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Mortgage Rates Today, Tuesday, July 12: Rising From Recent Lows

July 12, 2016
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Mortgage rates have bounced off recent lows and are inching higher again today. In fact, 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages have risen to their highest rate in over a month (since June 7), according to a NerdWallet survey of national lenders Tuesday morning.

Stock markets have been in a recovery mode since Friday’s upbeat jobs report, while bonds have sagged. Lower prices on bonds bring higher yields, and that compels mortgage rates to rise.

The NerdWallet Mortgage Rate Index compiles annual percentage rates — lender interest rates plus fees, the most accurate way for consumers to compare rates. Here are today’s average rates for the most popular loan terms:

Purchase Mortgage Rates: July 12, 2016

(Change from 7/11)

30-year fixed: 3.59% APR (+0.01)

15-year fixed: 2.97% APR (+0.01)

5/1 ARM: 3.38% APR (+0.02)


Refinance Mortgage Rates: July 12, 2016

(Change from 7/11)

30-year fixed: 3.65% APR (NC)

15-year fixed: 2.98% APR (NC)

5/1 ARM: 3.40% APR (+0.03)

Homeowners looking to lower their mortgage rate can shop for refinance lenders here.

Wells Fargo, Chase and BOA mortgage rates

Three major components of the NerdWallet Mortgage Rate Index are leading lenders Wells Fargo, Chase and Bank of America. Their current purchase mortgage rates are:

Bank Mortgage Rates 7/12

 30-year fixed15-year fixed5/1 ARM
Wells Fargo3.66% APR2.98% APR3.42% APR
Chase3.35% APR2.77% APR3.35% APR
Bank of America3.55% APRN/A3.32% APR

NerdWallet daily mortgage rates are an average of the published APR with the lowest points for each loan term offered by a sampling of major national lenders. Annual percentage rate quotes reflect an interest rate plus points, fees and other expenses, providing the most accurate view of the costs a borrower might pay.

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Hal Bundrick is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected]. Twitter: @halmbundrick.