meet expectations. Some relief to the gloom was provided by the builder confidence index, which showed a rise.

However, those disappointments followed on from two more serious ones on Tuesday. First, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF's) announced that it was downgrading its forecast for the American economy owing to the strength of the dollar. In January, IMF was anticipating GDP growth of 3.6 percent in 2015, but that forecast has now been revised, down to 3.3 percent. At the same time, the IMF raised its outlook for both Japan and Europe. Bad domestic economic news tends to exert an upward pressure on mortgage rates because it pushes investors away from the home loans market and toward U.S. Treasury bonds -- on the not wholly unreasonable grounds the American government is less likely to lose its job and default than individual consumers.

The second of Tuesday's upsets was the latest BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey, which suggested, "European equities retain much of their allure," and "Japan also remains in favor." This vote of confidence in those foreign economies -- along with the IMF's -- suggests the American home loans market is increasingly going to have to compete globally to attract investors' funds, something else that could yield mortgage rate rises.

A glimmer of hope emerged Wednesday when the Mortgage Bankers Association published its weekly survey. It revealed a fall of 2.3 percent in mortgage loan application volume during the seven days ending April 10, relieving some upward pressure on rates through the law of supply and demand.

It's worth noting that many believe recent bad economic data have been largely caused by exceptional factors (not least the bad weather in March), and that the underlying economy is continuing to recover well, though the strong dollar is worrying. Few expect significant or rapid changes in mortgage rates within the scope of these rate lock recommendations.

Indeed, yesterday's weekly mortgage rate update from Freddie Mac revealed that fixed-rate home loans hardly moved last week, with a rise of just 1 basis point, the smallest measurable amount.

What Does it Mean to "Lock" Your Mortgage?

"Locking" your mortgage means that you and your lender have agreed on an interest rate and price for your home loan. Once your loan is locked, that's the rate and price you get, regardless of what happens in the financial markets. If rates go up, you're protected but if rates go down, you won't benefit either -- you close your loan at the rate you've locked and you can’t change it. Locks have expiration dates ranging from 30 to 60 days or more, and the longer your lock period, the more it costs. If you don't close your loan on time, you could end up paying a higher interest rate.

When Should You Lock?

You can lock in your loan at any time during the process. Until you lock your interest rate, you are said to be "floating" your mortgage. The only rule is that you have to lock in before you can close on your purchase or refinance.

The decision to lock or float your loan can have a long term impact so it’s important you make the right choice. That’s why we offer a quick rundown of the key factors that drive mortgage rates today and everything you need to know.

Mortgage Rates by State

Mortgage rates can vary a lot between lenders on any given day. So, if you only get one mortgage quote, you won't have any idea if there's a better deal out there. That's why the best way to get a mortgage rate it to request quotes from multiple lenders and compare interest rates, loan terms and closing costs. It puts you on in charge and keeps the banks competing to get you the best rate possible. Remember, even .1 percent can amount to thousands of dollars over the course of a loan. Make sure you shop around!

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