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  • American Financial Resources offers a wide variety of home loan solutions to meet the needs of most residential home buyers and property owners. On this page, we explain how rates are calculated on our website, how pricing may be different on 3rd party publishers' websites, and how mortgage rates and closing costs may vary. We also offer some examples of how various products work in relation to monthly payments, APR, private mortgage insurance, and other contributing factors. If you have any questions during your research, do not hesitate to give one of our mortgage professionals a call at 800-634-8616.

    Rates on American Financial Resources' Website

    Occasionaly we post rates on AFRMortgage.com. The rates are typically based upon the following assumptions:

    • Home Purchase or Rate and Term Mortgage Refinance (not for cash-out refinances)
    • Stand Alone, Single Family Primary Residences
    • Stick Built Construction
    • 75% Loan-to-Value
    • 740 Credit Scores
    • $200,000 Loan Amount
    • 30 Day Rate Lock

    Rates are subject to change without notice and may fluctuate multiple times throughout the day. Posted rates do not constitute an offer to lend. All loans are subject to credit approval. Please contact an American Financial Resources mortgage professional for the most up-to-date pricing and for a quote for your unique scenario.

    Using the Rate Quote Form on AFRMortgage.com

    If you go through the process of filling out the custom pricing quote request on AFRMortgage.com, our automatic pricing platform will take into consideration the various criteria you enter and return pricing based on that criteria. Please note that we will need to speak with your to make sure that other terms and conditions may not apply. An investment property with commercial space, a high-rise condo, and a property on leased land are just a few examples of scenarios where pricing may be different or properties may be ineligible. Borrowers need to speak with a licensed mortgage professional to obtain the most accurate quote possible. As previously mentioned, posted rates do not constitute an offer to lend. All loans are subject to credit approval.

    Rates Posted on 3rd Party Publishing Websites

    American Financial Resources, Inc. advertises interest rates, closing costs, and APR information through multiple online and offline advertising outlets. You may have seen us on sites such as Bankrate.com, HSH.com, or Zillow.com to name a few. Each publisher has their own set of pricing criteria which we must adhere to. The criteria for each one may vary slightly which is why you may see different rates advertised in different places. For instance, one website asks us to quote pricing for a $1650,000 rate and term refinance for someone with 740 credit while another requires that we post rates applicable to a $200,000 loan for a borrower with a 680 score. We encourage shoppers to review the various publishers' pricing guidelines to see if they may be eligible to qualify for the posted terms.

    Mortgage Rates, Closing Costs, & Calculations May Vary

    Please note that the interest rates, APRs, and monthly payment examples on this page are for illustrative purposes so that borrowers can better understand how programs work. Consumers should note that mortgages rates, APRs, and payments will likely vary from what is listed in the examples given. Mortgage rates change frequently and not all borrowers will be eligible. Additional restrictions may apply. Please call and speak with an American Financial Resources mortgage representative for the most up-to-date information.

    Examples of Products Listed on AFRMortgage.com

    The examples below are based upon a purchase or rate and term refinance for a single family, primary residence, for borrowers with credit scores of 700 and higher. Please contact an American Financial Resources mortgage professional to discuss specific products, rates, and calculations.

    Fixed Rate Examples:

    30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage:
    The principal and interest payment on a $200,000 30 year fixed rate mortgage at an interest rate of 5.000% and 75% loan-to-value is $1,073.64. The APR is 5.035% with $800 in fees included into the APR. Example does not include any discount or origination points. Taxes and insurance premiums are not included in the monthly payment. No private mortgage insurance (PMI) is required in this example. 30 year mortgages are amortized over a 360 month period.

    20 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage:
    The principal and interest payment on a $200,000 20 year fixed rate mortgage at an interest rate of 4.875% and 75% loan-to-value is $1,306.14 The APR is 4.923% with $800 in fees included into the APR. Example does not include any discount or origination points. Taxes and insurance premiums are not included in the monthly payment. No private mortgage insurance (PMI) is required in this example. 20 year mortgages are amortized over a 240 month period.

    15 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage:
    The principal and interest payment on a $200,000 15 year fixed rate mortgage at an interest rate of 4.500% and 75% loan-to-value is $1,529.99. The APR is 4.560% with $800 in fees included into the APR. Example does not include any discount or origination points. Taxes and insurance premiums are not included in the monthly payment. No private mortgage insurance (PMI) is required in this example. 15 year mortgages are amortized over a 180 month period.

    10 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage:
    The principal and interest payment on a $200,000 10 year fixed rate mortgage at an interest rate of 4.500% and 75% loan-to-value is $2,072.77. The APR is 4.586% with $800 in fees included into the APR. Example does not include any discount or origination points. Taxes and insurance premiums are not included in the monthly payment. No private mortgage insurance (PMI) is required in this example. 10 year mortgages are amortized over a 120 month period.

    FHA Mortgage Financing Examples:

    30 Year Fixed Rate FHA Loans:
    The principal and interest (P&I) payment on a $122,100 year fixed rate home loan at an interest rate of 5.000% and 80% loan-to-value is $785.46 ($655.46 P&I + $130 monthly mortgage insurance premium). This is based upon a $150,000 home sales price, 20% down payment, 1.75% one-time upfront mortgage insurance premium (MIP) of the base loan amount of $120,000 ($120,000 X 1.75% = $2,100), and monthly mortgageinsurance premium at 1.30% of the base loan amount. The APR is 6.153% with $800 in fees and the 1.75% upfront MIP incorporated into the APR. Taxes and homeowners insurance premiums are not included. 30 year home loans have monthly payments for 360 months. With mortgages with LTVs of 90% or less, the .45% mortgage insurance premium must be paid for 132 months or until the loan is paid off, whichever occurs first.

    15 Year Fixed Rate FHA Loans:

    The principal and interest (P&I) payment on a $122,100 year fixed rate home loan at an interest rate of 4.5000% and 80% loan-to-value is $979.06 ($934.06 P&I + $45 monthly mortgage insurance premium). This is based upon a $150,000 home sales price, 20% down payment, 1.75% one-time upfront mortgage insurance premium (MIP) of the base loan amount of $120,000 ($120,000 X 1.75% = $2,100), and monthly mortgage insurance premium at 1.30% of the base loan amount. The APR is 5.320% with $800 in fees and the 1.75% upfront MIP incorporated into the APR. Taxes and homeowners insurance premiums are not included. 15 year home loans have monthly payments for 180 months. With mortgages with LTVs of 90% or less, the .45% mortgage insurance premium must be paid for 132 months or until the loan is paid off, whichever occurs first.

    USDA Rural Housing Loan Example:

    30 Year Fixed Rate USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Loan:

    The monthly payment (principal and interest) on a $127,500 ($125,000 loan amount + $2500 upfront guarantee fee added to the loan) 30 year fixed rate USDA rural housing loan at an interest rate of 6% and 100% LTV (zero down) is $1,203.76 ($1,135.58 P&I + $68.18 Monthly MIP). This scenario is based upon a $125000 sales price and a 2.00% upfront guarantee fee of the base loan amount of $2500 ($125,000 X 2% = $2,500) and a monthly mortgage insurance premium (MIP) at .40% (of base loan amount). The APR is 6.641% with $800 in fees and the 2.00% upfront guarantee fee calculated into the APR. 30 year fixed rate home loans require monthly payments for 360 months (12 month X 30 years = 360 months). Payment example above does not include taxes, homeowners insurance, and any home related dues (i.e. HOA dues). Please contact an American Financial Resources mortgage professional to learn more USDA rural housing loans.

    Adjustable Rate Examples:

    Please contact a licensed mortgage professional before considering an adjustable rate mortgage. Adjustable rate loans carry a higher degree of risk and it's important to fully understand how these loans function before taking out an ARM.

    7/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgages

    The principal and interest payment on a $200,000 7/1 adjustable rate mortgage at an interest rate of 5.000% and 75% loan-to-value is $1,073.64 at a margin of 2.5% and a current index rate of 1.50%. At the time of closing, the Annual Percentage Rate is 4.518% with $800 in fees incorporated into the APR. The monthly payment does not include taxes and insurance payments. No PMI is required in this example. 7/1 year mortgages have monthly mortgage payments for 360 months. With this 7/1 adjustable rate mortgage, the loan has an introductory rate which exists for the first 7 years of the loan. After the first 7 years, the principal and interest payment will go up or down based upon the index at that moment and the margin and caps associated with the product and, a borrower's rate will adjust once a year thereafter.

    5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgages

    The principal and interest payment on a $200,000 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage at an interest rate of 4.750% and 75% loan-to-value is $1,043.29 at a margin of 2.5% and a current index rate of 1.50%. At the time of closing, the Annual Percentage Rate is 4.307% with $800 in fees incorporated into the APR. The monthly payment does not include taxes and insurance payments. No PMI is required in this example. 5/1 year mortgages have monthly mortgage payments for 360 months. With this 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages, the loan has an introductory rate which exists for the first 5 years of the loans. After the first 5 years, the principal and interest payment will go up or down based upon the index at that moment and the margin and caps associated with the product and, a borrower's rate will adjust once a year thereafter.

    VA Financing Examples

    30 Year VA Fixed Rate Loans

    The principal and interest payment on a $150,000 30 year VA fixed rate mortgage at an interest rate of 5.500% and 100% loan-to-value (zero down payment) is $805.24. VA loans do not have mortgage insurance premiums. The APR is 5.192% with a 2.15% funding fee paid at closing (will vary) and 0% origination and discount points. 30 year fixed rate home loans require repayment over the course of 360 months. Contact an American Financial Resources mortgage professional for eligibility information. Monthly taxes, insurance, and any HOA dues are not included in the monthly payment example above.

    15 Year VA Fixed Rate Loans

    The principal and interest payment on a $150,000 15 year VA fixed rate mortgage at an interest rate of 4.500% and 100% loan-to-value (zero down payment) is $1,186.20. VA loans do not have mortgage insurance premiums. The APR is 5.332% with a 2.15% funding fee paid at closing (will vary) and 0% origination and discount points. 15 year fixed rate home loans require repayment over the course of 180 months. Contact an American Financial Resources mortgage professional for eligibility information. Monthly taxes, insurance, and any HOA dues are not included in the monthly payment example above.



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