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    Today’s mortgage and refinance rates in Wyoming

    Today’s mortgage and refinance rates in Wyoming

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    Buying a home in Wyoming

    According to Zillow, the typical home value in Wyoming is a little lower than the typical value of $320,662 across the US. The typical home value in Wyoming is $$297,672, and home values have increased 12.0% over the past year.

    Historic mortgage rates for Wyoming

    By looking at the average mortgage rates in Wyoming since 2012, you can see trends for 30-year fixed mortgages, 15-year fixed mortgages, and 7/1 adjustable mortgages:

    Seeing how today’s rates compare to historic Wyoming mortgage rates may help you decide whether you’d be getting a good deal by getting a mortgage or refinancing now.

    Mortgage calculator

    Use our free mortgage calculator to see how today’s mortgage rates would affect your monthly payments.

    Mortgage Calculator


    Your estimated monthly payment

    • Paying a 25% higher down payment would save you $8,916.08 on interest charges
    • Lowering the interest rate by 1% would save you $51,562.03
    • Paying an additional $500 each month would reduce the loan length by 146 months

    By clicking on “More details,” you’ll read about how to save money on your mortgage.

    Wyoming first-time homebuyer programs

    You may qualify for financial assistance through the Wyoming Community Development Authority, as long as you get your mortgage from a participating lender. Here are the available assistance programs:

    • Down Payment Assistance: Borrow up to $10,000 for down payment assistance. There’s no interest rate, and you’ll pay back the loan when you sell or refinance the home, or after you’ve completely paid off the mortgage.
    • Mortgage Credit Certificate: Claim a percentage of interest paid on your mortgage on your federal taxes each year.
    • Federal Housing Administration mortgageYou can get a down payment of 3.5% with a credit score of at least 580, or get a mortgage with a credit score between 500 and 580 with 10% down using this loan, which is also called an FHA loan. 
    • United States Department of Agriculture mortgage:  These loans, also called USDA loans, can be useful if you are a low-to-moderate income borrower looking to buy a home in a rural or suburban area.
    • Veterans Affairs mortgage:  These mortgages, also called VA loans, are for active-service military members or veterans, or spouses of members who have died and can provide lower interest rates than conventional mortgages.

    Refinancing your mortgage in Wyoming

    Mortgage refinance rates are low these days, so it could be a good time to refinance your current mortgage into one with a lower interest rate — especially if the new rate would be significantly lower.

    You might end up refinancing with the same lender that gave you your original mortgage, but it’s not always the best idea. A different company could offer you a lower rate the second time around. Shop around for a lender that will offer the best interest rate and charge relatively low fees.

    How to get a low interest rate on your mortgage

    Here are some tips for landing a good interest rate on your mortgage:

    • Save for a down payment. With a conventional loan, you may be able to put down as little as 3%. But the higher your down payment, the lower your rate will likely be. Rates should stay low for a while, so you probably have time to save more.
    • Increase your credit score. Many lenders require a minimum credit score of 620 to receive a mortgage. But the higher your score, the better your rate will be. To improve your credit score, be sure to pay all your bills on time. You can also pay down debts or let your credit age.
    • Lower your debt-to-income ratio. Your DTI is the amount you pay toward debts each month, divided by your gross monthly income. Most lenders want to see a DTI of 36% or less, but an even lower DTI can result in a better rate. To improve your DTI, pay down debts or figure out whether you can earn more money.
    • Choose a federally backed mortgage. If you’re eligible, you might consider a USDA loan (for low-to-moderate-income borrowers buying in a rural area), a VA loan (for military members and veterans), or an FHA loan (not designated for any particular group). These loans typically come with lower interest rates than conventional mortgages. As a bonus, you won’t need a down payment for USDA or VA loans.

    Improving your financial situation and choosing the right type of mortgage for your needs can help you get the best interest rate possible.

    Mortgage and refinance rates by state

    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Washington DC
    West Virginia

    Laura Grace Tarpley, CEPF

    Editor, Banking & Mortgages

    Laura Grace Tarpley is an editor at Insider, responsible for banking and mortgage coverage on Personal Finance Insider. She covers mortgage rates, refinance rates, lenders, bank accounts, and borrowing and savings tips. She is also a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF). Before joining the Insider team, she was a freelance finance writer for companies like SoFi and The Penny Hoarder, as well as an editor at FluentU. You can reach Laura Grace at
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