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Owning a home is a big financial commitment, but with Bankrate in your corner, you can confidently navigate the ins and outs of homeownership, from mortgages and real estate to insurance and home equity.

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Weekly mortgage rates

Bankrate consistently has offers well below the national average to help you fund your home for less.

Bankrate Average

6.59%APR

30-year fixed

VS

National Average

7.09%APR

30-year fixed

Refinance

A new loan to replace your current mortgage, likely with a lower rate or different term.


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    No effect on home equity

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    Can lower interest rate

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    No access to cash

Cash-out refinance

A lump sum of cash taken out of your home equity, paid back through your new mortgage payment.


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    Secured by home equity

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    Higher borrowing limits

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    No extra monthly payment

Home equity loan

A loan that’s taken out of your home equity, but is paid back as a separate monthly payment.


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    Secured by home equity

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    Access a lump sum of cash

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    No effect on mortgage

Home equity line of credit

A line of credit that’s borrowed from your home equity, and works more like a credit card.


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    Secured by home equity

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    Common for home projects

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    Use what you need

Compare the cost of home insurance

Understanding home insurance rate trends may be integral in finding a policy that fits your needs. Take a look at the chart below to compare average homeowners insurance rates for $250K in dwelling coverage from 2021 to today.

Quoted rates are based on 40-year-old male and female homeowners with a clean claim history, good credit, and $250k in dwelling coverage.

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