The market is down. Where are mortgage rates?

Mortgage Rates over 6% | Mortgage Rate News

Mortgage rates trend upwards after market moves down

Mortgage rates have finally beat the June highs with the most recent 30-year fixed coming in at 6.30%*. Tuesday’s surprise inflation numbers shocked the bond market sending rates higher.

Before Tuesday, a number of economists were banking on a 75-basis points increase by the Federal Reserve next week. There’s been increased chatter of a possible 100-basis points increase to try and throttle back inflation.

Either way, definitely consider locking in a mortgage rate before next week. You can always refinance to a lower your rate in the future if rates come down.

Ever thought about buying mortgage points?

With mortgage rates now in the 6-percent range, you might want to consider buying mortgage points to lower your rate. Typically each point costs 1% of the loan and lowers your mortgage rate by .25%.

For example, if you wanted to borrow $400,000 at 6%, but you bought a mortgage point, you’d pay an extra $4,000 at closing and your mortgage rate would be lowered to 5.75%.

That means you’d paying a lower monthly mortgage payment. Make sure you run the numbers to see how long it will take for your monthly savings to cover the cost of the mortgage point. If you’re planning on staying in your home for a while, it might make a lot of financial sense. If you know you’re moving in a couple years, maybe not.

First-time homebuyers guide: part 14

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in 10 minutes?

The pre-approval process is lightning fast, and can be completed
in under 10 minutes. Grab a few important documents to get started.
  1. Tax Returns
  2. Copies of W-2s (or 1099s for independent contractors,
    freelancers and the self-employed)
  3. A payroll stub
  4. A bank statement
  5. Loan obligation info (student loans,
    auto loans and credit cards)

* National average rates as of 9/1 are not advertised rates from Guaranteed Rate and are used for informational purposes only.

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