The nation’s average mortgage rate inched higher the week of August 1st.  Currently, the benchmark 30-year fixed rate home loan stands at 3.85%, which includes points.  Points are fees that are paid directly to the lender on settlement day in exchange for a lower rate.  It’s important to note that your rate may be slightly higher if you choose to not purchase points.

The 15-year fixed rate loan, a popular choice among refinancing homeowners, also trended slightly higher to 3.02%. And jumbo loans, which apply to buyers borrowing more than $417,000, climbed 3 basis points to 4.10%.

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