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February 11, 2021

Updated: Current And Historical APR's In The Blog - Updated Every 36 HRS



 All Rates Shown Are Annual Percentage Rates, also known as the APR. That means they include the closing cost in the expression of a rate. For example 1.99% APR could be 1.99% for free, or it could be 1.5% with closing cost equal to 0.49% of the loan amount over the term of the loan.

This blog is automatically updating itself every 36 hours 

Last 30 Days of History

Last 6 Months of History

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Welcome to the recorded history of mortgage APR's in Chart Form

Since Day 1 To Today

UPDATED: Hey Mike, What's Mortgage Rates Look Like These Days?

I'm glad you asked, you can find out anytime you want without getting tricked by visiting my new blog posting I created last month replacing my old website tracker.

Now you can view current mortgage rates by going to and clicking Current & Historical Rates. That's EZ to remember, if you ever want to know rates, you simply go to a phone or PC and type its so easy to remember!

You can also bookmark the posting and name it Rates on your bookmark bar, anytime you visit the posting you will notice the dates are updated and so are the rates. It's an automated rate watcher that updates at least every 36 hours.

Everyone has a different scenario, however most clients with loan amounts over $200k, 740+ credit scores, 30-40%+ equity, single family home that they occupy as their primary home and not taking cash out will qualify for the rate shown, rate and APR. Meaning no cost. 

For example, today I visited the post and it looks like the below. It says Dec 29th 2020, because that was the day this post was originated. However if you look at the chart it says 28-Jan-2021, its current. IT says the 30 year fixed rate is about 2.69% rate and 2.69% APR. 

If you are a veteran, email me. Rates are lower for veterans. Bless their souls. 

Fannie Mae Changing Risk Assessments in March 2021 - YOU SHOULD READ THIS

 Just released today is the new risk assessment changes being made by Fannie Mae. The new assessments start the week of March 13th 2021. 

Not much is changing but basically if you are self employed and you w-2 yourself or give yourself regular base income, that income will not be any higher risk than someone who works for an employer. If most of your self employment income is composed of bonus overtime, commission and misc, then that will be considered higher risk, than if most of your income was base pay.

Also if you have revolving debt and student loan debt, you are less of a risk than if you had the same amount of debt but it was all revolving. Applicants that have only revolving debt will be the highest risk, student loan with revolving less, only student loan, even less, and no loans, the least risk. 

If you qualify for your loan with just W-2 regular pay, and you have no revolving or student loan debt, you are considered the least risk when considering income.

There are 3 things a lenders look at, INCOME, CREDIT SCORE, 800+ gets the best rates, and EQUITY, if you owe less than 60% of the value of your home, you get the best pricing.

If you meet all three, you have yourself a trifecta and you should do yourself a favor and contact me right now at to get a no cost, no hassle offer. I only need to know your loan balance, home value, credit score, you can guess and I will send you the quote by email. California ONLY. 

Don't be shy.

Here are the release notes directly from Fannie. 

Desktop Underwriter/Desktop Originator Release Notes DU Version 11.0 Feb. 10, 2021 During the weekend of March 13, 2021, Fannie Mae will implement Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) Version 11.0, which will include the changes described below. The changes in this release will apply to new loan casefiles submitted to DU on or after the weekend of March 13, 2021. Loan casefiles created in DU Version 10.3 and resubmitted after the weekend of March 13 will continue to be underwritten through DU Version 10.3. The changes in this release include the following:  DU Risk Assessment Update  Updates to Align with the Selling Guide  Retirement of DU Version 10.2 DU Risk Assessment Update As part of normal business operations and prudent risk management, we regularly review and adjust the DU risk assessment based on the latest market and loan performance data. DU Version 11.0 will include an updated risk assessment that will finetune DU’s ability to assess risk while fostering homeownership sustainability. This update will continue to help lenders underwrite with confidence. We anticipate DU 11.0 to yield minimal change in the overall percentage of loan casefiles receiving an Approve/Eligible recommendation, but each lender’s results may vary depending on their overall mix of business. Updated Risk Factors DU will continue to use multiple factors to perform a comprehensive risk assessment. The risk factors specified below will be updated. Note: No changes will be made to the other risk factors listed in Selling Guide section B3-2-03, Risk Factors Evaluated by DU. Debt-to-Income Ratio/Debt Composition DU will continue to view loan casefiles as having lower associated risk when the borrower’s debt-to-income ratio (DTI ratio) is low. DU will also evaluate the composition of the borrower’s debt, specifically looking at how revolving debts and student loan debts make up the borrower’s total monthly expenses. Borrowers whose revolving debt makes up a smaller percentage of their monthly expense will represent less risk, and borrowers with student loan debt will represent less risk than those with only revolving debt. Self-Employment/ Variable Income DU will no longer view self-employment as representing increased risk but will now evaluate the composition of borrower income. DU will view borrowers whose total annual income is made up of a higher percentage of variable income (i.e., bonus, overtime, commission, and miscellaneous) as representing increased risk. © 2021 Fannie Mae. 2.10.21 2 of 2 Updates to Align with the Selling Guide Appraisal Waiver Update The Selling Guide indicates that a lender may not exercise an appraisal waiver offer and must order an appraisal if the lender is using rental income from the subject property to qualify the borrower. This includes income from an accessory unit. DU will no longer evaluate a loan casefile for appraisal waiver eligibility when accessory unit income is provided on the loan application for use in qualifying. Retirement Income Message Selling Guide Announcement SEL-2020-07 updated our requirements related to the use of retirement, government annuity, and pension income. The DU retirement income message will be updated to reflect these changes. Source of Gift of Equity For loan casefiles using the redesigned Form 1003, when a gift of equity is being used DU will also check the source of the gift of equity. When the source is one that is not a relative or unmarried partner, the loan casefile will receive an Ineligible recommendation because (like a gift of cash) the gift of equity must come from a relative or unmarried partner. Note: As a reminder, all new loan applications taken on or after March 1, 2021 must be submitted using the redesigned Form 1003 (MISMO v3.4). Miscellaneous Message Text Changes To continue to provide clarity and consistency with the Selling Guide, various DU messages will be updated. Retirement of DU Version 10.2 With the release of DU Version 11.0, DU Version 10.2 will be retired. Therefore, effective the weekend of March 13, 2021, customers will no longer be able to resubmit loan casefiles to DU Version 10.2. Customers will be able to view online loan applications and DU Underwriting Findings reports that were created under DU Version 10.2. To obtain an updated underwriting recommendation after the weekend of March 13, customers must create a new loan casefile and submit it to DU. Note: DU Version 10.2 loan casefiles would have been created prior to Dec. 8, 2018; therefore, those loan casefiles would have been created 27 months prior to the retirement of DU Version 10.2. For More Information For more information about these Release Notes, lenders may contact their Fannie Mae Customer Management Solution Team, and mortgage brokers should contact their DO sponsoring wholesale lender. For technology considerations, an Integration Impact Memo will be posted on the Technology Integration page.