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Initial rates displayed are based on a $200,000 loan for a purchase or refinance transaction of an owner occupied, single-family residence with 62.5% LTV and 740 credit score and no cash out. By adjusting these assumptions you can update the type of loan, property, credit rating, and down payment that you are looking for. The rates were submitted by each individual lender/broker on the date indicated. Rate/APR terms offered by advertisers may differ from those listed above based on the creditworthiness of the borrower and other differences between an individual loan and the loan criteria used for the HSH quotes. Annual percentage rate in ARM products may increase after the loan is closed. More Info. These quotes are from banks, thrifts and brokers who have paid for a link to their website in the listings above and you can find additional information about their loan programs on their websites.

Delaware Mortgage Rates

Comparing Delaware Mortgage Rates with National Rates

In order to help you see how Delaware mortgage rates compare with National rates, check out the following rate table from the industry website These rates represent national averages and are based on specific loan assumptions. 

Shopping for Best Mortgage Rates in Delaware

It is important to shop around for the best terms. Make sure that you compare rates, lender fees and learn about third party fees. When comparing mortgage offers check out the term (length), interest rate (fixed vs. variable), and if applicable the cost of mortgage insurance. Get more information about mortgage rates and mortgage fees. Also, FHA loans, which always require mortgage insurance, differ from conventional loans, which require Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) if your loan to value ratio (LTV) is over 80%.  Make sure that you use all of your costs when comparing loans.

Qualifying for a Mortgage in Delaware

In order to qualify for the best mortgage rates in Delaware it is important to have an excellent credit score. Also, you want to make sure that your debt to income ratio (DTI) and your downpayment or equity position , your loan to value ratio (LTV) are sufficient to qualify. Read this article about qualifying for a mortgage.

Mortgage Resources for Delaware

Delaware is the forty fifth most populous US state. According to the US census, as of 2016, there is an estimated population of about 0.95 million residents, which represents 0.3% of the US population.

According to the 2017 Delaware State Government Data Book, "Delaware’s economy has long been a source for innovation and technological growth. Some of the state’s most prominent firms, such as E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, AstraZeneca and W. L Gore and Associates, are world renowned for their technical breakthroughs and resulting commercial success. Because of the presence of these firms and others alike, as well as our highly capable research universities, Delaware ranks first in industry investment in research and development, and has the fourth highest concentration of scientists and engineers in the United States“.

In addition, according to Wikipedia: "Delaware's agricultural output consists of poultry, nursery stock, soybeans, dairy products and corn. Dover Air Force Base, located next to the state capital of Dover, is one of the largest Air Force bases in the country and is a major employer in Delaware. More than 50% of all U.S. publicly traded companies and 63% of the Fortune 500 are incorporated in Delaware."

According to the Glassman-ACS report for 2015, Delaware ranked 33rd among the states in highest poverty level in 2015, with 12.4% percent of people below poverty level, compared to 14.7% nationally. Delaware’s median household economy in 2015 was approximately $61,255, which was higher than the national average of $55,775.

Based on 2015 HMDA data, Based on 2015 HMDA data, Delaware compared to National loan program distribution, had a similar percentage of purchase loans (52% vs 51% national) and lower share of refinance loans (45% vs 46% nationally). Conventional loans were much lower than national averages (60% vs 69% nationally). The FHA loan share was higher (25% vs 20% nationally), as were VA loans (12% vs 10% nationally).

Here are some outside resources that can help you understand the Delaware mortgage environment:

  1. FHA loan amounts in Delaware: (note:set the table to Delaware). There are 3 counties in the state of Delaware. None of the counties were at the Highest loan limit, currently at $636,150. Most,67% were at the Standard loan limit, currently at $275,665. The remaining 33% were between those limits.
  2. FHFA Conventional Loan Amounts: Check the pdf from FHFA for all states and search for Delaware and your county or check out the FHFA conforming limit map. The FHFA has higher base limits than the FHA, currently at $424,100. All of the counties are within this limit.
  3. Delaware First Home Buyer Programs: The Delaware State Housing Authority aims to provide, "quality, affordable housing opportunities and appropriate supportive services to low- and moderate-income Delawareans." They offer down payment assistance programs together with their Welcome Home loans for first time homebuyers, and the Home Again program for repeat homebuyers.  If needed second mortgage loans are available for downpayment and closing cost assistance. The mortgages have property, income and credit requirements.
  4. Homebuyer Education Programs: Many programs require a homebuyer education class. For more information check out the Hud’s website

Mortgage Trends and Statistics for Delaware

Mortgage rates, loan amounts, LTV, (etc) vary based on areas. The FHFA provides a useful insight into differences in conventional loans. We are providing historical data based on State based information for 2002 - 2015.

Source of Data: FHFA Historical Table  - (TERMS ON CONVENTIONAL HOME MORTGAGES) Table 15 - By State and Table 12 Fixed-Rate Mortgages 

Check out some differences between Delaware and the US:

  • Mortgage Rates for Conventional Loans in Delaware
  • Mortgage Fees for Conventional Loans in Delaware
  • Loan Amount for Conventional Loans in Delaware


Mortgage Rates for Conventional Loans in Delaware vs USA


Mortgage Fees for Conventional Loans in Delaware


Purchase Price for Conventional Loans in Delaware vs USA

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  • 35x35
    Aug, 2014
    These rates are very helpful. I would recommend locking in long duration (30 year fixed rates) loans if you plan to live in your home for an extended period of time.
    1 Votes

  • GM
    May, 2013
    Are rates rising, and should I lock in a rate in the current low mortgage rate environment?
    2 Votes

    • BA
      May, 2013
      Mortgage rates constantly fluctuate. I recommend shopping around for a mortgage that fits your budget and has the right mix of interest rate and fees. Locking your rate is a great idea if you know the time frame that you will close the loan. Most loan offers have a 30-day lock period. If you pass the time of the lock, you may need to pay additional fees.
      3 Votes

  • NR
    Sep, 2012
    Cars and houses are quite expensive and not everybody is able to buy it. However, loans are created to support different people in such kind of situations.
    2 Votes

  • MC
    Jan, 2012
    Playa Del Rey, CA
    Are mortgage rates on HARP loans higher than on conventional loans? What about the fees? Thanks!
    0 Votes

    • BA
      Jan, 2012
      Mortgage rates and fees for HARP loans, will be similar to rates on other conventional loans. However, due to the fact that HARP loans are offered by fewer lenders, you can expect a premium on the price. Many people are restricted to going to their original lender/servicer, due to a high DTI. If that is the case the room for negotiating is low. I recommend that you shop around for the best rate. The automated underwriting systems for new lenders will be available in March 2012.
      2 Votes

  • KH
    Nov, 2011
    Palm Bay, FL
    I went through a divorce in 2005 and found out that my name was not on anything we were paying on. So even though we owned 2 homes and paid on time always, my FICO credit score right now is 530. I know this is really bad. I am in the position now to be able to put at least $20,000 down on a home listed at $87900. Do you think anyone will give me a loan with this awful credit score. I do have a steady income and very low bills. No credit cards or other debt. only utilities and rent right now. Even with my down payment is it going to be implossible to find someone to approve me for a mortgage loan?
    0 Votes

    • BA
      Nov, 2011
      I doubt you will qualify for a reasonable loan when you have, essentially, no credit history. Focus your energy on building your credit history.
      0 Votes