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LendingTree Compares Mortgage Rates by State

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LendingTree®, the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today released its report comparing mortgage rates by state.  

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Housing markets can vary significantly across the U.S., and so can mortgage terms. A potential homebuyer in one state might be able to get approved for a loan more easily than someone with a similar income and credit profile who lives in another part of the country. In order to better understand how housing markets differ among states, LendingTree analyzed multiple factors that are relevant to people looking to buy a home.

While the study primarily focuses on mortgage interest rates offered to LendingTree users in different states, it also looks at other aspects important to the homebuying process, like average APRs, loan-to-value ratios, home loan amounts and down payment amounts. The study evaluates the spread between high and low APRs offered to LendingTree users in order to illustrate how shopping around for a mortgage can help a potential buyer save money.

Key findings

  • The average offered interest rate for the all 50 states is 4.84 percent. There is no state where rates fall below 4.74 percent or rise above 4.96 percent.
  • California, New Jersey, Washington and Massachusetts are the states with the lowest average interest rates. The average interest rate is 4.74 percent in California, 4.75 percent in New Jersey and 4.76 percent in both Washington and Massachusetts.
  • New York, Iowa and Arkansas are the states where average interest rates are the highest. The average interest rates in these states are 4.96 percent, 4.93 percent and 4.92 percent respectively.
  • The average down payment across all 50 states is nearly $28,000. The state with the lowest average down payment is West Virginia, where the average buyer will only need to pony up a little bit more than $15,000 for a down payment. On the flip side, buyers in New York will need nearly triple that, $43,404, to be able to afford the average down payment.
  • Across all 50 states, the average offered loan amount is $224,297. The highest average offered loan amount is over $313,000 in California, while it is only $186,502 in Oklahoma.
  • The average loan-to-value ratio of nearly 75 percent goes hand in hand with the average down payment and loan amounts offered throughout the country. The loan-to-value ratio represents how large the mortgage amount is compared with the appraisal price of the home. A low LTV, like those commonly found in Hawaii or California, means that buyers are paying more out of pocket in order to be able to afford a home. Higher LTVs like those found in Kentucky or Kansas mean that buyers can get away with smaller down payments.
  • The average APR offered across the U.S. is 4.95 percent. California is the state with the lowest average APR of 4.83 percent, while New York is the highest with 5.07 percent.

To view the full report, visit https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/mortgage-rates-by-state/.

 

U.S. states ranked by average mortgage rate

Rank

State

Average mortgage rate

Average APR

Average down payment

Average offered loan amount

Average LTV

Median spread (4 offers)

Median spread (5 offers)

1

California

4.74%

4.83%

$41,502

$313,508

66%

0.40%

0.49%

2

New Jersey

4.75%

4.84%

$31,212

$258,999

71%

0.39%

0.55%

3

Washington

4.76%

4.85%

$34,908

$277,105

71%

0.40%

0.52%

4

Massachusetts

4.76%

4.86%

$34,029

$274,996

70%

0.40%

0.51%

5

Utah

4.77%

4.85%

$28,273

$248,969

73%

0.43%

0.55%

6

Colorado

4.77%

4.86%

$32,889

$262,947

72%

0.41%

0.52%

7

Maryland

4.78%

4.87%

$28,194

$255,652

76%

0.39%

0.49%

8

Kentucky

4.78%

4.90%

$23,309

$192,651

79%

0.52%

0.80%

9

Virginia

4.79%

4.89%

$34,013

$255,545

76%

0.40%

0.50%

10

South Dakota

4.79%

4.91%

$23,418

$206,496

75%

0.44%

0.56%

11

Minnesota

4.80%

4.90%

$21,326

$218,568

74%

0.39%

0.51%

12

Oregon

4.80%

4.89%

$29,468

$247,373

72%

0.39%

0.48%

13

Montana

4.81%

4.92%

$26,926

$224,882

71%

0.48%

0.59%

14

Arizona

4.81%

4.91%

$24,850

$222,775

74%

0.41%

0.52%

15

North Carolina

4.81%

4.92%

$27,994

$218,578

78%

0.41%

0.52%

16

Delaware

4.82%

4.93%

$18,040

$224,921

73%

0.42%

0.53%

17

Texas

4.82%

4.92%

$30,562

$221,234

78%

0.41%

0.55%

18

North Dakota

4.82%

4.93%

$22,897

$230,333

78%

0.42%

0.51%

19

Pennsylvania

4.83%

4.93%

$27,029

$214,394

77%

0.42%

0.54%

20

Georgia

4.83%

4.94%

$29,140

$216,173

78%

0.40%

0.51%

21

Rhode Island

4.83%

4.94%

$25,643

$242,492

73%

0.41%

0.49%

22

Connecticut

4.84%

4.94%

$31,881

$237,825

76%

0.42%

0.55%

23

New Hampshire

4.84%

4.94%

$22,631

$226,846

73%

0.41%

0.51%

24

Florida

4.84%

4.94%

$28,528

$218,638

76%

0.40%

0.51%

25

Wyoming

4.84%

4.96%

$20,458

$221,159

77%

0.50%

0.62%

26

Hawaii

4.85%

4.94%

$39,317

$300,910

66%

0.42%

0.52%

27

South Carolina

4.85%

4.96%

$23,576

$207,002

77%

0.41%

0.50%

28

Wisconsin

4.86%

4.96%

$24,826

$202,333

78%

0.42%

0.52%

29

Tennessee

4.86%

4.96%

$28,318

$210,773

78%

0.41%

0.52%

30

Nevada

4.86%

4.95%

$29,109

$244,981

73%

0.39%

0.50%

31

Alabama

4.86%

4.97%

$28,569

$203,904

74%

0.43%

0.53%

32

Alaska

4.86%

4.97%

$31,706

$248,847

77%

0.45%

0.54%

33

New Mexico

4.86%

4.99%

$23,783

$200,274

74%

0.42%

0.55%

34

Michigan

4.86%

4.98%

$20,440

$200,190

75%

0.42%

0.55%

35

Illinois

4.87%

4.97%

$29,498

$220,124

76%

0.43%

0.53%

36

Kansas

4.87%

4.98%

$23,870

$201,060

79%

0.42%

0.51%

37

Louisiana

4.87%

4.99%

$26,053

$203,938

79%

0.45%

0.61%

38

Vermont

4.87%

4.99%

$27,765

$202,106

73%

0.37%

0.50%

39

Indiana

4.87%

4.99%

$24,013

$195,098

78%

0.43%

0.55%

40

Idaho

4.89%

4.99%

$19,593

$211,520

74%

0.41%

0.50%

41

Mississippi

4.90%

5.04%

$16,297

$190,895

78%

0.50%

0.64%

42

Missouri

4.90%

5.01%

$24,734

$199,948

78%

0.41%

0.50%

43

Nebraska

4.90%

5.03%

$24,609

$201,388

76%

0.41%

0.54%

44

Ohio

4.90%

5.03%

$22,061

$196,052

76%

0.40%

0.53%

45

West Virginia

4.90%

5.04%

$15,369

$189,222

77%

0.42%

0.53%

46

Maine

4.91%

5.02%

$22,462

$202,539

74%

0.42%

0.53%

47

Oklahoma

4.91%

5.03%

$19,456

$186,502

76%

0.42%

0.52%

48

Arkansas

4.92%

5.06%

$17,171

$198,300

77%

0.44%

0.55%

49

Iowa

4.93%

5.04%

$26,746

$203,700

77%

0.46%

0.53%

50

New York

4.96%

5.07%

$43,404

$260,163

71%

0.37%

0.53%

About LendingTree
LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE) is the nation's leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services the same way they would shop for airline tickets or hotel stays, comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners in one simple search, and can choose the option that best fits their financial needs. Services include mortgage loans, mortgage refinances, auto loans, personal loans, business loans, student refinances, credit cards and more. Through the My LendingTree platform, consumers receive free credit scores, credit monitoring and recommendations to improve credit health. My LendingTree proactively compares consumers' credit accounts against offers on our network, and notifies consumers when there is an opportunity to save money. In short, LendingTree's purpose is to help simplify financial decisions for life's meaningful moments through choice, education and support. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc. For more information, go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

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