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Mortgage rates in New Mexico

Interest rates on a 30-year $300,000 conventional mortgage start at around 5.500%

If you have a credit score between 700 and 719 and can put 5% down, you’ll generally pay about 5.750% for a 30-year conventional loan with a fixed interest rate on a $350,000 home. But how much interest you pay for your New Mexico home will depend on several factors, including your credit score, loan amount and lender.

Rates were last checked on June 8 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 New Mexico 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 5.500% 5.500% 6.063% 6.063%
640-659 5.688% 5.625% 5.875% 5.875%
660-679 5.938% 5.938% 5.875% 5.875%
680-699 5.875% 5.750% 5.875% 5.750%
700-719 5.875% 5.813% 5.875% 5.875%
720-739 5.500% 5.563% 5.563% 5.563%
740-759 5.500% 5.500% 5.500% 5.500%
760-779 5.500% 5.500% 5.500% 5.500%
780-799 5.500% 5.500% 5.500% 5.500%
800+ 5.500% 5.500% 5.500% 5.500%

*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.

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Name Product Loan products offered State availability Min. credit score
Interfirst
(NMLS #7872)
Interfirst
Conventional
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, WY
620
Freedom Mortgage
(NMLS #2767)
Freedom Mortgage
Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, VA, USDA, Refinance
Available in all states
620
A lender that excels in FHA and VA loans, offering low down payment options to borrowers.
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.
AmeriSave
(NMLS #1168)
AmeriSave
Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, VA, USDA, Refinance
Not available in: NY
620
Great customer reviews and customized rate quotes in three minutes with no SSN needed.
Veterans United
(NMLS #1907)
Veterans United
Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo, Refinance
Available in all states
620
Veterans United stands out from other lenders for its focus on serving the military community.
SoFi
(NMLS #1121636)
SoFi
Conventional, Jumbo, Home equity, Refinance
Not available in: HI
620
No hidden fees, multiple loan terms, and member discounts available.
Guaranteed Rate
(NMLS #2610)
Guaranteed Rate
Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, VA, Refinance
Available in all states
620
Find competitive rates and highly-rated customer service with this lender.
Morty
(NMLS #1429243)
Morty
Conventional, Jumbo
Not available in: AZ, HI, MA, MO, NV, UT
620
Preapproval in minutes and closing in as little as 3 weeks with no origination fees.
LendingTree
(NMLS #1136)
LendingTree
HELOC, Home Equity loans
Available in all states
620
Connect with vetted lenders quickly through this free 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 New Mexico 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 4.750% 4.750% 4.688% 4.688%
30-year conventional 5.875% 5.813% 5.875% 5.875%
15-year FHA 3.438% 3.438% Not elegible Not elegible
30-year FHA 5.375% 5.375% Not elegible Not elegible
15-year VA 4.188% 4.188% 4.188% 4.188%
30-year VA 5.563% 5.375% 5.375% 5.375%

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

Research ahead of time to get the best rates

A few tips to help you get a better rate on your home loan:

  1. Compare loan types. Loan programs come with different rates and eligibility criteria. Find out what loan programs and interest rates you qualify for, then carefully weigh your options.
  2. Take charge of your credit. Pay off as much debt as you can to increase your credit score before you apply for a loan. Doing this can make you a more attractive borrower to prospective lenders.
  3. Research closing costs. Closing costs in New Mexico are typically between 0.97% and 1.45% of the final purchase price. Lenders might offer lower interest rates but jack up the closing costs for your mortgage. Include closing costs in your lender research to fully understand the cost of your loan.

Home values in New Mexico are forecast to increase

Home values in New Mexico are forecast to continue their upward trend over the next 12 months in all but one city. Whereas the state is expected to see an increase in home values by roughly 7.5% on average, the small Southwestern village of Columbus is expected to see a drop of 0.6%.

The typical home value in New Mexico was $248,670 as of June 2021, an increase of 15.9% since June 2020 and an increase of 51.22% since June 2012. With record-low home inventories in conjunction with low mortgage rates, sellers can expect the near-term market to play in their favor.

5 fast facts about the New Mexico housing market

Here are five facts that are useful to know if you’re planning to buy or sell a home in New Mexico:

  1. New Mexico is the 7th-cheapest state to live in, according to CNBC.
  2. The median monthly cost of ownership for homeowners with a mortgage is $1,280, which is 19.75% less than the national average of $1,595.
  3. New Mexico has one of the most affordable property tax rates at 0.8%.
  4. Median prices for homes sold in New Mexico in June 2021 were $282,500, up 22.29% from $231,000 in June 2020.
  5. Albuquerque, New Mexico, recently ranked 7th for the US hottest real estate markets out of the nation’s 95 largest real estate markets.

Bottom line

Mortgage rates in New Mexico 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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