South Carolina Mortgage Rates

May 6, 2016 10:58 AM Eastern

Refinance rates now in COLUMBIA, SC [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

Interest Rate
3.250%
APR
3.386%
Monthly Payment
$871
BNC National Bank
30 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
3.250%
APR
3.386%
Monthly Payment
$871
(855) 782-2865 Contact
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 $871
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $871
Lender Fees $3,385
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,385
*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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Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
30 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
3.375%
APR
3.444%
Monthly Payment
$885
(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 $885
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $885
Lender Fees $1,724
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $1,724
*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

Timely and professional

Yes, I recommend this lender

The process with Consumer Direct was pleasant and timely. Everything was laid out well and they had the best rate available for a 20 year refi. We are very happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.

By: Stephanie (Post Falls, ID)

A Pleasant Experience

Yes, I recommend this lender

Although I'd initially dreaded the refinancing process and all that goes along with it (mainly gathering and submitting paperwork), I quickly found that Patrick Moore and his team are on top of the process. All my questions were timely answered, and submitting requested documents was super-easy via their online portal. Turns out, it was a pain-free, pleasant experience! I'll refer friends and family to Patrick and his team -- for sure.

By: Donna (Atlanta, GA)

excellent

Yes, I recommend this lender

Wonderful experience. Very impressed on how responsive Gigi and all staff was to help me. Thank you so much.

By: Anne (Norwalk, CT)
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15 Year Fixed

Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.703%
Monthly Payment
$1,334
BNC National Bank
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.703%
Monthly Payment
$1,334
(855) 782-2865 Contact
BNC National Bank
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 $1,334
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,334
Lender Fees $2,839
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,839
*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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Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.707%
Monthly Payment
$1,334
(855) 997-1825 Contact
Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
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 $1,334
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,334
Lender Fees $2,892
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,892
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
Email Lender

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
Email Lender Write a Review

Lender Reviews

Timely and professional

Yes, I recommend this lender

The process with Consumer Direct was pleasant and timely. Everything was laid out well and they had the best rate available for a 20 year refi. We are very happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.

By: Stephanie (Post Falls, ID)

A Pleasant Experience

Yes, I recommend this lender

Although I'd initially dreaded the refinancing process and all that goes along with it (mainly gathering and submitting paperwork), I quickly found that Patrick Moore and his team are on top of the process. All my questions were timely answered, and submitting requested documents was super-easy via their online portal. Turns out, it was a pain-free, pleasant experience! I'll refer friends and family to Patrick and his team -- for sure.

By: Donna (Atlanta, GA)

excellent

Yes, I recommend this lender

Wonderful experience. Very impressed on how responsive Gigi and all staff was to help me. Thank you so much.

By: Anne (Norwalk, CT)
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eRates Mortgage
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.715%
Monthly Payment
$1,334
(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 $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
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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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5/1 ARM

Interest Rate
2.375%
APR
3.319%
Monthly Payment
$778
BNC National Bank
5/1 ARM
Interest Rate
2.375%
APR
3.319%
Monthly Payment
$778
(855) 782-2865 Contact
BNC National Bank
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 $3,861
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,861
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
BNC National Bank
Email Lender

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
Email Lender Write a Review

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)
See All Reviews
Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
5/1 ARM
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
3.310%
Monthly Payment
$791
(855) 997-1825 Contact
Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
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 $2,742
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,742
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Consumer Direct Mortgage, a division of FirstBank
Email Lender

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
Email Lender Write a Review

Lender Reviews

Timely and professional

Yes, I recommend this lender

The process with Consumer Direct was pleasant and timely. Everything was laid out well and they had the best rate available for a 20 year refi. We are very happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.

By: Stephanie (Post Falls, ID)

A Pleasant Experience

Yes, I recommend this lender

Although I'd initially dreaded the refinancing process and all that goes along with it (mainly gathering and submitting paperwork), I quickly found that Patrick Moore and his team are on top of the process. All my questions were timely answered, and submitting requested documents was super-easy via their online portal. Turns out, it was a pain-free, pleasant experience! I'll refer friends and family to Patrick and his team -- for sure.

By: Donna (Atlanta, GA)

excellent

Yes, I recommend this lender

Wonderful experience. Very impressed on how responsive Gigi and all staff was to help me. Thank you so much.

By: Anne (Norwalk, CT)
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South Carolina Mortgage Rates and Your Path to Owning a Home

South Carolina is one of the most popular locations to live on the East Coast. It’s metropolitan without being overwhelmingly populated, and the natural beauty of the state can’t be beat. From the inviting Atlantic coast to the mountainous Blue Ridge Region, South Carolina has something for everyone.

Although current South Carolina mortgage rates change based on various factors, there are many programs available for SC residents who want to purchase a home. The vast majority of these programs are available through the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SCSHFDA), which offers residents access to loan programs with low mortgage interest rates.

Low SC Mortgage Interest Rates in Conforming Mortgages

South Carolina residents can take advantage of the best SC mortgage interest rates with a conforming mortgage. A conforming mortgage is delivered through conventional lenders and backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, so there are several criteria that participants must meet in order to qualify. However, the benefit to these conforming mortgages is that the interest rates are lower than current SC mortgage rates.

There is a maximum loan amount for conforming loans, which is set on a yearly basis in response to the region's median homes values. Your lender or broker should be able to discuss these limits with you, as well as the qualifications that must be met for approval.

First Time Homebuyers and SC Mortgage Interest Rates

First time homebuyers can benefit from low South Carolina mortgage rates as long as they haven’t owned a home within the last three years. They also must meet specific income and credit guidelines. The first time homebuyers program through the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority is available in two different categories – Non-Targeted counties and Targeted counties.

Besides these location-based differentiations, the program is also separated into three different categories based on the median income of the applicants. The categories are "above 80 percent of Median Income," "50.01 to 80 percent of Median Income" and "50 percent of Median Income", each with different down payment and mortgage interest rates. Your lender or the SCSHFDA will be able to help you determine into which category you fall.

Current South Carolina Mortgage Interest Rates for Second Mortgages

Second mortgages can be obtained with current SC mortgage interest rates if you need to borrow more money if you are unable to refinance due to a decrease in the value of your home. Second mortgages in South Carolina can be obtained with two different programs.

The first is a variable-rate home equity line of credit (HELOC). A HELOC works like a revolving credit card account. The second option is a fixed-rate home equity line, which functions like a regular debt that is paid off with specific payments each month. Both of these options will let you use the equity in your home and take advantage of current home loan rates.