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What are today's average mortgage rates?

Average mortgage rates just edged higher yesterday. It's been nearly a week since we last saw one of those huge jumps or tumbles in those rates that have been a feature of the market recently.

First thing this morning, mortgage rates today looked likely to rise, perhaps appreciably. That's largely on the back of this morning's retail sales figures, which were much as expected. But note the possibility of that changing this afternoon (2 p.m. (ET)) when the Federal Reserve publishes a potentially highly influential document.

Current mortgage and refinance rates 

Program Mortgage Rate APR* Change
Conventional 30 year fixed
Conventional 30 year fixed 5.634% 5.667% +0.22%
Conventional 15 year fixed
Conventional 15 year fixed 5.19% 5.249% +0.17%
Conventional 20 year fixed
Conventional 20 year fixed 5.482% 5.537% +0.06%
Conventional 10 year fixed
Conventional 10 year fixed 5.128% 5.231% +0.14%
30 year fixed FHA
30 year fixed FHA 5.446% 6.174% -0.1%
15 year fixed FHA
15 year fixed FHA 5.342% 5.831% +0.07%
30 year fixed VA
30 year fixed VA 5.092% 5.31% -0.01%
15 year fixed VA
15 year fixed VA 5.532% 5.898% +0.23%
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What’s a mortgage rate?

A mortgage rate is the rate of interest charged by a mortgage lender. Mortgage rates can be either fixed (it stays the same for the term of the loan) or variable (the rate will adjust at some point during the term of the loan). Mortgage rates are determined by the lender and can vary depending on your unique situation — your credit score, loan term, and downpayment can all affect your mortgage rate.1

Why compare mortgage rates?

The more lenders you compare when shopping for mortgage rates, the more likely you are to get the lowest interest rate available for you. Getting a lower interest rate could save you hundreds of dollars over a year of mortgage payments — and thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. Yes, it definitely pays to shop around.2

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1. Source: Freddie Mac
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