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Current Mortgage Rates in Athens, Georgia

Compare mortgage rates and fees for leading lenders in Athens, GA. Review free, personalized mortgage rates based on your specifc loan amount, program and other factors. Easily compare APRs, closing costs and monthly payments to find the lender offering the best mortgage rates in Athens.

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Mortgage Rates in Athens, GA as of October 23, 2019
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How Do Today's Athens, GA Mortgage Rates Compare?

October 23, 2019

The current average rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage in Athens is A.AAA%, the rate for a 15 year fixed rate mortgage is B.BBB% and the rate for a 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is C.CCC%

Mortgage Program
Today's
Athens, GA Rates
National
Average
Comparison
30 Year Fixed Rate
A.AAA%
3.690%
15 Year Fixed Rate
B.BBB%
3.150%
5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage
C.CCC%
3.350%

How Affordable is Housing in Athens, Georgia?

The median home value for Athens, GA (Clarke County) is $182,692

The median household income for Athens, GA (Clarke County) is $35,613

Based on current mortgage rates and a 10% down payment, you need to make $33,895 per year to buy the median priced home in Athens

The home price you can afford to buy based on household income in Athens is 105% of the median home value which means housing prices are average

Athens (Clarke County) ranks 158 out of 159 counties in Georgia and 2,974 out of 3,142 counties in the United States for housing affordability.

According to the FREEandCLEAR Housing Affordability Index, the housing market in Athens, GA is average

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Loan Limits for Athens, Georgia

Mortgage limits affect your loan terms, mortgage program eligibility and what price home you can afford. Review the loan limits for Athens (Clarke County) below.

Conforming loan limits for Athens, GA

1 unit: $484,350
2 units: $620,200
3 units: $749,650
4 units: $931,600

FHA loan limits for Athens, GA

1 unit: $341,550
2 units: $437,250
3 units: $528,500
4 units: $656,800

VA loan limits for Athens, GA

1 unit: $484,350

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Sources

US Census Bureau American Community Survey: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs

FHFA House Price Index: https://www.fhfa.gov/DataTools/Downloads/Pages/House-Price-Index-Datasets.aspx#qat

Income Growth: https://www.bls.gov

National Average Rates: http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/

Conforming Loan Limits: https://www.fhfa.gov/DataTools/Downloads/Pages/Conforming-Loan-Limits.aspx

FHA Loan Limits: https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicostlook.cfm

VA Loan Limits: https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/purchaseco_loan_limits.asp

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