LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse Reports Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall

With today’s market volatility, prepared and educated borrowers are more likely to realize substantial savings

CHARLOTTE, NC – November 9, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Average mortgage rates continued to fall according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, which tracks the lowest and average mortgage rates offered by lenders on the LendingTree network.

On November 8, average home loan rates offered by LendingTree network lenders were 4.26% (4.53% APR) for 30-year fixed mortgages, 3.67% (4.13% APR) for 15-year fixed mortgages and 3.24% (3.66% APR) for 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages (ARM), continuing the decline of average rates across the board.

On the same day, the lowest mortgage rates offered by lenders on the LendingTree network were 3.75 percent (3.88% APR) for a 30-year fixed mortgage, 3.00 percent (3.23% APR) for a 15-year fixed mortgage and 2.50 percent (3.03%APR) for a 5/1 ARM.

“As rates continue to drop, borrowers who are educated on how to find the lowest rates will be the ones that save the most,” said Doug Lebda, CEO of LendingTree. “Rate volatility and new regulations mean that rates and fees vary from lender to lender as they adjust to market conditions at different speeds. When you can leverage multiple offers, borrowers can negotiate the best combination of rate, points and fees.”

Below is a snapshot of the lowest mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan offered by lenders on the LendingTree network, as well as average loan-to-value ratios and negative equity by state.

 

STATE-BY-STATE MORTGAGE DATA 11/8/11

*Updated Quarterly

STATE

LOWEST MORTGAGE RATE

LOAN-TO-VALUE RATIO*

NEGATIVE EQUITY*

US Average

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

69.8%

33.5%

Alabama

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

68.0%

29.5%

Alaska

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

65.8%

19.5%

Arizona

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

93.1%

38.9%

Arkansas

3.75% (3.86% APR) –

72.3%

43.0%

California

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

70.0%

34.4%

Colorado

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

72.3%

22.9%

Connecticut

3.75% (3.85% APR) –

60.2%

43.4%

Delaware

3.75% (3.85% APR) ­

67.3%

38.8%

District of Columbia

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

58.6%

26.8%

Florida

3.63% (3.73% APR) ↓

87.8%

38.9%

Georgia

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

80.9%

26.5%

Hawaii

3.75% (3.88% APR) ↓

53.9%

27.0%

Idaho

3.75% (3.88% APR) ↓

71.7%

30.3%

Illinois

3.75% (3.86% APR) –

72.4%

32.3%

Indiana

3.75% (3.93% APR) –

69.4%

28.4%

Iowa

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

67.3%

44.2%

Kansas

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

70.3%

32.2%

Kentucky

3.75% (3.89% APR)

67.9%

52.7%

Louisiana

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

75.2%

82.4%

Maine

3.75% (3.86% APR) –

58.3%

30.7%

Maryland

3.75% (3.84% APR) ↓

70.3%

25.9%

Massachusetts

3.75% (3.86% APR) ↓

61.9%

47.0%

Michigan

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

84.0%

33.4%

Minnesota

3.75% (3.85% APR) –

66.8%

22.7%

Mississippi

3.75% (3.87% APR) –

78.2%

29.2%

Missouri

3.75% (3.88% APR)-

71.9%

32.4%

Montana

3.75% (3.88% APR)

60.3%

33.9%

Nebraska

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

73.4%

44.7%

Nevada

3.63% (3.75% APR) ↓

112.7%

53.7%

New Hampshire

3.88% (3.99% APR) –

70.3%

26.2%

New Jersey

3.75% (3.87% APR) –

62.8% 

29.9%

New Mexico

3.75% (3.88% APR) ↓

67.9% 

45.9%

New York

3.75% (3.85% APR) –

48.7%

36.0%

North Carolina

3.75% (4.88% APR) –

71.6%

32.4%

North Dakota

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

61.1%

36.3%

Ohio

3.75% (3.86% APR) –

75.8%

27.5%

Oklahoma

3.75% (3.86% APR) –

71.8%

50.6%

Oregon

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

69.8%

19.9%

Pennsylvania

3.75% (3.84% APR) ↓

61.1%

42.0%

Rhode Island

3.75% (3.87% APR) –

63.7%

38.7%

South Carolina

3.75% (3.86% APR) –

71.5%

28.9%

South Dakota

3.75% (3.86% APR) –

N/A

N/A

Tennessee

3.75% (3.89% APR) –

71.6%

29.9%

Texas

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

68.1%

31.6%

Utah

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

72.9%

22.8%

Vermont

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

N/A

N/A

Virginia

3.75% (3.85% APR) –

71.7%

25.1%

Washington

3.75% (3.88% APR) –

68.3%

21.7%

West Virginia

3.75% (3.85% APR) –

66.8%

50.6%

Wisconsin

3.75% (3.85% APR) –

69.1%

36.0%

Wyoming

3.75% (3.88% APR) ↓

63.1%

24.2%

For more information on current mortgage rates or for state specific mortgage rates, please visit http://www.lendingtree.com/mortgage-loans/rates/.

The LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse is published every Wednesday. Home loan rates above are reflective of actual rates offered to borrowers by lenders on the LendingTree network. Lowest rates shown reflect the payment of one discount point. Rates will vary based on the borrower’s loan details and credit profile. Visit www.lendingtree.com to learn more.

About LendingTree, LLC
LendingTree, LLC is the nation’s leading online lender exchange and personal finance resource, helping consumers take charge of all their financial decisions, from budgeting to money management to mortgages to credit cards and more. LendingTree provides a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools to aid consumers in their financial decisions. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 28 million loan requests and $214 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to lenders offering mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, and more.LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE). For more information go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE , join our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

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