The first is the fact that 15-year mortgages generally carry a lower interest rate than 30-year mortgages. Using LendingTree’s mortgage rate tool , a 30-year, $250,000 mortgage in Brooklyn, N.Y., would currently have a 4.25% interest rate for someone would excellent credit.
Refinancing out of a 15-year mortgage. If you can longer afford the monthly payments of a 15-year mortgage, one option is to refinance into a 30-year mortgage. However, this move comes with a cost.
Average 15-year mortgage rates are more than half a percentage point below the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate of 3.75%. Mortgage terms and conditions change from one borrow to another based on credit score, down payment, points, and other factors.
Monthly payments on a 15-year fixed refinance at that rate will cost around $705 per $100,000 borrowed. Yes, that payment is much bigger than it would be on a 30-year mortgage, but it comes with some.
Today’s Mortgage Rates and refinance rates. 15-year fixed-rate jumbo 4.375% 4.391% 7/1 ARM Jumbo 4.125% 4.649% Rates, terms, and fees as of 8/24/2018 10:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time and subject to change without notice. Select a product to view important disclosures, payments, assumptions, and APR information. Please note we offer additional home loan options not displayed here.