Iowa Mortgage Rates

May 24, 2016 01:36 PM Eastern

Refinance rates now in DES MOINES, IA [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.

5/1 ARM

Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
3.406%
Monthly Payment
$804
Capital One
5/1 ARM
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
3.406%
Monthly Payment
$804
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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 $804
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $804
Lender Fees $2,975
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,975
*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.
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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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Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
5/1 ARM
Interest Rate
2.750%
APR
3.426%
Monthly Payment
$817
(855) 997-1825 Contact
Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
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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 $817
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $817
Lender Fees $2,570
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,570
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
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About the Lender

At Consumer Direct Mortgage, we know that each customer has specific needs, so we strive to meet those specific needs with a wide array of products, investment tools, mortgages and best of all quality service and individual attention. You are our priority and we know that superior service, delivering what was offered, coupled with the lowest overall cost is the way to keep you as a customer for life. In a lending environment where everyone is offering the same core products and programs, we know that we have to separate ourselves with an unwavering commitment to services and delivering the lowest overall total cost to close every day. Our sales and operations team is comprised of veteran Mortgage Professionals that are committed to this philosophy and understand what it takes to get the job done on time and at the agreed upon terms and conditions presented.
Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
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Lender Reviews

Consumer Direct Mortgage review

Yes, I recommend this lender

Best financing experience ever! My compliments to three individuals in particular, Stephen Spivey, Kimberly Sourant and Magen Dwojak. I could not be more pleased with the level of professionalism and promptness displayed by these individuals and their whole team. Great Product, great interest rate and great people!

By: Rick (Eureka, MO)

Happy with my Refinance

Yes, I recommend this lender

I was in need of a mortgage refinance and went on line to Lending Tree in order to get responses from multiple mortgage companies. ConsumerDirect Mortgage was one of the respondents. They had the most competitive rates and their closing cost were better than most as well. They were an excellent team of mortgage professionals led by Bill Hutto. if I am ever in need of another mortgage in the future I will certainly contact ConsumerDirect.

By: Bryan (Conway, SC)

Easiest Mortgage Ever

Yes, I recommend this lender

I worked with Phil Blasi Nate Piccone and Kate Janousek. Phil was invaluable with all the help he gave me. He was available day or night and encouraged questions and contact. I felt like he was there for me. Nate helped to complete all the docs and make sure the package was complete before it went to closing and was also available whenever needed, day or night. Kate handled the final wrap up and closing and wrapped it up quickly. The money was available immediately after the closing papers were faxed in and my lawyer and title agent remarked that it was one of the easiest closings that they had done. All in all, it was the best mortgage experience out of the eight or more that I have done.

By: WilliamNash (Pompano Beach, FL)
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Buying a Home in Iowa

Unlike many parts of the country, Iowa home prices held fairly stable through the recession. Over the last 10 years they are up 21%. Prices are forecast to rise another 1.22% over the next 12 months, outperforming the housing market in other parts of the country.

The Housing Opportunity Index indicates that  92% of Iowa homes are affordable to median income households. Adding in closing costs on a $200,000 mortgage of $2,403—just about average for all states and the District of Columbia--buying a home in Iowa is very affordable.

For homebuyers who may need additional help with financing and down payments, Iowa offers state and regional programs that may be able to offer assistance. Here is a partial list:

FHA Mortgages

FHA mortgages allow homes to be purchased with just 3.5 percent down. FHA mortgage loan amounts are capped at $271,050 in all Iowa counties.

VA Home Loans

Eligible veterans buying in Iowa can borrow up to $417,000 with no down payment in all Iowa counties.