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Mortgage rates fell for the 5th consecutive week due to ongoing turmoil in the global economy.
The benchmark 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages fell 6 basis points to 3.88% and 3.15%, respectively.
The typical 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage also fell 6 basis points, to 3.77%. For the purposes of Bankrate's survey, a jumbo mortgage is a loan that is at least $650,000.
A basis point is one-hundredth of 1%.
The average 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage dropped 9 basis points to 3.21%. With a 5/1 ARM, the rate is fixed for 5 years and adjusted annually thereafter.
Mortgage applications fell 2.6% last week from the week before, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly survey. The results include an adjustment for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Click "Purchase" if you are buying a home. Click "Refinance" if you own a home and you want to replace your mortgage with another loan at a different rate and terms.
Select which type of mortgage you are shopping for: a 30-year fixed-rate loan, a 15-year fixed, an FHA-insured loan, an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) with an introductory rate lasting 5 or 7 years, a 20-year fixed, and 10-year fixed or a 30-year Veterans Affairs loan.
Type the amount you want to borrow. The default is $165,000, but you should enter your own number.
Select the percentage that is closest to your down payment. If your down payment is between these numbers, select the lower one. Example: If you are making a 12 percent down payment, select "10% down" and not "15% down."
If you know your credit score, select the range that your score belongs to. The best rates and terms go to borrowers with credit scores of 740 and higher, and borrowers in the 720 to 739 range can get very good deals, too.
Select the range of discount points that you are willing to pay. Discount points are an upfront fee that you pay to get a lower interest rate. One point is 1 percent of the loan amount. On a $100,000 mortgage, if you pay 1 point, you pay an upfront fee of $1,000.
Write your city and state. You might see a bigger selection if you choose the nearest large city.