Today's 15- and 10-year mortgage rates continue to offer best opportunity for interest savings | Feb. 7, 2023
As rates for longer terms rise, borrowers who can swing a larger monthly mortgage payment will find greater interest savings with a shorter-term mortgage
Based on data compiled by Credible, mortgage rates for home purchases have risen for two key terms and held steady for two other terms since yesterday.
- 30-year fixed mortgage rates: 7.000%, up from 6.875%, +0.125
- 20-year fixed mortgage rates: 7.125%, up from 7.000%, +0.125
- 15-year fixed mortgage rates: 6.500%, unchanged
- 10-year fixed mortgage rates: 6.500%, unchanged
Rates last updated on Feb. 7, 2023. These rates are based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates may vary. Credible, a personal finance marketplace, has 5,000+ Trustpilot reviews with an average star rating of 4.7 (out of a possible 5.0).
What this means: Rates for a 30-year mortgage climbed to 7% today, and 20-year rates also edged up. Meanwhile, rates for 10- and 15-year terms held steady. Borrowers who can manage a higher monthly mortgage payment stand to see greater interest savings with a 10- or 15-year term, which are currently the lowest available at 6.5%. Comparing rates from multiple lenders can help buyers find the best possible deal for their unique financial situation.
To find great mortgage rates, start by using Credible’s secured website, which can show you current mortgage rates from multiple lenders without affecting your credit score. You can also use Credible’s mortgage calculator to estimate your monthly mortgage payments.
Based on data compiled by Credible, mortgage refinance rates have risen for three key terms and fallen for one term since yesterday.
- 30-year fixed-rate refinance: 6.875%, up from 6.500%, +0.375
- 20-year fixed-rate refinance: 7.125%, up from 6.375%, +0.750
- 15-year fixed-rate refinance: 6.500%, up from 6.250%, +0.250
- 10-year fixed-rate refinance: 4.750%, down from 6.500%, -1.750
Rates last updated on Feb. 7, 2023. These rates are based on the assumptions shown here. Actual rates may vary. With 5,000 reviews, Credible maintains an "excellent" Trustpilot score.
What this means: Three key mortgage refinance rates surged today, with 20-year rates passing the 7% mark. Meanwhile, 10-year rates plummeted nearly two percentage points. With today’s rate changes, homeowners looking to refinance may want to consider a 10-year term. At 4.75%, this shorter repayment term offers the combination of a low interest rate and the opportunity to be mortgage-free sooner.
How mortgage rates have changed over time
Today’s mortgage interest rates are well below the highest annual average rate recorded by Freddie Mac — 16.63% in 1981. A year before the COVID-19 pandemic upended economies across the world, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for 2019 was 3.94%. The average rate for 2021 was 2.96%, the lowest annual average in 30 years.
The historic drop in interest rates means homeowners who have mortgages from 2019 and older could potentially realize significant interest savings by refinancing with one of today’s lower interest rates. When considering a mortgage refinance or purchase, it’s important to take into account closing costs such as appraisal, application, origination and attorney’s fees. These factors, in addition to the interest rate and loan amount, all contribute to the cost of a mortgage.
How Credible mortgage rates are calculated
Changing economic conditions, central bank policy decisions, investor sentiment and other factors influence the movement of mortgage rates. Credible average mortgage rates and mortgage refinance rates reported in this article are calculated based on information provided by partner lenders who pay compensation to Credible.
The rates assume a borrower has a 740 credit score and is borrowing a conventional loan for a single-family home that will be their primary residence. The rates also assume no (or very low) discount points and a down payment of 20%.
Credible mortgage rates reported here will only give you an idea of current average rates. The rate you actually receive can vary based on a number of factors.
What is a good mortgage rate?
Generally, a good mortgage rate is one that’s the lowest you can qualify for based on your individual factors, such as credit history, income, other debts, down payment amount and more.
A rate that’s good for your financial situation should result in a monthly mortgage payment that you can manage, while leaving plenty of room in your monthly budget to put toward savings, investments and an emergency fund. And a good rate should be competitive with average rates in the geographic area where you’re looking to buy.
If you’re trying to find the right mortgage rate, consider using Credible. You can use Credible's free online tool to easily compare multiple lenders and see prequalified rates in just a few minutes.
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