Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates

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About Mortgage Rates in Pennsylvania

When you are looking for a mortgage in Pennsylvania you have many great areas to choose from: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and even Erie to name a few. You can expect that with an area offering over 5.4 million housing units and more than 70% being owner occupied that mortgage and refinance loan choices can be found if you have good credit. The tough part is finding best loan features for your situation. Details such as points and PMI can cost you money if you do not understand them and know what you should pay.

Mortgage 101 is here to help. Check out all latest lending rates on all types of mortgage loans. Use the online tools to calculate mortgage payments and determine your tax benefits.

Fixed Rate Mortgages in Pennsylvania

This is your parent's mortgage loan. The mortgage interest rate will remain the same on these mortgages throughout the term of the mortgage for the original borrower.

The 5/5 & 5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage

This mortgage type offers a stable payment and interest rate for the first five years. In the sixth year the interest rates, and therefore the payments, are adjusted every five years for the 5/5 arm and every year for the 5/1 arm.
Fixed Rate Mortgage

Mortgage Refinancing

In some instances, refinancing your current mortgage loan can help you lower your mortgage payment. Borrowers can borrow against the equity built up in their home at a lower cost than they can from other sources. Like most mortgage interest, another benefit to mortgage refinancing is that if you pay off credit cards, the interest you pay will now be tax deductible.

Other Mortgage Terms

Annual Percentage Rate (APR) - The measurement of the full cost of a loan including interest and loan fees expressed as a yearly percentage rate. Because all lenders apply the same rules in calculating the annual percentage rate it provides consumers with a good basis for comparing the cost of different loans.

Closing Costs - Expenses over and above the price of the property that are incurred by buyers and sellers when transferring ownership of a property. Closing costs normally include an origination fee property taxes charges for title insurance and escrow costs appraisal fees etc. Closing costs will vary according to the area country and the lenders used.