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High Home Values And Low Mortgage Rates

Last week we referenced a Lending Tree infographic in our weekly Mortgage News Update For Homeowners series that showed California averages the lowest mortgage rates and the highest home values compared to the rest of the country. For anyone living in California, it’s no surprise that California has the highest home values however I think a lot of homeowners and homebuyers would be surprised to hear that we also have the lowest mortgage rates.

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California Cities That Top The List:

The cities that top the list in home values in California including but not limited to San Diego (area), Irvine (area), Anaheim (area), Long Beach (area), Los Angeles (area), Santa Barbara, Silicon Valley, and the Bay Area in Northern California.


Home Sales Data By City

Here is an updated list of recent home sales data around the State. Since the Fall the number of sales have decreased and inventory has gone higher for most of the state. Overall values are staying level with pockets of declining values in some cities.

  • San Diego: According to KGTV home sales are down in San Diego and home prices are up
  • Anaheim: According to the Orange County Register home sales recently declined 8% in Anaheim
  • Long Beach: Zillow says Long Beach home values are up 3.1%
  • Los Angeles: According to LACurbed sales in Los Angeles, California has slowed however home values remain high
  • San Jose: The Mercury News claims home sales slowed in the San Jose area and prices are flat
  • San Francisco: According to SFCurbed sales in San Francisco were at an eleven-year low late last year

Current Mortgage Rates

If you are looking for today’s mortgage rates please be sure to visit our daily updates for all the latest information and news about current mortgage rates. In this series, we provide easy-to-read and consumer-friendly analysis of what is influencing mortgage rates, events to keep an eye and general mortgage industry news you can use to save you money on your next mortgage transaction.

The Most Popular Mortgage In California

Based on our experience we believe the 30-year fixed mortgage is the most popular mortgage term in the State of California. It provides the safety of a fixed rate and the flexibility that a lower mortgage payment provides. The 7/1 Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) is also popular as well as the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage. Previously we did a 30 year vs 15 year fixed rate comparison to help those considering the two options decide which term is best for them.

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About The Author

Loan Officer Kevin O'Connor has over 17 years of experience as a Mortgage Loan Originator and is a trusted resource for mortgage education and information. He's licensed by the state of California and the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System. He has a top rating with the Better Business Bureau, Google, Yelp, and Zillow. You can contact him at 1-800-550-5538. CA DRE #01499872 / NMLS #247447