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Mortgage rates in Vermont
Interest rates that don’t usually stray too far from the national average.
The average mortgage rate for a 30-year conventional loan is 4.632% in Vermont. Interest rates don’t vary too far across loan types and should skim the 4% mark in 2020.
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How much do Vermont rates vary?
Average 30-year mortgage rates came in from 4.417% to 4.832% in 2018. Several conditions go into setting your mortgage rate, such as your credit history, the type of loan and the length of the loan. In Vermont, mortgage rates vary little between loan types.
2018 average rates in Vermont by loan type
|Loan type||15-year average rate||30-year average rate|
Rates based on data from ffiec.cfpb.gov.
For example, if you borrow a $235,000 30-year FHA loan at 4.832%, you can expect to pay $1,240 a month.
But if you can afford to pay about $500 more each month, a 15-year FHA loan comes with lower rates at 4.125%. Your monthly payment would go up to $1,750, but you could save $129,960 in interest over the course of the loan.
Which way are rates trending in Vermont?
Mortgage rates in Vermont are expected to jump slightly over and under the 4% mark in 2020.
Historically, rates in Vermont will come in right around the national average. For example, average mortgage rates were an average 0.13% below the rest of the country between 2014 and 2016, and an average 0.12% higher in 2017 and 2018.
Bankrate chief financial analyst Greg McBride predicts US interest rates to stay steady at the 4% level in 2020.
Compare mortgage rates throughout Vermont
Depending on which county you’re in, mortgage rates, home values and loan amounts can differ in the Mountain State. For example homeowners in Chittenden County could pay almost $600 monthly more than residents in Essex County.
We sifted through data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act to figure out what you might pay for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage within different counties in Vermont. These numbers don’t include any taxes, insurance, or fees that are unique to your loan.
|County||Average mortgage rate||Median loan amount||Estimated monthly cost|
|Grand Isle County||4.592%||$225,000||$1,150|
Rates and amounts based on data from ffiec.cfpb.gov.
How to get the best mortgage rate in Vermont
Put these tips to work to qualify for a better rate on your next mortgage.
- Look at different loan programs. Lenders typically have a range of loans to choose from, all with slightly different interest rates. Look at all your options and see which programs you may qualify for.
- Polish your credit profile. Lenders are looking for borrowers with a solid credit history. Pay down any existing debts and increase your credit score to become a more attractive borrower, which may qualify you for a lower rate.
- Remember closing costs. Some lenders offer a low rate for your mortgage but have really high closing costs. Vermont lenders usually charge anywhere from 1.18% to 1.48% of the sale price of the home in closing costs. Weigh your interest rate and closing costs together to see the full cost of a loan.
Historical mortgage interest rates in Vermont
While interest rates in Vermont tend to be around the national average, lenders decide their own rates. To ensure you are getting the best deal possible, compare loan products and lenders.
Frequently asked questions
What state homeownership programs does Vermont support?
The Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) has a couple of mortgage programs to help ease the cost of homeownership.
- VHFA Advantage. Offers lower monthly mortgage insurance on conventional loans and eligibility for down payment and closing cost assistance.
- VHFA Move. Low down payment options with the VHFA’s lowest interest rate available and eligibility for down payment and closing cost assistance.
Where can I find a homebuyer education course and housing counselor in Vermont?
The Vermont Housing Finance Agency offers online or in-person homebuyer classes and in-person or over-the-phone counseling options. Here’s how to get started:
- On the vhfa.org homepage, select the Homebuyers tab.
- Select Homebuyer education & counseling on the left-hand side menu. Three homebuyer education and counselling options are available.
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