November 21, 2022—Mortgage Rates Hold Steady – Forbes Advisor

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Today, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 6.91%, according to Bankrate.com. On a 15-year fixed mortgage, the average rate is 6.22%. The average rate on a 30-year jumbo mortgage is 6.92%, and the average rate on a 5/1 ARM is 5.46%.

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Mortgage Rates for November 21, 2022

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates

Today’s average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage is 6.91%, the same as last week. In a 52-week span, the lowest rate was 6.13% while the highest was 7.41%.

The interest plus lender fees, called the annual percentage rate (APR), on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 6.92%.

To get an idea about how much you might pay in interest, consider that the current 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage of 6.91% on a $100,000 loan will cost $659 per month in principal and interest (taxes and fees not included), the Forbes Advisor mortgage calculator shows. The total amount you’ll pay in interest during the loan’s lifespan is $137,337.

15-Year Mortgage Rates

Today, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate is 6.22%, lower than it was at this time yesterday. Last week, it was 6.23%. Today’s rate is higher than the 52-week low of 5.34%.

The APR on a 15-year fixed is 6.25%. It was 6.26% this time last week.

A 15-year fixed-rate mortgage of $100,000 with today’s interest rate of 6.22% will cost $856 per month in principal and interest. Over the life of the loan, you would pay $54,042 in total interest.

Jumbo Mortgage Rates

On a 30-year jumbo, the average interest rate sits at 6.92%, higher than it was at this time last week. The average rate was 6.87% at this time last week. The 30-year fixed rate on a jumbo mortgage is currently higher than the 52-week low of 6.13%.

Borrowers with a 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage with today’s interest rate of 6.92% will pay $660 per month in principal and interest per $100,000. That means that on a $750,000 loan, the monthly principal and interest payment would be around $4,955, and you’d pay approximately $1,031,834 in total interest over the life of the loan.

5/1 ARM Rates

The average interest rate on a 5/1 ARM is 5.46%, higher than the 52-week low of 4.60%. Last week, the average rate was 5.60%.

Borrowers with a 5/1 ARM of $100,000 with today’s interest rate of 5.46% will pay $565 per month in principal and interest.

How Much House Can I Afford?

The amount of house you can afford depends on a number of factors, including your income and debt.

Here are a few basic factors that go into what you can afford:

  • Income
  • Debt
  • Debt-to-income ratio (DTI)
  • Down payment
  • Credit score

What’s an APR, and Why Is It Important?

The annual percentage rate (APR) represents a loan’s interest rate and fees, expressed as an annual cost over the life of the loan. It’s essentially the all-in cost of the loan.

The APR is a helpful number because it shows you the total cost of a mortgage if you keep it the entire term.

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