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Current Mortgage Rates in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Mortgage Rates in Lake Charles, LA as of August 22, 2019
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How Do Today's Lake Charles, LA Mortgage Rates Compare?

August 22, 2019

The current average rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage in Lake Charles 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
Lake Charles, LA Rates
National
Average
Comparison
30 Year Fixed Rate
A.AAA%
3.600%
15 Year Fixed Rate
B.BBB%
3.050%
5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage
C.CCC%
3.360%

How Affordable is Housing in Lake Charles, Louisiana?

The median home value for Lake Charles, LA (Calcasieu County) is $173,863

The median household income for Lake Charles, LA (Calcasieu County) is $49,693

Based on current mortgage rates and a 10% down payment, you need to make $32,257 per year to buy the median priced home in Lake Charles

The home price you can afford to by based on household income in Lake Charles is 154% of the median home value which means housing prices are average

Lake Charles (Calcasieu County) ranks 56 out of 64 counties in Louisiana and 2,481 out of 3,142 counties in the United States for housing affordability.

According to the FREEandCLEAR Housing Affordability Index, the housing market in Lake Charles, LA is average

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Loan Limits for Lake Charles, Louisiana

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

Conforming loan limits for Lake Charles, LA

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

FHA loan limits for Lake Charles, LA

1 unit: $314,827
2 units: $403,125
3 units: $487,250
4 units: $605,525

VA loan limits for Lake Charles, LA

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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