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Mortgage rates in Mississippi

Interest rates on a 30-year $300,000 conventional mortgage start at around 3.125%

If you have a credit score between 700 and 719 and can put 5% down, you’ll generally pay about 3.250% for a 30-year conventional loan with a fixed interest rate on a $350,000 home. But how much interest you pay for your Mississippi home will depend on several factors, including your credit score, loan amount and lender.

Rates were last checked on October 6 and are from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) website.

Your credit score affects the rate you’ll get

People with higher credit scores generally get lower interest rates because lenders assume they’re less likely to stop paying a mortgage. Here are the most common interest rates in Mississippi by mortgage amount, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Credit score $200,000 mortgage $300,000 mortgage $400,000 mortgage $500,000 mortgage
620-639 3.875% 3.938% 3.750% 3.750%
640-659 3.688% 3.688% 3.625% 3.563%
660-679 3.500% 3.500% 3.438% 3.438%
680-699 3.375% 3.313% 3.250% 3.250%
700-719 3.250% 3.250% 3.188% 3.188%
720-739 3.188% 3.125% 3.125% 3.125%
740-759 3.125% 3.125% 3.063% 3.063%
760-779 3.125% 3.125% 3.063% 3.063%
780-799 3.125% 3.125% 3.063% 3.063%
800+ 3.125% 3.125% 3.063% 3.063%

*Based on a 10% down payment for a 30-year fixed-rate conventional mortgage

Interest rates vary by lender

Interest rates are affected by the economy and the federal funds rate, or the rate that banks charge each other for overnight loans. But they’re also affected by individual lenders, which can have differing overhead costs, profit margins and credit score requirements.

Comparing lenders can help you find the best deal. Select See rates to provide the company with basic property and financial details for personalized rates.

Name Product Loan products offered State availability Min. credit score
SoFi
(NMLS #1121636)
SoFi
Conventional, Home equity, Refinance
Not available in: HI, MO, NM, NY, WV
620
No hidden fees, multiple loan terms, and member discounts available.
Rocket Mortgage
(NMLS #3030)
Rocket Mortgage
Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, VA, Refinance
Available in all states
620
Streamline your mortgage from quote to final payment — all from your computer or phone.
Better
(NMLS #330511)
Better
Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, Refinance
Not available in: HI, MA, MN, NV, NH, VT, VA
620
Online preapproval in minutes and no origination fees with this direct lender.
LendingTree
(NMLS #1136)
LendingTree
Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, VA, USDA, Home Equity, HELOC, Reverse, Refinance
Available in all states
620
Connect with vetted home loan lenders quickly through this online marketplace.
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Interest rates also vary by loan type

The type of loan you get can also affect how much you pay for your Mississippi home. 15-year mortgages generally offer lower interest rates than 30-year mortgages, and you’ll see different rates for conventional loans than government loans.

Loan type $200,000 mortgage $300,000 mortgage $400,000 mortgage $500,000 mortgage
15-year conventional 2.500% 2.438% 2.375% 2.375%
30-year conventional 3.250% 3.250% 3.188% 3.188%
15-year FHA 2.500% 2.375% Not eligible Not eligible
30-year FHA 3.000% 3.000% Not eligible Not eligible
15-year VA 3.000% 2.813% 2.563% 2.625%
30-year VA 3.250% 3.313% 3.125% 3.125%

*Based on a 10% down payment, fixed interest rate and 710 credit score

Research ahead of time to get the best rates

Some helpful strategies to get a better rate on your next mortgage:

  1. Compare loan products. Lenders often charge different rates for their various loan products. Research what each lender is offering to find the best loan program for you.
  2. Take control of your credit. Taking time to pay off any existing debt can give you a leg up for getting a better rate. Lenders prefer borrowers with strong credit.
  3. Count the closing costs. Lenders may charge a lower interest rate on a loan, but pile on closing fees. Average closing costs in Mississippi can run between 1.08% and 2.16% of the final purchase price. Make sure you understand how much these fees can add to the total cost of your mortgage before deciding on your lender.

Home prices in Mississippi are going up

According to Zillow, the average home price in Mississippi has risen 8.4% in the 12 months prior to June 2021. However, these price increases vary across the state, with some areas seeing bigger surges than others.

Some standout places include Jackson, Utica, Dundee and Greenville, where home prices are projected to rise by 13.1%, 12.5%, 12.2% and 10%, respectively, by next June. As for the rest of the Magnolia State, home prices are expected to rise by 10% or less, depending on the area.

The average house price in Mississippi sits at $140,818 as of June 2021, which is good news for homebuyers. However, if you want to buy a house in the in-demand cities of Olive Branch Southhaven, expect to pay $250,000 and up according to Redfin.

5 fast facts about Mississippi’s housing market

If you’re looking to settle down in Mississippi, here are five facts to know:

  1. The average home price in Mississippi’s average home price is 52% less than the national average.
  2. According to the 2019 census, the average monthly homeownership cost in Mississippi is $1,147 including a mortgage payment, which is $448 less than the national average.
  3. According to ClosingCorp, closing costs in Mississippi run about 1.03%, or $2,575 for a $250,000 home.
  4. Mississippians pay an average of 0.79% in property taxes, which is half the national average, according to SmartAsset.
  5. The Mississippi Homebuyer Corporation offers first-time homebuyer programs with cash assistance at closing for eligible buyers.

Bottom line

Mortgage rates in Mississippi vary by loan type, and factors like your credit score and lender affect what rate you get. But factors like your credit score and lender affect what rate you get. Compare mortgage lenders and programs to find one that best fits your homeownership goals.

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