Mortgage Rates Pricing Adjustments On Home Loans

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Many mortgage borrowers wonder what benefits they will get from FEDS Not Increasing Rates and interest rates being at zero percent.

  • The news announcement the Central Bank will have interest rates at zero percent is great news
  • Mortgage Rates follow in the direction of the FED rate
  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell announce the Central Bank will not be increasing rates for the next forseeable future
  • The FEDS increased interest rates four times in 2019
  • In the last quarter of 2019, the Federal Reserve Board hiked interest rate by 25 basis points
  • 2019 finished off the year with the highest  mortgage rates since the Great Recession of 2008
  • The end of 2019, the average 30 year fixed mortgage rates for prime borrowers is at 4.45%
  • If  you added mortgage rates pricing adjustments, many borrowers end up rates in the high 5.0% at the end of 2019
  • Today, mortgage rates are at the lowest levels in history
  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates is below 2.75% without any pricing adjustments for prime borrowers

Importance Of Mortgage Rates For Home Buyers

It is to the best interest of home buyers to get the best possible mortgage rates.

  • A quarter percentage reduction in mortgage rates could mean thousands of dollars in savings
  • Mortgage Rates on government and conventional loans is now the lowest since the 2008 Financial Crisis
  • Housing prices are increasing with no signs of correction, mainly due to historic low mortgage rates
  • Par mortgage rates for prime borrowers on 30 year fixed rate mortgages is at 2.75% and still dropping
  • Prime rate borrowers are buyers who are putting 20% down payment and have over 740 FICO
  • Borrowers with less than perfect credit and higher LTV’s will have mortgage rates pricing adjustments

Mortgage Rates Pricing Adjustments is also called Loan Level Pricing Adjustment or LLPA. Additional pricing adjustments on top of the par rates are added for risk factors lenders take on borrowers.

Mortgage Rates Pricing Adjustments On Home Loans

Mortgage Rates Pricing Adjustments is factor above and beyond par mortgage rates. Borrowers get assigned a mortgage interest rate depending on their credit and LTV profile:

  • Borrowers can get a better rate than the rate with the LLPA
  • Borrowers can buy down their rates with discount points
  • Discount Points can be purchased with sellers concessions or borrowers can purchase discount points
  • Buying down rates with discount points is recommended for borrowers who do not plan on refinancing in the future
  • The final rate borrowers get on their mortgage is when the rate is locked prior to clear to close
  • Rates can be changed after being locked as long as lenders issue a change of circumstances form

If the closing is delayed and the lock is about to expire, lenders can extend the lock for a number of days and/or weeks.

Example Of Loan Level Pricing AdjustmentsImportance Of Mortgage Rates For Home Buyers

Loan Level Pricing Adjustments vary from lender to lender. Some lenders may have higher pricing hits on borrowers under 640 FICO than others.

Here are typical Mortgage Rates Pricing Adjustments:

  • Credit Scores: The lower the credit score the higher the mortgage rates
  • Manual Underwriting have slightly higher rates: Normally pricing adjustment of 25 basis points higher
  • Loan Amount: Lower loan amounts have higher rates
  • Loan To Value: The higher the down payment, the lower the rate
  • High Debt To Income Ratio: Higher DTI may have slightly higher rates
  • Cash-Out Refinance has slightly higher rate than rate and term refinancing
  • Condos Versus Single Family Homes: Condos are considered riskier for lenders so there is pricing adjustments on condominiums
  • Loan Type: Investment homes have higher rates than owner occupant homes
  • Property Type: Two to four units have higher rates than single family homes

Mortgage Rates Pricing Adjustments and their costs depends on each individual lender. Borrowers with less than perfect credit will get pricing hits no matter which lender they go with. Best advice given is to either prepare and boost credit profile prior to home purchase or buy home now with higher rate and refinance later. Gustan Cho Associates will help borrowers boost up their credit scores at no cost. Feel free to contact us at 262-716-8151 or text us for a faster response. Or email us at [email protected]

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