Alabama Mortgage Rates

May 5, 2016 09:45 PM Eastern

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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.

30 Year Fixed

Interest Rate
3.375%
APR
3.476%
Monthly Payment
$885
eRates Mortgage
30 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
3.375%
APR
3.476%
Monthly Payment
$885
(844) 334-6118 Contact
eRates Mortgage
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Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 45 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $885
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $885
Lender Fees $2,500
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,500
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
eRates Mortgage
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About the Lender

eRates Mortgage is a Direct Lender that has been delivering superior rates and exceptional customer services for over twenty years.  We have simplified mortgage shopping to make the process easy, transparent and hassle free.  By operating completely online, we pass our cost savings on to you, the consumer.  Contact us today for your free, no obligation rate quote.
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Lender Reviews

Huge Disappointment

Loan Officer was full of empty promises that sound fantastic. But where the rubber met the road they failed to execute. U/W asked for docs they didn't need, then asked for others 3x (no one knew why). Loan processor would send e-mails when we'd call for clarification (NEVER EVER called us back). The loan docs were late and wrong, cost us days - yes days - to fix it at our expense - think running around getting docs re-notarized, then Fedex'd, then, sent to find another error. When we approached management, we were assured it would be fixed the same day (we called at 10:30AM N Carolina) and it wasn't fixed. We were over 21 days late in closing/funding/recording. No one called to say, "wow - we really blew it - how can we make it up to you." I'd suggest you get an attorney and have them review everything and put cost protections in for your family or go to another company. I really wish I had used another company - the pain and aggravation are not worth whatever they offer you. It was too good to be true.

By: Mike (Palm Desert, CA)

They left us hanging on the day of closing

The Mortgage Originator was very approachable, and provided timely updates. No issues with him. The Sr Loan Processor was pretty good too, until the very last day of Closing. On the day of closing, the attorney office, and I, were waiting for the loan documents to be sent to the attorney, when she went quiet. No updates, no reply to phone calls - nothing. They left me hanging! The buyer was getting agitated, the attorney office could not extent their Closing time...we took a lot of heat from every direction - on top of the fact that we were not sure if something went with the loan. This happened on a Friday. And come Monday - still no updates on why the original Closing date was NOT honored - just our signature to extend the dates in the contract, and the documents were sent to attorney. Very very unprofessional of them to not keep me updated. I WILL NOT recommend them to a friend. The whole experience left a bitter taste at the end.

By: Anonymous (Cary, NC)

Best offer and superior services

Yes, I recommend this lender

I recently closed on a home purchase with eRates. I am still surprised by the rate and quality of service I received from the eRates. I initially started a loan application with another internet bank and was happy with the service I received from the mortgage banker. However, the APR stated in the true faith estimate was not consistent with what was initially discussed so I decided to switch banks. I started my loan application with Trevor with less than four weeks left prior to closing. My friends, real estate agent and even my attorney doubted that there is enough time to complete the mortgage process and advised me to push the closing date. When I spoke with Trevor Banville, he assured me that the process usually takes three weeks and I should be able to close without any problem. Amazingly, I got the credit approval from underwriter a day shy of one week with appraisal contingency. Once the appraisal was received, they were able to provide me with loan commitment letter within 24 hours. I am truly grateful to eRates, particularly Trevor and Linh Nguyen. I can’t say enough about the quality of service I received from Linh. Linh was always a phone call or an email away. He was swift with his responses no matter how late I emailed him. There was no question in my mind that Linh was my advocate. It was clearly evident that Linh knew the mortgage underwriting process well. He helped me gather all the necessary documents prior to submitting for underwriting. As such, there was very limited follow-up from the underwriter. I strongly recommend eRates. I am glad I did not pay close attention to the negative reviews and went with my intuition. Obviously, responsibilities do not rest with the mortgage company alone. As an applicant, you must stay on top of all the requests to make the process smooth. You can’t expect great service if you are not playing your part. By the way, not only did I receive superior services but I got great rate. When I mentioned the detail of the rate offer to the other mortgage companies I contacted, they were surprised about the deal and were not able to match the offer. Thank you Trevor, Linh and all the eRates personnel that made my dream a reality! I look forward to working with you in the future.

By: Abiscoa (Marlboro, NJ)
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Capital One
30 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
3.500%
APR
3.600%
Monthly Payment
$899
(844) 326-5399 Contact
Capital One
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Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 60 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $899
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $899
Lender Fees $2,475
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,475
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Capital One
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About the Lender

You can expect better with Capital One. Whether you need help with refinancing, a new home purchase, debt consolidation, or financing home improvements, your idea of better likely starts with savings - we maximize your savings with competitive rates and lower than average closing costs. But savings is only the start. We also strive to provide a better loan process - one that’s totally clear right from the start, with no hidden fees or unexpected surprises along the way. You can expect better service too - you’ll have a responsive team of dedicated mortgage specialists assigned and available to you every day, each member trained to anticipate and able to take care of all your needs.
Capital One
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Lender Reviews

Eugena Carpio review

Yes, I recommend this lender

They were bery good as aloan company keep lower rates and I was very satisfied

By: EugeneCarpio (Las Vegas, NV)

Review

Yes, I recommend this lender

Experienced and knowledgeable staff.

By: Cathleen (Santa Fe, NM)

Frustrating Loan Hub Experience

I tried using this lender in late 2015. It was a terrible experience. We struggled through this from August to October. I was told that the paperwork process would be easy as Capital One Home Loans uses online technology (Loan Hub) to communicate with the customer. I was told I could upload all of our required documents via a secure site. We tried on three different occasions to upload our documents, but only some of them appeared on the website. We were told that some documents were missing, even after we received confirmation that the documents were received. The online process was not being updated by the company, so we did not know at times where we were in the refi process. The initial customer rep took my preliminary info and then I was sent to another rep who rarely answered my emails or answered with no suggestions to help us. When I told him that the site would not let us upload documents or failed to show that our documents were uploaded, he told me to contact customer service. When I called the number he provided, the customer rep did not know what I was talking about and said he was not familiar with the new Capital One Home Loans website. I truly never had a more frustrating experience and I do not like to write negative reviews, but I must state my frustration with this company. We were made to feel as though once they had our business (we were submitting all required documents) that we were nothing to them. Because this company seemed to lack customer service and someone who could take the time to explain why the electronic document process was so tedious, I had to withdrawal my request for a refi.

By: Dave (Philadelphia, PA)
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15 Year Fixed

Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.715%
Monthly Payment
$1,334
eRates Mortgage
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.715%
Monthly Payment
$1,334
(844) 334-6118 Contact
eRates Mortgage
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 45 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $1,334
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,334
Lender Fees $3,000
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,000
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
eRates Mortgage
Email Lender

About the Lender

eRates Mortgage is a Direct Lender that has been delivering superior rates and exceptional customer services for over twenty years.  We have simplified mortgage shopping to make the process easy, transparent and hassle free.  By operating completely online, we pass our cost savings on to you, the consumer.  Contact us today for your free, no obligation rate quote.
eRates Mortgage
Email Lender Write a Review

Lender Reviews

Huge Disappointment

Loan Officer was full of empty promises that sound fantastic. But where the rubber met the road they failed to execute. U/W asked for docs they didn't need, then asked for others 3x (no one knew why). Loan processor would send e-mails when we'd call for clarification (NEVER EVER called us back). The loan docs were late and wrong, cost us days - yes days - to fix it at our expense - think running around getting docs re-notarized, then Fedex'd, then, sent to find another error. When we approached management, we were assured it would be fixed the same day (we called at 10:30AM N Carolina) and it wasn't fixed. We were over 21 days late in closing/funding/recording. No one called to say, "wow - we really blew it - how can we make it up to you." I'd suggest you get an attorney and have them review everything and put cost protections in for your family or go to another company. I really wish I had used another company - the pain and aggravation are not worth whatever they offer you. It was too good to be true.

By: Mike (Palm Desert, CA)

They left us hanging on the day of closing

The Mortgage Originator was very approachable, and provided timely updates. No issues with him. The Sr Loan Processor was pretty good too, until the very last day of Closing. On the day of closing, the attorney office, and I, were waiting for the loan documents to be sent to the attorney, when she went quiet. No updates, no reply to phone calls - nothing. They left me hanging! The buyer was getting agitated, the attorney office could not extent their Closing time...we took a lot of heat from every direction - on top of the fact that we were not sure if something went with the loan. This happened on a Friday. And come Monday - still no updates on why the original Closing date was NOT honored - just our signature to extend the dates in the contract, and the documents were sent to attorney. Very very unprofessional of them to not keep me updated. I WILL NOT recommend them to a friend. The whole experience left a bitter taste at the end.

By: Anonymous (Cary, NC)

Best offer and superior services

Yes, I recommend this lender

I recently closed on a home purchase with eRates. I am still surprised by the rate and quality of service I received from the eRates. I initially started a loan application with another internet bank and was happy with the service I received from the mortgage banker. However, the APR stated in the true faith estimate was not consistent with what was initially discussed so I decided to switch banks. I started my loan application with Trevor with less than four weeks left prior to closing. My friends, real estate agent and even my attorney doubted that there is enough time to complete the mortgage process and advised me to push the closing date. When I spoke with Trevor Banville, he assured me that the process usually takes three weeks and I should be able to close without any problem. Amazingly, I got the credit approval from underwriter a day shy of one week with appraisal contingency. Once the appraisal was received, they were able to provide me with loan commitment letter within 24 hours. I am truly grateful to eRates, particularly Trevor and Linh Nguyen. I can’t say enough about the quality of service I received from Linh. Linh was always a phone call or an email away. He was swift with his responses no matter how late I emailed him. There was no question in my mind that Linh was my advocate. It was clearly evident that Linh knew the mortgage underwriting process well. He helped me gather all the necessary documents prior to submitting for underwriting. As such, there was very limited follow-up from the underwriter. I strongly recommend eRates. I am glad I did not pay close attention to the negative reviews and went with my intuition. Obviously, responsibilities do not rest with the mortgage company alone. As an applicant, you must stay on top of all the requests to make the process smooth. You can’t expect great service if you are not playing your part. By the way, not only did I receive superior services but I got great rate. When I mentioned the detail of the rate offer to the other mortgage companies I contacted, they were surprised about the deal and were not able to match the offer. Thank you Trevor, Linh and all the eRates personnel that made my dream a reality! I look forward to working with you in the future.

By: Abiscoa (Marlboro, NJ)
See All Reviews

5/1 ARM

Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
3.346%
Monthly Payment
$804
Capital One
5/1 ARM
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
3.346%
Monthly Payment
$804
(844) 326-5399 Contact
Capital One
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 60 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $804
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $804
Lender Fees $2,725
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,725
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Capital One
Email Lender

About the Lender

You can expect better with Capital One. Whether you need help with refinancing, a new home purchase, debt consolidation, or financing home improvements, your idea of better likely starts with savings - we maximize your savings with competitive rates and lower than average closing costs. But savings is only the start. We also strive to provide a better loan process - one that’s totally clear right from the start, with no hidden fees or unexpected surprises along the way. You can expect better service too - you’ll have a responsive team of dedicated mortgage specialists assigned and available to you every day, each member trained to anticipate and able to take care of all your needs.
Capital One
Email Lender Write a Review

Lender Reviews

Eugena Carpio review

Yes, I recommend this lender

They were bery good as aloan company keep lower rates and I was very satisfied

By: EugeneCarpio (Las Vegas, NV)

Review

Yes, I recommend this lender

Experienced and knowledgeable staff.

By: Cathleen (Santa Fe, NM)

Frustrating Loan Hub Experience

I tried using this lender in late 2015. It was a terrible experience. We struggled through this from August to October. I was told that the paperwork process would be easy as Capital One Home Loans uses online technology (Loan Hub) to communicate with the customer. I was told I could upload all of our required documents via a secure site. We tried on three different occasions to upload our documents, but only some of them appeared on the website. We were told that some documents were missing, even after we received confirmation that the documents were received. The online process was not being updated by the company, so we did not know at times where we were in the refi process. The initial customer rep took my preliminary info and then I was sent to another rep who rarely answered my emails or answered with no suggestions to help us. When I told him that the site would not let us upload documents or failed to show that our documents were uploaded, he told me to contact customer service. When I called the number he provided, the customer rep did not know what I was talking about and said he was not familiar with the new Capital One Home Loans website. I truly never had a more frustrating experience and I do not like to write negative reviews, but I must state my frustration with this company. We were made to feel as though once they had our business (we were submitting all required documents) that we were nothing to them. Because this company seemed to lack customer service and someone who could take the time to explain why the electronic document process was so tedious, I had to withdrawal my request for a refi.

By: Dave (Philadelphia, PA)
See All Reviews
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If you’re looking for an Alabama mortgage, you’ve come to the right place! On this page, you’ll find local mortgage interest rates, Alabama-specific home buying and  mortgage information and useful links.

Alabama Mortgage Rates

Mortgage interest rates vary between states because of local economies, the amount of competition between lenders, and laws that affect lenders’ costs.

Alabama’s mortgage lenders are regulated by the State of Alabama Banking Department.

Buying a Home in Alabama

Alabama’s housing market is fairly stable but soft. Alabama homes are expected to appreciate by -2.46% to 1.83% in 2013. The housing market is considered  very affordable in Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city. With a median sales price of $130,000 and median household income of $57,100, nearly 83 percent of homes in Alabama are affordable to those earning the median income.

Home closing costs in Alabama are lower than average. Nationwide, the average closing costs for a $200,000 mortgage are $2,402. Alabama’s are $2,348, which  ranks it 33rd in the US.

Several agencies and programs provide homeownership assistance in Alabama. You can link to them from here.

  • Affordable Housing Programs
  • Housing Finance Authority   - low interest loans and down-payment assistance to low and moderate-income homebuyers.
  • Habitat for Humanity  - Habitat affiliates bring homeownership to very low income families.
  • USDA Rural Development  - programs that reduce the cost of homeownership for low and moderate-income families.

Alabama FHA Mortgages

FHA mortgage limits in Alabama are $271,050 for single family homes in all counties except in Daphne-Fairhope where the limit is higher, $285,000. Find FHA home loans by comparing quotes from HUD-approved FHA mortgage lenders.

VA Home Loans in Alabama

VA mortgage amounts are not limited by program guidelines. However, most lenders cap 100 percent financing at four times the amount of your VA guaranty. In  all Alabama locations, that maximum amount is $417,000. Find VA home loans by comparing quotes from multiple VA mortgage lenders.