Los Angeles Mortgage Rates Survey Week of December 24, 2011

Written by: Scott Sery

Los Angeles Mortgage Rates Survey Week of December 24, 2011

According to a recent Primerates.com survey of Los Angeles mortgage rates offered by the largest area banks & credit unions, most institutions offered rates of around 4%.  Wells Fargo (www.wellsfargo.com) offered the lowest rates on 30-year fixed -rate conforming loans in the LA metro area for well-qualified borrowers with 3.88%.  Citibank (www.citibank.com) and Cathay Bank (www.cathaybank.com) both offered rates of 4.25%.

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Top LA Area Banks and Credit Unions

As of

30-year Fixed

15-year Fixed

5/1 ARM

Wells Fargo

12/24/11

3.88%

3.25%

2.25%

JP Morgan Chase

12/24/11

4.00%

3.25%

2.63%

Comerica

12/23/11

4.06%

3.38%

2.58%

Bank of America

12/23/11

4.13%

3.38%

2.75%

Onewest Bank

12/24/11

4.13%

3.63%

3.25%

US Bank National

12/23/11

4.13%

3.80%

2.63%

Bank of the West

12/24/11

4.13%

3.50%

3.13%

Citibank

12/24/11

4.25%

3.50%

NA

Cathay Bank

12/23/11

4.25%

3.50%

2.38%

Union Bank

12/24/11

NA

4.13%

3.50%

 

Listed rates from banks, thrifts and credit union were listed on their websites on the date indicated for conforming loans with 0 points.  Data is believed accurate at time of collection, can change without notice, and will vary based on an individual’s credit history.  Contact a specific institution for current rates.


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