California Mortgage Rates

March 31, 2015 05:41 AM Eastern

Refinance rates now in LOS ANGELES, CA [Change this]

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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 Rates as low as

Interest Rate
3.500%
APR
3.622%
Monthly Payment
$899
Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
3.500%
APR
3.622%
Monthly Payment
$899
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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 $899
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $899
Lender Fees $3,000
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,000
*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

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)

Quick to pull

Yes, I recommend this lender

I was looking for a VA specific refinance. There is a stipulation with VA loans I was unaware of that disqualified me for the program I was looking for. I presented all of my information and Woody and he told me to fill out a loan application. They ran my credit before looking to see if I qualified for the program I was applying for and he waited two days to respond to me after I asked him directly if my credit was run. When he did respond to one of my emails he was unapologetic and rude. UPDATE: This issue was escalated to Sebonic's parent company and they were very accommodating in finding a work around the issue that had us hung up.

By: UpsetVet (Eugene, OR)

Low rates, low closing costs

Yes, I recommend this lender

I chose to do our refinance with Sebonic because of the positive reviews on lendingtree, low interest rates and a lender credit that would reduce our closing costs. We began the process in mid-January and everything went smoothly in the beginning. I completed their online application, submitted our financial documentation (pay stubs, bank statements...) and we paid for and completed our appraisal. After Sebonic received our documentation and the appraisal, the process bogged down. I was told the underwriters were behind schedule about 3 or 5 days. I had to follow up several times with various people in different departments to find out the status of our refinance. It was difficult to know who to talk to about our loan status. Everyone I spoke to was friendly and professional. Our 30 day rate lock expired and was extended by 7 days for free. I contacted Sebonic and found out that the underwriter had completed a conditional approval. I spoke to our final processor who said that she was just waiting for some IRS tax transcripts. A few days later our extended rate lock was about to expire and to extend it for 7 more days we would have to pay $466. I had to reach out to the mortgage broker to confirm that we didn't have to pay this fee. This fee should have been waived automatically. Then we got an updated good faith estimate but lender credit ($480) was less than what was initially promised ($950). I again had to contact the mortgage broker to make sure we were getting the promised lender credit. We were finally able to close and we signed the closing papers 39 days after we started this process. We are happy with the interest rate, closing costs and lender credit. When I spoke to Sebonic everyone was professional and polite. I just wish that someone at Sebonic was staying on top of things and coordinating our loan rather than me following up several times to find out what was going on. I also wish they were more upfront about the delays.

By: srs570788 (Southern California)
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Capital One
Interest Rate
3.500%
APR
3.674%
Monthly Payment
$899
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 $4,262
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $4,262
*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.

15 Year Fixed Rates as low as

Interest Rate
2.875%
APR
3.041%
Monthly Payment
$1,370
Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
2.875%
APR
3.041%
Monthly Payment
$1,370
(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 $1,370
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,370
Lender Fees $2,302
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,302
*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

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)

Quick to pull

Yes, I recommend this lender

I was looking for a VA specific refinance. There is a stipulation with VA loans I was unaware of that disqualified me for the program I was looking for. I presented all of my information and Woody and he told me to fill out a loan application. They ran my credit before looking to see if I qualified for the program I was applying for and he waited two days to respond to me after I asked him directly if my credit was run. When he did respond to one of my emails he was unapologetic and rude. UPDATE: This issue was escalated to Sebonic's parent company and they were very accommodating in finding a work around the issue that had us hung up.

By: UpsetVet (Eugene, OR)

Low rates, low closing costs

Yes, I recommend this lender

I chose to do our refinance with Sebonic because of the positive reviews on lendingtree, low interest rates and a lender credit that would reduce our closing costs. We began the process in mid-January and everything went smoothly in the beginning. I completed their online application, submitted our financial documentation (pay stubs, bank statements...) and we paid for and completed our appraisal. After Sebonic received our documentation and the appraisal, the process bogged down. I was told the underwriters were behind schedule about 3 or 5 days. I had to follow up several times with various people in different departments to find out the status of our refinance. It was difficult to know who to talk to about our loan status. Everyone I spoke to was friendly and professional. Our 30 day rate lock expired and was extended by 7 days for free. I contacted Sebonic and found out that the underwriter had completed a conditional approval. I spoke to our final processor who said that she was just waiting for some IRS tax transcripts. A few days later our extended rate lock was about to expire and to extend it for 7 more days we would have to pay $466. I had to reach out to the mortgage broker to confirm that we didn't have to pay this fee. This fee should have been waived automatically. Then we got an updated good faith estimate but lender credit ($480) was less than what was initially promised ($950). I again had to contact the mortgage broker to make sure we were getting the promised lender credit. We were finally able to close and we signed the closing papers 39 days after we started this process. We are happy with the interest rate, closing costs and lender credit. When I spoke to Sebonic everyone was professional and polite. I just wish that someone at Sebonic was staying on top of things and coordinating our loan rather than me following up several times to find out what was going on. I also wish they were more upfront about the delays.

By: srs570788 (Southern California)
See All Reviews
Capital One
Interest Rate
2.875%
APR
3.129%
Monthly Payment
$1,370
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 $1,370
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,370
Lender Fees $3,512
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,512
*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.

5 Year ARM Rates as low as

Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.908%
Monthly Payment
$791
Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.908%
Monthly Payment
$791
(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 $791
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $791
Lender Fees $2,238
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,238
*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

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)

Quick to pull

Yes, I recommend this lender

I was looking for a VA specific refinance. There is a stipulation with VA loans I was unaware of that disqualified me for the program I was looking for. I presented all of my information and Woody and he told me to fill out a loan application. They ran my credit before looking to see if I qualified for the program I was applying for and he waited two days to respond to me after I asked him directly if my credit was run. When he did respond to one of my emails he was unapologetic and rude. UPDATE: This issue was escalated to Sebonic's parent company and they were very accommodating in finding a work around the issue that had us hung up.

By: UpsetVet (Eugene, OR)

Low rates, low closing costs

Yes, I recommend this lender

I chose to do our refinance with Sebonic because of the positive reviews on lendingtree, low interest rates and a lender credit that would reduce our closing costs. We began the process in mid-January and everything went smoothly in the beginning. I completed their online application, submitted our financial documentation (pay stubs, bank statements...) and we paid for and completed our appraisal. After Sebonic received our documentation and the appraisal, the process bogged down. I was told the underwriters were behind schedule about 3 or 5 days. I had to follow up several times with various people in different departments to find out the status of our refinance. It was difficult to know who to talk to about our loan status. Everyone I spoke to was friendly and professional. Our 30 day rate lock expired and was extended by 7 days for free. I contacted Sebonic and found out that the underwriter had completed a conditional approval. I spoke to our final processor who said that she was just waiting for some IRS tax transcripts. A few days later our extended rate lock was about to expire and to extend it for 7 more days we would have to pay $466. I had to reach out to the mortgage broker to confirm that we didn't have to pay this fee. This fee should have been waived automatically. Then we got an updated good faith estimate but lender credit ($480) was less than what was initially promised ($950). I again had to contact the mortgage broker to make sure we were getting the promised lender credit. We were finally able to close and we signed the closing papers 39 days after we started this process. We are happy with the interest rate, closing costs and lender credit. When I spoke to Sebonic everyone was professional and polite. I just wish that someone at Sebonic was staying on top of things and coordinating our loan rather than me following up several times to find out what was going on. I also wish they were more upfront about the delays.

By: srs570788 (Southern California)
See All Reviews
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California Mortgage Rates and Loan Options
California is the most populous state in the country, and it is also one of the largest in terms of land mass. Its entire western coast is bordered by the beautiful Pacific Ocean, providing a temperate climate year round for much of the southern part of the state.

Several areas in California have achieved global notoriety, including San Francisco, the financial hub of the West Coast; Napa Valley, home to one of the largest wine regions in the world; and of course Los Angeles and Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world.

Up and down the coast, residents of California enjoy nature's diversity, from arid desert landscapes to exclusive ocean enclaves, and lush farming regions to sprawling metropolises. Regardless of the area in which you choose to live, you'll find almost limitless possibilities for home choices, loans, and mortgage rates programs in California.

Special California Mortgage Rates, Loans and Down Payment Assistance
The California Housing Finance Authority makes available special programs for first time home buyers and those who have not had ownership interest in a home over the last 3 years.  Eligible applicants have to meet a threshold income level, a maximum loan amount, and a home sale price limit.  In some cases, the programs allow the borrower to:

• purchase a single family home, including a condo, PUD or manufactured home
• receive down payment assistance up to five percent of the purchase price of the home as a second mortgage
• obtain more than a 100 percent combined loan-to-value ratio

The California Department of Housing and Community Development offers more than 200 additional programs to homeowners and buyers including government subsidies, interest free loans, competitive current California mortgage rates, and grants.

Jumbo Loans and CA Mortgage Interest Rates
The FHA insures loans up to $417,000 through its lending partners. These are called conventional conforming loans. Many areas in California are high cost areas and have home values significantly above that threshold limit.  Buyers of these homes have to use financing options other than the FHA.  These loans are called jumbo loans, and are not typically insured through the FHA or other government-backed institutions.  Despite this fact, and because of their popularity, jumbo loans in California are still made available through hundreds of traditional banks and lending institutions. CA mortgage interest rates for jumbo loans vary greatly, so borrowers should shop around.

Due to higher loan values and higher loan payments, qualifying for these loans can be difficult.  Borrowers seeking a jumbo loan should contact their lender and request documentation sheets listing income and credit score requirements. To estimate your future jumbo loan payments, you can use one of many lendingtree.com mortgage calculator tools.