Maryland Mortgage Rates

April 29, 2016 07:33 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
3.500%
Monthly Payment
$885
BNC National Bank
30 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
3.375%
APR
3.500%
Monthly Payment
$885
BNC National Bank
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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 $3,089
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,089
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
BNC National Bank
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About the Lender

NMLS 418467BNC National Bank offers the security of a large organization while retaining the approachability and agility of a neighborhood bank. We offer Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA Rural Development and small farm loans at some of the most competitive rates in the industry!
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Lender Reviews

Great mortgage group

Yes, I recommend this lender

Professional and personal

By: Ronald (Santa Maria, CA)

Great VA Refinance Experience.

Yes, I recommend this lender

Best rate on a VA Refinance anywhere, excellent customer service, and they came to the house for the closing. 25 days from start to finish and 30 minutes for the closing. Can't beat it.

By: Sheri (Bristow, VA)

Dropped the Ball

We reached out to BNC to buy our first home. They were great and quick to respond at first. Once we started the loan process with them it was like radio silence. We couldn't get anyone at the office to answer phone calls or emails. They dropped the ball on our contractual deadlines even though they received the ratified contract the day we got it. We had 21 business days to get an appraisal done and our financial commitment but 4 business days before it was due they still had not started working on it. They were rude to my husband and I when we pointed out their mistake. We decided to switch lenders immediately after this. We just hope we don't loose our dream house due to their negligence.

By: Ellene (Alexandria, VA)
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SmartPath Mortgage
30 Year Fixed (FHA)
Interest Rate
3.000%
APR
3.939%
Monthly Payment
$978
(844) 311-2605 Contact
SmartPath Mortgage
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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 $844
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $134
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $978
Lender Fees $5,467
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $5,467
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
SmartPath Mortgage
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About the Lender

Smartpath Mortgage is a dba of Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group.  Atlantic Bay is a Ginnie Mae and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Direct Seller/Servicer. Atlantic Bay also has FHA Direct Endorsement authority and is a VA lender for residential mortgages. We have every authority that big banks and other lenders have, without the limits they have. In addition, FHA as an automatic insuring authority, meaning that we do not need to go to FHA for approvals, delegate us. To date we have helped over 70,000 borrowers, some more than once. We are also a partner in the community, giving over $2 million to charities and participating in events that promote the passions of our customers, employees, and neighbors.
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Lender Reviews

Great Experience!

Yes, I recommend this lender

This was by far the easiest mortgage I have ever done. I've refinanced about 3 times in the last 7 or so years and this was the best experience by far. Easy to deal with and they closed in my home. I would recommend them every time!

By: Michelle (Charleston, SC)

Bought a house

Yes, I recommend this lender

I have been working with Atlantic Bay for a bit now. They had my loan underwriten before I found a house to make sure there wasn't any problems once we found one. Their responsiveness has been wonderful and the rate was one of the lowest I found. I would recommend them to anyone.

By: Kim (Charlotte, NC)

Excellent Job

Yes, I recommend this lender

This is the second loan I have closed with these guys. Both have been really easy experiences. The online process was really straightforward and their rate was one of the lowest I've found both times.

By: Richard (Matthews, NC)
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15 Year Fixed

Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.768%
Monthly Payment
$1,334
BNC National Bank
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.768%
Monthly Payment
$1,334
BNC National Bank
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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 $1,334
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,334
Lender Fees $3,737
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,737
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
BNC National Bank
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About the Lender

NMLS 418467BNC National Bank offers the security of a large organization while retaining the approachability and agility of a neighborhood bank. We offer Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA Rural Development and small farm loans at some of the most competitive rates in the industry!
BNC National Bank
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Lender Reviews

Great mortgage group

Yes, I recommend this lender

Professional and personal

By: Ronald (Santa Maria, CA)

Great VA Refinance Experience.

Yes, I recommend this lender

Best rate on a VA Refinance anywhere, excellent customer service, and they came to the house for the closing. 25 days from start to finish and 30 minutes for the closing. Can't beat it.

By: Sheri (Bristow, VA)

Dropped the Ball

We reached out to BNC to buy our first home. They were great and quick to respond at first. Once we started the loan process with them it was like radio silence. We couldn't get anyone at the office to answer phone calls or emails. They dropped the ball on our contractual deadlines even though they received the ratified contract the day we got it. We had 21 business days to get an appraisal done and our financial commitment but 4 business days before it was due they still had not started working on it. They were rude to my husband and I when we pointed out their mistake. We decided to switch lenders immediately after this. We just hope we don't loose our dream house due to their negligence.

By: Ellene (Alexandria, VA)
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5/1 ARM

Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
3.361%
Monthly Payment
$791
BNC National Bank
5/1 ARM
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
3.361%
Monthly Payment
$791
BNC National Bank
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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 $791
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $791
Lender Fees $3,821
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,821
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
BNC National Bank
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About the Lender

NMLS 418467BNC National Bank offers the security of a large organization while retaining the approachability and agility of a neighborhood bank. We offer Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA Rural Development and small farm loans at some of the most competitive rates in the industry!
BNC National Bank
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Lender Reviews

Great mortgage group

Yes, I recommend this lender

Professional and personal

By: Ronald (Santa Maria, CA)

Great VA Refinance Experience.

Yes, I recommend this lender

Best rate on a VA Refinance anywhere, excellent customer service, and they came to the house for the closing. 25 days from start to finish and 30 minutes for the closing. Can't beat it.

By: Sheri (Bristow, VA)

Dropped the Ball

We reached out to BNC to buy our first home. They were great and quick to respond at first. Once we started the loan process with them it was like radio silence. We couldn't get anyone at the office to answer phone calls or emails. They dropped the ball on our contractual deadlines even though they received the ratified contract the day we got it. We had 21 business days to get an appraisal done and our financial commitment but 4 business days before it was due they still had not started working on it. They were rude to my husband and I when we pointed out their mistake. We decided to switch lenders immediately after this. We just hope we don't loose our dream house due to their negligence.

By: Ellene (Alexandria, VA)
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Sebonic Financial
5/1 ARM
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
3.398%
Monthly Payment
$804
(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 $804
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $804
Lender Fees $3,834
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,834
*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.

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Lender Reviews

Very Impressed

Yes, I recommend this lender

Requesting a loan with Sebonic was a very satisfying experience. I was contacted promptly and professionally, and the loan originator, Scott Galbraith, was very professional and friendly. Although I decided to not complete the loan, Sebonic did offer the best rates I saw out there, and provided a very professional service. I would recommend Sebonic for anyone seeking a mortgage.

By: Daniel (Boca Raton, FL)

Great rate, quick and easy close

Yes, I recommend this lender

I recently utilized Sebonic/Cardinal to close a no cash out Refinance. It was an extremely smooth process and I received a clear to close less than 2 weeks after my initial call in. It was very refreshing because I had originally been working with the old servicer (not Sebonic) of my loan and it was a painful process working with them. Then I went to two well-known online lenders (also not Sebonic) and the first kept adding new, unnecessary, conditions as the other conditions were cleared and kept delaying the clear to close. Full disclosure - In a previous life, I was a mortgage underwriter/AE for a number of years so I have background experience. The loan officer at the second lender played games right off the bat so I was done with them. He told me on the phone that I would be bringing nothing to the table. When I saw the Loan Estimate Disclosure, he had raised my loan amount and rolled higher closing costs (large origination) into the loan. Then, thankfully I found Sebonic through a Google search. I called and spoke with Kobie, my Loan Officer. He was very straight forward and up front regarding rates and fees and I felt comfortable with him on the phone, but I still wanted to see the Loan Estimate Disclosure. I received it and it matched what was said during our conversation. Fees were very reasonable, so much so that I was able to buy down the rate even more. I received the conditions list the next business day and the loan processor contacted me to set up a phone call to review and answer any questions I may have. I submitted all conditions online (relatively user friendly interface). There were some disclosures that needed to be signed/scanned as well. Communication via phone and email was very efficient. My loan processor Jervay was almost always available via phone, and if I left a message, he responded back promptly. Email replies were also prompt. I received a clear to close less than 2 weeks after my original conversation with the loan officer. I had been a tad worried with the 30 day lock, but obviously Sebonic knew that they can turn around some loans very efficiently. Also, everyone I was in contact with was very pleasant. I never felt like I was being pushed or ignored which I had experienced with the other lenders. Overall, A+ experience and I highly recommend.

By: RA (Chantilly, VA)

Sebonic was quick, inexpensive and easy

Yes, I recommend this lender

After receiving what I perceived as poor service at Quicken I walked away from them the week of the scheduled closing and went with Sebonic. As far as I am concerned it was a great decision as I closed quickly with a slightly better rate and lower closing costs. James Dawkins was assigned to push my loan through and he was very responsive and helpful. For the closing they sent a notary to my home and with a little help from James everything was done in about 45 minutes. This was probably about my 20th loan / refi and the first that was done almost entirely via the internet. The internet added a few twists to the process but overall it was painless.

By: Andrew (Pinehurst, NC)
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Maryland Loan Options and Mortgage Rates
The state of Maryland, nicknamed The Old Line State, sits atop the list of states with the highest median income, and has done so for several of the last few years. Because of this Mid-Atlantic state's proximity to our nation's capital, it has become the home of many politicians. Cities like Baltimore and Bethesda house government installations and enclaves for government workers. 

Millions of non-politicos also call Maryland their home, and enjoy access to affordable loan options at attractive MD mortgage rates. Among these are programs offered through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

Loan Programs and Down Payment Assistance for MD Residents
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has an innovative program to work with certain employers to match down payment funds for the borrower. Buyers get a "dollar-for-dollar" match, up to a certain limit, toward down payment and closing costs from these participating employers.  This program, entitled the "House Keys 4 Employees" comes in the form of a zero percent deferred loan that is repayable at the time of payoff or refinance, or upon the sale or transfer of the house.

Another program, The CDA Maryland Mortgage Program, provides low Maryland mortgage interest rates to eligible homebuyers with low-income to moderate-income households through private lending institutions state-wide. This program was developed mainly with first-time homebuyers in mind.

Other available programs are targeted toward seniors 55+, who need to renovate their principal residence. Loans for this group start at current MD home loan rates, or slightly below, and are based on certain eligibility criteria, including credit and family income levels.  They are setup as 30-year amortizing loans with a maximum loan to value ratio, combined with all other junior or senior loans.

Renovation Loans and Maryland Mortgage Rates
The Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program (MHRP) provides funds for owners to preserve and improve their single family homes. Available money can be used to bring properties that may have fallen into disrepair up to code.  

Applicants pay a low MD mortgage interest rate on the loan, and must pass eligibility requirements, including proving their ability to repay the loan over time. The amount of the home that can be financed is capped, and loans over a certain amount are considered to be in "second position."  

Once necessary safety and code repairs are made, the homeowner can use additional money to install other general improvements, including in the following areas:

• bathroom
• carpeting
• closet
• fences and landscaping
• kitchen
• other small additions.