How 15-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Stack Up Against Other Mortgage Rates . Mortgage rates tend to be lower with 15-year fixed mortgages than 30-year fixed mortgage rates because lenders take into consideration that you’ll pay back the loan in a shorter amount of time.
It now stands at about a two-year low. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.26%, down from 3.28%. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.51%, down 1 basis point.
The average fee on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell this week to 0.5 point from 0.6 point. The average fee for the 15-year mortgage was unchanged at 0.5 point. The average rate for five-year.
A 15-year mortgage can save you money in the long run. Interest rates on 15-year mortgages typically are lower than the interest rates on longer-term home loans, and you pay interest for a shorter time. Interest rate: 5.875% 4.875% 4.25% Mortgage payment: $842.97 $848.99 $977.96 1) Total payments include $16,000 of additional equity.