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Check out the mortgage rates for June 1, 2023, which are largely trending down from yesterday. (Credible)
Based on data compiled by Credible, mortgage rates for home purchases have fallen across all key terms since yesterday.
- 30-year fixed mortgage rates: 6.490%, down from 6.750%, -0.260
- 20-year fixed mortgage rates: 6.375%, down from 6.625%, -0.250
- 15-year fixed mortgage rates: 5.625%, down from 6.250%, -0.625
- 10-year fixed mortgage rates: 5.625%, down from 6.000%, -0.375
Rates last updated on June 1, 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: Mortgage rates have fallen across all key terms. Rates for 15-year terms fell the most, plummeting by over a half of a percentage point to 5.625%. Additionally, rates for 10-year terms dropped by over a quarter of a percentage point to meet 15-year terms at 5.625%. Meanwhile, 20- and 30-year terms have fallen by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.375% and 6.49%, respectively. Borrowers looking to maximize their interest savings should consider today’s lowest rates, 10- and 15-year terms at 5.625%. Homebuyers who would rather have a smaller monthly payment should instead consider 20-year terms, as their rates are lower than those of 30-year terms.
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Based on data compiled by Credible, mortgage refinance rates have fallen for three key terms and risen for another since yesterday.
- 30-year fixed-rate refinance: 6.490%, down from 6.990%, -0.500
- 20-year fixed-rate refinance: 6.125%, down from 6.375%, -0.250
- 15-year fixed-rate refinance: 5.625%, down from 6.125%, -0.500
- 10-year fixed-rate refinance: 6.125%, up from 6.000%, +0.125
Rates last updated on June 1, 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: Mortgage refinance rates have edged up for 10-year terms, bringing the rate to 6.125%. Meanwhile, rates for 20-year terms have dropped by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.125%. Additionally, 15- and 30-year terms have fallen by a half of a percentage point to 5.625% and 6.49%, respectively. Borrowers interested in a smaller monthly payment should consider 20-year terms over 30-year terms, as their rates are over a quarter of a percentage point lower. Homeowners who would rather save the most on interest should instead consider 15-year terms, as they have today’s lowest rate.
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 or refinance, 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 700 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.
Factors that influence mortgage rates (and are out of your control)
Many factors influence the interest rate a lender may offer you. Some — such as your credit score — are in your control. But others you have no ability to affect, such as:
- The economy — During financial downturns, the Fed may lower interest rates to try to stimulate the economy. And when the economy is doing well, interest rates can rise.
- Inflation — Interest rates tend to move with inflation. When the overall cost of goods and services increases, interest rates are also likely to rise.
- The Federal Reserve — The Fed may choose to lower interest rates to stimulate a struggling economy, or raise rates in an attempt to put the brakes on inflation.
- Macro employment trends — When many people are out of work, as they were during the months of pandemic lockdown, mortgage rates may fall. As employment increases, interest rates typically also increase.
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