If “good” means best available, it will be around 12% for credit card debt and around 3.5% for a 30-year mortgage.
Secondly, do you pay both APR and interest rate?
APR, or annual percentage rate. They’re required to show you both rates, because APR gives you a sense of the lender’s fees in addition to the interest rate. As a borrower, you need to know if a lender is making up for a low advertised interest rate with high fees, and that’s what the APR can tell you.
Beside this, does APR include PMI?
The APR includes your nominal interest rate as well as any prepaid interest, private mortgage insurance (PMI) or other fees you need to pay.
Is 2.25 a good interest rate?
Whether or not you qualify for 2.25%, rates are ridiculously low. The truth is, the lowest advertised rates almost always go to top–tier borrowers; those with excellent credit scores and 20% down payments. So a 2.25% mortgage rate will be out of reach for many.
If you can qualify for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage anywhere between 3% to 3.5% you’re getting a solid deal. Certain mortgages typically have higher rates, like loans for investment properties, jumbo loans, and cash-out refinance mortgages.
Throughout the first half of 2021, the best mortgage rates have been in the high–2% range. And a ‘good’ mortgage rate has been around 3% to 3.25%.
Anything at or below 3% is an excellent mortgage rate. … For example, if you get a $250,000 mortgage with a fixed 2.8% interest rate on a 30-year term, you could be paying around $1,027 per month and $119,805 interest over the life of your loan.
The Bottom Line. While the interest rate determines the cost of borrowing money, the APR is a more accurate picture of total borrowing cost because it takes into consideration other costs associated with procuring a loan, particularly a mortgage.
The best 30-year mortgage rates are usually lower than 4%, and the average mortgage rate nationally on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 3.86% as of January 2020. However, mortgage rates have gone as low as 3.32% and as high as 18.39% in the past.
What’s the difference? APR is the annual cost of a loan to a borrower — including fees. Like an interest rate, the APR is expressed as a percentage. Unlike an interest rate, however, it includes other charges or fees such as mortgage insurance, most closing costs, discount points and loan origination fees.