September 2021 Mortgage Rates

September 2021 mortgage rates are fairly stable as we finish off summer and head into the fall. Demand for mortgages remains healthy as homebuyers and current homeowners take advantage of the current low rate environment.

As we move into September the main driver of mortgage rates will be how well or how bad things are going with the Delta variant and inflation.

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Opportunities And Risks For September 2021 Mortgage Rates

We’re expecting a fairly “boring” month for mortgage rates.

There is a healthy mix of inflation fears (bad for mortgage rates) and economic fears (good for mortgage rates). Unless something significant and unexpected happens we anticipate September 2021 mortgage rates to be stable for the most part.

The number one risk for mortgage rates is a quick end to the Delta variant (this would cause mortgage rates to move higher). And if things get significantly worse with the Delta variant that could be an opportunity for mortgage rates to improve.

September 2021 Mortgage Rate Forecast For California

Here are our latest September 2021 mortgage rate forecasts for California:

  • 30-year fixed rates below 2.75%
  • 20-year fixed rates below 2.625%
  • 15-year fixed rates below 2.125%

Our September 2021 mortgage rate forecast is based on properties in California, a loan amount of $350,000, a primary home, excellent credit (740 or higher credit score), and a Loan-To-Value ratio below 60% (purchase transactions).

We may see days in which mortgage rates spike higher however overall we believe there will be opportunities to lock a mortgage rate at or below these levels throughout the month of August.

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Mortgage Rate And Payment Chart

Here is a quick reference guide to September 2021 mortgage rate possibilities in California (these are not quotes; just examples) and the payments associated with each level based on various conforming loan amounts. See our important disclosure below.

30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage:

TermLoan AmountMortgage RatePayment
30-year fixed$205,5002.50%$811.97
30-year fixed$305,5002.50%$1,207.09
30-year fixed$405,5002.50%$1,602.22
30-year fixed$505,002.50%$1,997.34

20-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage:

TermLoan AmountMortgage RatePayment
20-year fixed$205,5002.25%$1,064.10
20-year fixed$305,5002.25%$1,581.90
20-year fixed$405,5002.25%$2,099.71
20-year fixed$505,5002.25%$2,617.52

15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage:

TermLoan AmountMortgage RatePayment
15-year fixed$205,5001.875%$1,310.62
15-year fixed$305,5001.875%$1,948.38
15-year fixed$405,5001.875%$2,586.15
15-year fixed$505,5001.875%$3,223.92

Important Disclosure For September 2021 mortgage rates: The above is not a mortgage rate quote; nor is it an offer to lend. It’s only a generic example of various mortgage rates, loan amounts, and payments. Our mortgage rate chart is meant to educate and inform our readers. The current September 2021 mortgage rate market may be higher or lower than the examples listed in these mortgage rate charts. Also; mortgage rates can and often do adjust multiple times a day. 

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Update Mortgage Guidelines September 2021

Mortgage guidelines have not changed much the last 3-4 months and we expect that to continue through out 2021.

Economic Calendar For September 2021

Here we cover the daily economic events that might impact mortgage rates. After the report comes out we’ll update the post with that information and comment on if there is a potential impact on the Mortgage-Backed Securities market and consumer mortgage rates.

To start things off we have:

Thursday – September 9th:

  • Jobless Claims: Last week the Jobless Claims report came in at 340,000 and this week the report came in at 310,000. Continued Claims came in at 2,783,000 (last week Continued Claims came in at 2,748,000).

Wednesday – September 8th:

  • MBA Purchase and Refinance Index: The Purchase Index came in at 258.4 and the Refinance Index came in at 3292.1. There was no impact to September 2021 mortgage rates.
  • Consumer Credit: The Consumer Credit report came in at 17 billion dollar increase and expectations were for a reading of a 25.0 billion dollar increase.

Friday – September 4th:

  • Employment Report: Expectations were for 728,000 jobs created and the report showed only 235,000 jobs created. Wage earnings jumped much higher than expected (0.6% vs 0.3%). September 2021 mortgage rates were under pressure post report (due to the huge jump in wages).

Thursday – September 3rd:

  • Jobless Claims: Last week the Jobless Claims report came in at 353,000 and this week the report came in at 340,000 (this had no impact on September 2021 mortgage rates). Continued Claims came in at 2,748,000 (last week Continued Claims came in at 2,775,000).

Wednesday – September 2nd:

  • MBA Purchase and Refinance Index: The MBA Purchase Index came in at 259.0 (last week it was 257.5) and the MBA Refinance Index came in at 3385.8 (last week 3520.7).
  • ADP Employment Report: The market is expecting the report to show 613,000 jobs created after last month’s report of 374,000 jobs created. This might help September 2021 mortgage rates if the Friday employment report is below expectations.
  • ISM Manufacturing PMI: The market was expecting the ISM Manufacturing PMI report to come in at 58.6 however the report came in at 59.9.

Mortgage Rates And The Monthly Jobs Report

The market is expecting the monthly jobs report to come in at 750,000 jobs created however there are concerns it could come in lower than that after a disappointing ADP Employment Report.

Average earnings expectations are expected to increase 0.3% and average hours worked expectations are 34.8 hours.

If the report comes in significantly below expectations that might help September 2021 mortgage rates.

September 2021 Mortgage Rates In California – Average

We’ll update this section as we move further into September however to start off the month we’re seeing the following averages.

  • The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is 2.625%.
  • The average 20-year fixed mortgage rate is 2.50%
  • The average 15-year fixed rate is 2.00%.

This is an average of the September 2021 mortgage rates of everyone we’re seeing; from less than perfect credit to excellent credit. Please keep in mind that mortgage rates adjust daily; sometimes multiple times during the day. For a mortgage quote specific to your situation please be sure to contact us directly.

Mortgage-Backed Securities & Treasury Snapshot

September 6th – September 10th:

Mortgage-Backed Security UMBS 2.0 started the week at the 101.17 level and the UMBS 2.5 coupon started at the 103.72 level. The 10y Treasury yield was at the 1.36% level to start the week.

At the end of the week, Mortgage-Backed Security UMBS 2.0 was at the (pending) level and the UMBS 2.5 coupon was nearing the (pending) level. The 10y Treasury yield was at (pending).

September 1st – September 3rd:

Mortgage-Backed Security UMBS 2.0 started the week at the 101.30 level and the UMBS 2.5 coupon started at the 103.83 level. The 10y Treasury yield was at the 1.28% level to start the week.

At the end of the week, Mortgage-Backed Security UMBS 2.0 was at the 101.34 level and the UMBS 2.5 coupon was nearing the 103.84 level. The 10y Treasury yield was at 1.32%.

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