Atlanta Mortgage Rates Survey – Week of April 09, 2012

Written by: BetterFinancePath Staff

According to a recent Primerates.com survey of Atlanta mortgage rates offered by the largest area banks & credit unions, three Atlanta institutions offered rates at 4.00% on 30-year fixed-rate conforming loans in the Atlanta area for well-qualified borrowers. Wells Fargo (www.wellsfargo.com) and JP Morgan Chase (www.chase.com) offered one of the lowest rates in the country with 3.88% and the Regions Bank (www.regions.com) offered 3.99%. Three other institutions offered rates above 4.00% with the Branch Banking and Trust (www.bbt.com) offering the highest rates in the city with 4.31%.

While most lenders will push one of the three products on the list below, there are other options for the borrower.  The 30-year fixed rate loan is the most popular since it offers the lowest monthly payment.  The trade-off is paying a higher interest rate.  For those who have a better cash flow, the 15-year product may be more suitable.  The 15-year fixed rate loan will allow the borrower to pay more toward principal with each payment, and since it has a lower interest rate the overall amount of money that is paid in interest will be much lower.  While many people steer clear of the 5/1 ARM it is beneficial to some borrowers.  For instance, a person with a smaller loan (usually due to refinancing) may have the cash flow to pay off their ARM in 5 years or less.  This person could save an extra 1% in interest payments over the 15-year product and never worry about the rate adjusting later in the life of the loan.

Top Atlanta Area Banks and Credit Unions As of 30 Yr-Rate 30 Yr- APR 15 Yr- Rate 15 Yr- APR 5/1 ARM-IR

 

5/1 ARM-APR
SunTrust Bank 04/05/2012 4.13% 4.14% 3.50% 3.42% 2.75% 2.45%
Wells Fargo 04/06/2012 3.88% 4.04% 3.25% 3.54% 2.25% 3.06%
Branch Banking and Trust 04/06/2012 4.31% NA 3.35% NA NA NA
Synovus Bank 04/06/2012 4.22% NA 6.91% NA NA NA
Regions Bank 04/06/2012 3.99% NA 3.31% NA 2.96% NA
JP Morgan Chase 04/06/2012 3.88% 4.00% 3.13% 3.27% 2.38% 3.07%

 

Listed rates from banks, thrifts, and credit unions were listed on their websites on the date indicated for conforming loans with 0 points.  Data is believed accurate at time of collection, can change without notice, and will vary based on an individual’s credit history.  Contact a specific institution for current rates.


LIKE US ON FACEBOOK   

Atlanta Mortgage Rates Survey – Week of April...

Share Tweet Pin It