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Fixed Mortgage Refinance Rates

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Fixed Mortgage Refinance Rates
Interest Rate Annual Percentage Rate Points Monthly Principal & Interest Payment per $100,000 borrowed

30 Year1

6.875%

7.075%

2.000%

$656.932

15 Year1

6.750%

6.911%

1.000%

$884.912

Rates as of 04/19/2024 and can change without notice. Rate is based on a 60-day lock.

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  • Start your application from the comfort of home
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When you first click to apply, you'll need to create an account. Once you've created your account, you can begin your application. You can save your information and come back at any time to resume your application, provide follow up information and sign documents. 

What you'll need initially:

  • Pay stubs for most recent 30-day period.
  • W-2s for the last 2 years.
  • Tax returns for the last 2 years.
  • Bank statements for most recent 2-month period or quarter.

Rate-and-term vs. cash-out refinancing

A cash out refinance lets you get a new mortgage for more than your current mortgage balance—based on the additional equity you've built up in your home since buying it. You pay off your existing mortgage, and are then able to use the extra money for whatever you'd like—home renovations, debt consolidation, medical bills, educational expenses, etc.

With a rate and term refinance, you pay off the balance of your mortgage with a new one that has a lower interest rate. In the process, you might also want to change the loan term, which is the number of years it will take to repay your loan. The main reason you might want to do this is to save money—either in the short-term, the long-term.

See our Insights article Refinancing 101: What are my options?

Calculating your refinancing break-even point

One way to decide if you should refinance your mortgage is to calculate how long it will take you to reach your break-even point, meaning the point at which the amount of your refinance savings equals the amount it cost you to refinance.

To calculate your break-even point, you'll need to answer three questions:

  • How much is my current payment?
  • How much will my new payment be?
  • How much will it cost to refinance my mortgage?

Once you have these numbers (even just an estimate is a good starting point), simply divide the cost of refinancing by the difference between your old monthly payment and your new monthly payment. The answer will help you decide whether refinancing fits your overall plans and goals.

See our Insights article Refinancing 101: Should I refinance?

Understanding mortgage rates and points

With fixed-rate mortgages, the interest rate, and thus the monthly payment, is set at the time you take out the mortgage, and both remain constant throughout the course of your loan.

Adjustable-rate mortgages (or ARMs) usually have lower starting interest rates, compared with fixed-rate mortgages. However, with an adjustable-rate mortgage, your interest rate—and monthly payments—can change as interest rates fluctuate.

See our Insights article Adjustable-Rate or Fixed-Rate: Which Type of Mortgage is Right for You?

Mortgage points, sometimes known as discount fees or “paying down the rate,” are fees you pay your mortgage lender up front in exchange for a lower interest rate on your new mortgage. Paying points to your lender now allows you to pay less interest on your loan over time.

How to use a HELOC to refinance

Traditionally, homeowners use home equity lines of credits, or HELOCs, for home improvement projects, debt consolidation and to cover educational costs such as school tuition. But another smart use of a HELOC can be to pay off the remaining balance of your existing mortgage.

Even though you're taking out a line of credit rather than another closed-end mortgage, you can benefit from many of the same features a conventional refinance would offer, including:

  • Interest rates that are competitive with current mortgage rates.
  • Lower closing costs than a typical mortgage refinance.
  • Repayment terms that are more convenient for your goals and budget—anywhere from 3, 5 or 7 years up to 15, 20 or 30 years.
  • The ability to access cash by applying and qualifying for a HELOC larger than the remaining balance on your mortgage.

Read our article How to save money on your mortgage refinance

6 Big Benefits to Refinancing Your Mortgage

The Complete Guide to Refinancing a Home in Hawaii

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