Mortgage Rates Fall Slightly From Last Week

November 9, 2011 (Shirley Allen)

Thirty-year fixed rate mortgages continued to fall this week after a significant decline last week, but interest rates on 15-year fixed rate mortgages and adjustable rate mortgages held steady throughout the week according to the data collected by LendingTree’s Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse.

The continuing unresolved debt crisis in Europe, first with Greece and now with Italy, has created turmoil in global markets which has resulted in market volatility. During times of uncertainty investors rush to the safety of Treasury bonds which usually results in lower yields bringing down mortgage interest rates as we saw back in the beginning of October and again last week.

Rates are likely to rebound like they did last month if progress towards a resolution appears to be in the making, but when they don’t, temporary downward spikes are likely to happen again.

Fixed Rate Mortgages as of November 8, 2011:

The average home loan rates offered for 30 year fixed rate mortgages decreased this week to 4.26 percent (4.53% APR). The average home loan rate offered last week was 4.30 percent.

The lowest mortgage rate offered for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage was 3.75 percent (3.88% APR), which is remained unchanged from the week before.

The average home loan rates offered for 15 year fixed rate mortgages remained unchanged from last week at 3.67 percent (4.13% APR).

The lowest mortgage rate offered for a 15 year fixed rate mortgage was 3.00 percent (3.23% APR), which was unchanged from the week before.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages as of November 8, 2011:

The average home loan rate offered for 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages remained unchanged from last week at 3.24 percent (3.66% APR).

The lowest mortgage rate offered for a 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage was 2.50 percent (3.03% APR), which was unchanged from the week before.

See how your state compares below by comparing mortgage data including a snapshot of the lowest 30-year fixed rates offered by lenders, average loan-to-value ratio and percentage of consumers with negative equity:

STATE-BY-STATE MORTGAGE DATA 11/8/11

*Updated Quarterly

STATE

LOWEST MORTGAGE RATE

LOAN-TO-VALUE RATIO*

NEGATIVE EQUITY*

US Average

3.75% (3.88% APR)

69.8%

33.5%

Alabama

3.75% (3.88% APR)

68.0%

29.5%

Alaska

3.75% (3.88% APR)

65.8%

19.5%

Arizona

3.75% (3.88% APR)

93.1%

38.9%

Arkansas

3.75% (3.86% APR)

72.3%

43.0%

California

3.75% (3.88% APR)

70.0%

34.4%

Colorado

3.75% (3.88% APR)

72.3%

22.9%

Connecticut

3.75% (3.85% APR)

60.2%

43.4%

Delaware

3.75% (3.85% APR)

67.3%

38.8%

District of Columbia

3.75% (3.88% APR)

58.6%

26.8%

Florida

3.63% (3.73% APR)

87.8%

38.9%

Georgia

3.75% (3.88% APR)

80.9%

26.5%

Hawaii

3.75% (3.88% APR)

53.9%

27.0%

Idaho

3.75% (3.88% APR)

71.7%

30.3%

Illinois

3.75% (3.86% APR)

72.4%

32.3%

Indiana

3.75% (3.93% APR)

69.4%

28.4%

Iowa

3.75% (3.88% APR)

67.3%

44.2%

Kansas

3.75% (3.88% APR)

70.3%

32.2%

Kentucky

3.75% (3.89% APR)

67.9%

52.7%

Louisiana

3.75% (3.88% APR)

75.2%

82.4%

Maine

3.75% (3.86% APR)

58.3%

30.7%

Maryland

3.75% (3.84% APR)

70.3%

25.9%

Massachusetts

3.75% (3.86% APR)

61.9%

47.0%

Michigan

3.75% (3.88% APR)

84.0%

33.4%

Minnesota

3.75% (3.85% APR)

66.8%

22.7%

Mississippi

3.75% (3.87% APR)

78.2%

29.2%

Missouri

3.75% (3.88% APR)

71.9%

32.4%

Montana

3.75% (3.88% APR)

60.3%

33.9%

Nebraska

3.75% (3.88% APR)

73.4%

44.7%

Nevada

3.63% (3.75% APR)

112.7%

53.7%

New Hampshire

3.88% (3.99% APR)

70.3%

26.2%

New Jersey

3.75% (3.87% APR)

62.8%

29.9%

New Mexico

3.75% (3.88% APR)

67.9%

45.9%

New York

3.75% (3.85% APR)

48.7%

36.0%

North Carolina

3.75% (4.88% APR)

71.6%

32.4%

North Dakota

3.75% (3.88% APR)

61.1%

36.3%

Ohio

3.75% (3.86% APR)

75.8%

27.5%

Oklahoma

3.75% (3.86% APR)

71.8%

50.6%

Oregon

3.75% (3.88% APR)

69.8%

19.9%

Pennsylvania

3.75% (3.84% APR)

61.1%

42.0%

Rhode Island

3.75% (3.87% APR)

63.7%

38.7%

South Carolina

3.75% (3.86% APR)

71.5%

28.9%

South Dakota

3.75% (3.86% APR)

N/A

N/A

Tennessee

3.75% (3.89% APR)

71.6%

29.9%

Texas

3.75% (3.88% APR)

68.1%

31.6%

Utah

3.75% (3.88% APR)

72.9%

22.8%

Vermont

3.75% (3.88% APR)

N/A

N/A

Virginia

3.75% (3.85% APR)

71.7%

25.1%

Washington

3.75% (3.88% APR)

68.3%

21.7%

West Virginia

3.75% (3.85% APR)

66.8%

50.6%

Wisconsin

3.75% (3.85% APR)

69.1%

36.0%

Wyoming

3.75% (3.88% APR)

63.1%

24.2%

Lowest mortgage interest rates shown reflect the payment of one discount point. Mortgage interest rates will vary based on the borrower’s loan details and credit profile.

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