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.
In order to help you see how Montana mortgage rates compare with National rates, check out the following rate table from the industry website mortgagenewsdaily.com. These rates represent national averages and are based on specific loan assumptions.
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.
In order to qualify for the best mortgage rates in Montana 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 Bills.com article about qualifying for a mortgage.
Montana is the forty fourth most populous US state. According to the US census, as of 2016, there is an estimated population of about 1.04 million residents, which represents 0.3% of the US population.
According to Wikipedia "Montana is a relative hub of beer microbrewing, ranking third in the nation in number of craft breweries per capita in 2011. There are significant industries for lumber and mineral extraction; the state's resources include gold, coal, silver, talc, and vermiculite.Tourism is also important to the economy with over ten million visitors a year to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, the Missouri River headwaters, the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park. "
According to the Glassman-ACS report for 2015, Montana had the twenty fourth highest poverty level in 2015, with 14.6% percent of people below poverty level, compared to 14.7% nationally. Montana’s median household economy in 2015 was approximately $49,509 much lower than the national average of $55,775.
Based on 2015 HMDA data, Based on 2015 HMDA data, Montana had a higher percentage of purchase loans (56% vs 51% national) and lower share of refinance loans (40% vs 46% nationally). Conventional loans were a bit lower than national averages (67% vs 69% nationally), as well as FHA loans (15% vs 20% nationally). Both Rural, FSA/RHS (5% vs. 2% nationally) and VA loans (14% vs 10% nationally) represented a larger share of Montana loans.
Here are some outside resources that can help you understand the Montana mortgage environment:
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 Montana and the US:
Mortgage Rates for Conventional Loans in Montana vs USA
Mortgage Fees for Conventional Loans in Montana
Purchase Price for Conventional Loans in Montana vs USA