South Carolina Mortgage Rates

May 27, 2016 10:10 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
3.375%
APR
3.506%
Monthly Payment
$885
BNC National Bank
30 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
3.375%
APR
3.506%
Monthly Payment
$885
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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 $3,249
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,249
*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

Excellent Experience with Paul Clipston

Yes, I recommend this lender

Excellent and straightforward loan officer. Quickly put together the most competitive offer. Paul was extremely responsive and helpful during the process, but not at all pushy.

By: Greg (Lititz, PA)

Two thumbs up!

Yes, I recommend this lender

Linda Gieseke is the absolute best. I would highly recommend her. From the start of our loan application to close of escrow she was always available, more knowledgable than any loan officer I've worked with in the past 25 years on 12 home loans, always kept her word, and always followed through. Don't waste your time shopping around or utilizing anyone else.

By: Trish (North Las Vegas, NV)

Excellent service

Yes, I recommend this lender

BNC was extremely easy to work with. They allow you to upload your documents to a secure site and make it easy to use. They are definitely staying current and making the process very easy for their customers.

By: Christy (Scituate, MA)
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First Internet Bank
30 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
3.375%
APR
3.555%
Monthly Payment
$885
(855) 637-1962 Contact
First Internet 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 $4,423
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $4,423
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
First Internet Bank
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About the Lender

At First Internet Bank, we focus on helping our customers achieve their dreams of homeownership. We know that it is more than a house to you; it is where you raise your families, make lasting memories and build financial security. And we know that your family and home is unique and special, so we treat each and every application individually.
1. Your home loan experience – better, faster, easier – Our team has helped thousands of people like you afford the home of their dreams. You can rely on our deep knowledge and experience because our loan officers are seasoned professionals. They’re not sales people; they are “skilled mortgage advisors.” We take the time to explain each step to you – forms, paper work, the home appraisal and the final closing. First IB is there for you and will guide, support and advise you every step of the way.
2. Great rates and low fees – We know that once you find that perfect home in that perfect neighborhood, you’ll need a mortgage partner to help you design the perfect payment plan. First IB consistently delivers competitive mortgage rates to home owners across the nation. And unlike some lenders, we won’t just show you “some” of the fees, we show you everything. Put us to the test!
First Internet Bank
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Lender Reviews

Great Lender

Yes, I recommend this lender

First Internet was excepitional in every facet of our refiance. Our loan officer Scott was very efficent not pushy and lived up to his word 100%. I would not hesitate to refer them to any of my family or friends, from start to finish the process was very streamlined and professional. Their best atribute was complete honesty.

By: Clifford (Carleton, MI)

Higly recommended

Yes, I recommend this lender

They are very professional, and respond fast to my questions. Great rate and fee. Save me a lot on mortgage.

By: Ying (Wilmington, NC)

Quick Responders

Yes, I recommend this lender

Greg and his team were always quick to respond to my requests and answered every question with accuracy. Refinancing my home via email and online was easier than the times I've done it in person.

By: JJ (Eagle Mountain, UT)
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15 Year Fixed

Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
2.863%
Monthly Payment
$1,346
BNC National Bank
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
2.863%
Monthly Payment
$1,346
(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 $1,346
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,346
Lender Fees $3,303
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,303
*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

Excellent Experience with Paul Clipston

Yes, I recommend this lender

Excellent and straightforward loan officer. Quickly put together the most competitive offer. Paul was extremely responsive and helpful during the process, but not at all pushy.

By: Greg (Lititz, PA)

Two thumbs up!

Yes, I recommend this lender

Linda Gieseke is the absolute best. I would highly recommend her. From the start of our loan application to close of escrow she was always available, more knowledgable than any loan officer I've worked with in the past 25 years on 12 home loans, always kept her word, and always followed through. Don't waste your time shopping around or utilizing anyone else.

By: Trish (North Las Vegas, NV)

Excellent service

Yes, I recommend this lender

BNC was extremely easy to work with. They allow you to upload your documents to a secure site and make it easy to use. They are definitely staying current and making the process very easy for their customers.

By: Christy (Scituate, MA)
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First Internet Bank
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
2.899%
Monthly Payment
$1,346
(855) 637-1962 Contact
First Internet 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 $1,346
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,346
Lender Fees $3,809
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,809
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
First Internet Bank
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About the Lender

At First Internet Bank, we focus on helping our customers achieve their dreams of homeownership. We know that it is more than a house to you; it is where you raise your families, make lasting memories and build financial security. And we know that your family and home is unique and special, so we treat each and every application individually.
1. Your home loan experience – better, faster, easier – Our team has helped thousands of people like you afford the home of their dreams. You can rely on our deep knowledge and experience because our loan officers are seasoned professionals. They’re not sales people; they are “skilled mortgage advisors.” We take the time to explain each step to you – forms, paper work, the home appraisal and the final closing. First IB is there for you and will guide, support and advise you every step of the way.
2. Great rates and low fees – We know that once you find that perfect home in that perfect neighborhood, you’ll need a mortgage partner to help you design the perfect payment plan. First IB consistently delivers competitive mortgage rates to home owners across the nation. And unlike some lenders, we won’t just show you “some” of the fees, we show you everything. Put us to the test!
First Internet Bank
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Lender Reviews

Great Lender

Yes, I recommend this lender

First Internet was excepitional in every facet of our refiance. Our loan officer Scott was very efficent not pushy and lived up to his word 100%. I would not hesitate to refer them to any of my family or friends, from start to finish the process was very streamlined and professional. Their best atribute was complete honesty.

By: Clifford (Carleton, MI)

Higly recommended

Yes, I recommend this lender

They are very professional, and respond fast to my questions. Great rate and fee. Save me a lot on mortgage.

By: Ying (Wilmington, NC)

Quick Responders

Yes, I recommend this lender

Greg and his team were always quick to respond to my requests and answered every question with accuracy. Refinancing my home via email and online was easier than the times I've done it in person.

By: JJ (Eagle Mountain, UT)
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SmartPath Mortgage
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
2.908%
Monthly Payment
$1,346
(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 $1,346
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,346
Lender Fees $3,925
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,925
*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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5/1 ARM

Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
3.407%
Monthly Payment
$791
BNC National Bank
5/1 ARM
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
3.407%
Monthly Payment
$791
(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 $791
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $791
Lender Fees $3,875
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,875
*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

Excellent Experience with Paul Clipston

Yes, I recommend this lender

Excellent and straightforward loan officer. Quickly put together the most competitive offer. Paul was extremely responsive and helpful during the process, but not at all pushy.

By: Greg (Lititz, PA)

Two thumbs up!

Yes, I recommend this lender

Linda Gieseke is the absolute best. I would highly recommend her. From the start of our loan application to close of escrow she was always available, more knowledgable than any loan officer I've worked with in the past 25 years on 12 home loans, always kept her word, and always followed through. Don't waste your time shopping around or utilizing anyone else.

By: Trish (North Las Vegas, NV)

Excellent service

Yes, I recommend this lender

BNC was extremely easy to work with. They allow you to upload your documents to a secure site and make it easy to use. They are definitely staying current and making the process very easy for their customers.

By: Christy (Scituate, MA)
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Capital One
5/1 ARM
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
3.406%
Monthly Payment
$804
(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 $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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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.