Skip to content

Refinance rates dip for Tuesday

July 24, 2017
by admin

bbernard/Shutterstock

Multiple benchmark refinance rates decreased today.

The average rates for 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed refinances both tapered off. Meanwhile, the average rate on 10-year fixed refis also declined.

Refinancing rates are constantly changing, but they remain much lower overall than they were before the Great Recession. If you’re in the market to refinance, it may make sense to lock if you see a rate you like.

Compare refinancing rates in your area now.

30-year fixed refinance

The average 30-year fixed-refinance rate is 3.79 percent, down 7 basis points over the last week. A month ago, the average rate on a 30-year fixed refinance was unchanged, at 3.79 percent.

At the current average rate, you’ll pay $465.39 per month in principal and interest for every $100,000 you borrow. Compared with last week, that’s $3.99 lower.

You can use Bankrate’s mortgage calculator to figure out your monthly payments and find out how much you’ll save by adding extra payments. It will also help you calculate how much interest you’ll pay over the life of the loan.

15-year fixed refinance

The 15-year fixed refi average rate is now 2.99 percent, down 8 basis points over the last seven days.

Monthly payments on a 15-year fixed refinance at that rate will cost around $691 per $100,000 borrowed. The bigger payment may be a little harder to find room for in your monthly budget than a 30-year mortgage payment would, but it comes with some big advantages: You’ll come out thousands of dollars ahead over the life of the loan in total interest paid and build equity much faster.

10-year fixed refinance

The average rate for a 10-year fixed-refinance loan is 2.94 percent, down 7 basis points over the last week.

Monthly payments on a 10-year fixed-rate refi at 2.94 percent would cost $966.07 per month for every $100,000 you borrow. As you can see, the hefty savings in interest costs you’ll reap with that short 10-year term comes with the downside of a much larger monthly payment.

Where rates are headed

To see where Bankrate’s panel of experts expect rates to go from here, check out our Rate Trend Index.

Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates.

Average mortgage rates
Product Rate Change Last week
30-year fixed refi 3.79% 0.07 3.86%
15-year fixed refi 2.99% 0.08 3.07%
10-year fixed refi 2.94% 0.07 3.01%
Last updated July 24, 2017.

Methodology: The rates you see above are Bankrate.com Site Averages. These calculations are run after the close of the previous business day and include rates and/or yields we have collected that day for a specific banking product. Bankrate.com site averages tend to be volatile — they help consumers see the movement of rates day to day. The institutions included in the “Bankrate.com Site Average” tables will be different from one day to the next, depending on which institutions’ rates we gather on a particular day for presentation on the site.

To learn more about the different rate averages Bankrate publishes, see “Understanding Bankrate’s Rate Averages.”

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

Comment validation by @