Several key mortgage rates climbed higher in the Atlanta area this week.
Benchmark 30-year rate higher in Atlanta
According to Bankrate's national survey of large lenders, the average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate for the Atlanta area grew to 4.29 percent. Not only did the local rate end up above the national average rate of 4.05 percent, it was up 6 basis points from last week. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point.
The mortgages in this week's survey averaged 0.49 discount and origination points.
The climb in the mortgage rate lifted 30-year fixed-rate monthly payments on a hypothetical $165,000 mortgage to $815.57, a difference of $5.82 from last week.
Other Atlanta mortgage types mixed
Conversely, the average rate for 30-year jumbo mortgages, used for financing of at least $625,500, didn't do much of anything this week, remaining at 4.06 percent. Jumbo mortgages are used for loan amounts above limits set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency; for the Atlanta area, that limit is $424,100.
The average rate for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages grew to 3.38 percent, growing 2 basis points from last week. Monthly payments on a hypothetical $165,000, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage followed rates upward, climbing $1.61 to $1,169.86.
The benchmark 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage rate ticked upward 7 points this week, up to 3.90 percent. 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages allow homeowners to pay a fixed rate for the first 5 years, and the rate adjusts once per year every year after. They are the most popular variety of variable-rate mortgage.
Weekly mortgage survey
|Results from Bankrate's survey of mortgage lenders conducted June 21, 2017. Monthly payments are for a $165,000 loan. The jumbo rate is for the minimum jumbo loan amount of $424,100 in the Atlanta area.|
|30-year fixed||15-year fixed||5-year ARM||30-year jumbo|
|This week's rate:||4.29%||3.38%||3.90%||4.06%|
|Change from last week:||+0.06||+0.02||+0.07||N/C|
|Change from last week:||+$5.82||+$1.61||+$6.63||N/C|
Methodology: The "Bankrate.com National Average," or "national survey of large lenders," is conducted weekly. To conduct the National Average survey, Bankrate obtains rate information from the 10 largest banks and thrifts in 10 large U.S. markets. In the Bankrate.com national survey, our Market Analysis team gathers rates and/or yields on banking deposits, loans and mortgages. We've conducted this survey in the same manner for more than 30 years, and because it's consistently done the way it is, it gives an accurate national apples-to-apples comparison.
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