Refinance Rates

July 21, 2017 02:38 AM 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.
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Refinance Rates

Compare current, customized mortgage refinance rates from our top-rated lenders. To start, simply enter in your type of loan, your home's current value, your current mortgage balance, your home typeand your credit score. LendingTree will allow you to comparison shop different interest rates and APRs, helping to save you the most money possible on your mortgage refinance.


Current Refinance Rates and Trends

Mortgage and refinance rates have been steadily declining over the past year. However, both Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac predict rate rises are on the horizon, making now one of the best times to refinance your mortgage and lock in a lower rate.

The last week of June 2016, 30-year fixed mortgage rates were 3.48%, according to Freddie Mac. That time last year, 30-year fixed mortgage rates were 4.06%. That's a decrease of 14%, but experts do not expect rates to continue falling. If you're in a position to refinance, now is a good time to act before rates start rising.


Other Refinance Resources

Refinance Payment Calculator

Use our Refinance Payment Calculator to see what your new mortgage payments will be if you refinanced. Then, head over to our refinance calculator for a complete analysis on how much money you could save over the life of your mortgage by refinancing.

Refinance Breakeven Calculator

Refinancing your mortgage is just like taking out any other loan-it's going to come with costs and fees associated with processing and closing the loan. Our Refinance Breakeven Calculator tells you exactly when you'll break-even on the cost of your mortgage refinance. In other words, it tells you when the savings from the refinance covers the cost of refinance.

Learn More About Mortgage Refinancing

There are many reasons why people choose to refinance their mortgage. Some want to lower their monthly payments, some want to take cash out of their home to pay for home improvements or other expenses (called a cash-out refinance), some want to switch from an adjustable-rate to a fixed-rate mortgage, and more. If your still having trouble deciding whether or not you should refinance your home check out our recent article, Should I Refinance my Home.