## Can you pay for a better rate on a mortgage?

There’s a direct relationship between mortgage rates and fees, meaning that you can elect to pay higher fees for a lower rate. This is known as “buying your rate down” or “paying points.”

## What is the current interest rate on a mortgage?

Current Mortgage Rates. The average APR for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 5.48% today from 5.55% yesterday. This time last week, the 30-year fixed APR was 5.51%.

## Are mortgage interest rates going up or down?

“Mortgage rates have already gone up to reflect the Fed’s unwinding of its mortgage portfolio and its plans to raise the federal funds rate. If rates go up more it will be because inflation remains out of control. But if the Fed does get a hold of inflation, it’s possible rates could go down moderately. We’ll have to wait and see.”

## What is the current mortgage rate for 30 year fixed?

Current Mortgage Rates. The average APR for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 5.56% today from 5.51% yesterday. This time last week, the 30-year fixed APR was 5.52%.