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Mortgage Term Average Mortgage Interest Rate Average Refinance Interest Rate
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According to Zillow, the typical value of a house in Maryland is higher than the typical value of $356,026 in the United States. The typical value of a home in Maryland is $406,250 and home values have increased 9.0% over the past year.
Historical Mortgage Rates for Maryland
Looking at the average mortgage rates in Maryland since 2010, you can see the trends for 30-year fixed mortgages, 15-year fixed mortgages, and 7/1 adjustable mortgages:
Seeing how today’s rates compare to historic Maryland mortgage rates can help you decide if you’d be in for a good deal getting a mortgage or refinancing now.
Insider’s free mortgage calculator shows you how today’s mortgage rates will affect your monthly payments.
$1,161 Your estimated monthly payment
Paying 25% more down payment would save you $8,916.08 in interest charges Lowering the interest rate by 1% would save you $51,562.03 Paying $500 more each month would reduce the term 146 month loan
By clicking on “More details” you can see how much interest you will pay over the years.
Maryland Homeownership Programs
You may be eligible for financial assistance through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development if you obtain your mortgage through a participating lender. Here are your options:
MMP 1st Time Advantage: Get a 30-year fixed rate mortgage with a low interest rate. You have three options for the type of assistance you receive: choose the lowest rate without down payment assistance, get $5,000 for down payment/closing cost assistance, or receive 3% of the amount your mortgage for down payment/closing cost assistance. If you choose to get down payment assistance, you will repay the loan once you sell or refinance your home, or when you fully pay off your mortgage. 1st Time Advantage program. But you can also choose to get up to 4% subsidy for a down payment or closing costs, which you don’t have to repay. Partner Match: If you use the MMP 1st Time Advantage or Flex program, your employer can match your down payment assistance up to $2,500. Maryland SmartBuy: You can get a loan of up to 15% (max $30,000) of your home purchase to pay off student loans, and you must pay off student loans before closing the house. Housing Choices Homeownership Voucher Program: If you live in Baltimore, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the City of Baltimore Housing Authority. Federal Housing Administration Mortgage: You can get a 3.5% down payment with a credit score of at least 580, or get a mortgage with a credit score between 500 and 580 with 10% down payment using this loan, also called an FHA loan. . United States Department of Agriculture Mortgage: These loans, also called USDA loans, can be helpful if you are a low-to-moderate income borrower looking to buy a home in a rural or suburban area. Veterans: These mortgages, also called VA loans, are for active duty military or veterans, or spouses of deceased members and may offer lower interest rates than conventional mortgages. Refinance Your Mortgage in Maryland
Mortgage refinance rates are at their lowest right now, so it might be a good idea to switch your current mortgage to one with a better interest rate, especially if the new rate would be significantly lower.
You may decide to refinance with the same lender who gave you your original mortgage, but that’s not always the best idea. A different lender may give you a better deal the second time around. Look for a company that will offer the best interest rate and charge relatively low fees.
How to Get a Low Interest Rate on Your Mortgage
Mortgage rates are generally low right now, but there are ways to get an even lower rate:
Save more for a down payment. You may be able to put as little as 3% down on a conventional loan. But lenders reward a higher down payment with a lower interest rate. Mortgage rates should stay low for a while, you might have time to save more. Increase your credit score. Many lenders require a minimum credit score of 620 to obtain a mortgage. But the higher your score, the better your interest rate will be. The most important factor in increasing your score is paying all your bills on time. Reduce your debt to income ratio. Your DTI is the amount you pay each month for your debts, divided by your gross monthly income. Most lenders want to see a DTI of 36% or less for a conventional mortgage, but a lower DTI can result in a better interest rate. To improve your DTI, pay down debt or look for opportunities to increase your income. Choose a federally guaranteed mortgage. If you qualify, you might consider a USDA loan (for low-to-moderate income borrowers buying in a rural area), VA loan (for military and veterans), or FHA loan (not intended for any particular group). These loans often come with lower interest rates than conventional mortgages. Also, you won’t need a down payment for USDA or VA loans.
Improving your financial situation and choosing the right type of mortgage for your needs can help you get the best interest rate possible.
Mortgage and Refinance Rates by State
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Laura Grace Tarpley, CEPF
Editor of Personal Finance Journals
Laura Grace Tarpley (her) is editor of personal finance reviews at Insider. She writes about mortgage rates, refinance rates, lenders, bank accounts, wealth building, and borrowing and saving tips for Personal Finance Insider. She was editor and managing editor of Insider’s “The Road to Home” series, which won a silver award from the National Associate of Real Estate Editors. She is also a Certified Personal Finance Educator (CEPF). She has been writing about personal finance for over six years. Prior to joining the Insider team, she was a freelance financial writer for companies like SoFi and The Penny Hoarder, as well as a writer at FluentU. You can reach Laura Grace at email@example.com. Learn more about how Personal Finance Insider chooses, evaluates and covers financial products and services » Learn more Learn less