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Florida Mortgage Rates

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Overview of Florida Mortgages

The Sunshine State draws anyone and everyone, including partiers, retirees, nature-lovers and tourists alike. If you’re thinking of buying a home in the state, Florida mortgage rates tend to hover around the national average. Only one Florida county (Monroe) has a conforming loan limit that's higher than the standard $647,200 limit, indicating a more expensive real estate market there.

Today's Mortgage Rates in Florida

Product Today Last Week Change
30 year fixed 6.88% 6.69% +0.19
15 year fixed 5.75% 5.50% +0.25
5/1 ARM 6.13% 5.63% +0.50
30 yr fixed mtg refi 6.88% 6.25% +0.63
15 yr fixed mtg refi 4.75% 4.75% 0.00
7/1 ARM refi 5.38% 5.38% 0.00
15 yr jumbo fixed mtg refi 2.93% 2.96% -0.03

National Mortgage Rates

Source: Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, SmartAsset Research
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Historical Mortgage Rates in Florida

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Florida Mortgage Rates Quick Facts

  • Median Home Value: $245,100 (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Loan Funding Rate: 51.51% (CFPB)
  • Homeownership Rate: 68.7% (St. Louis Fed)
  • Median Monthly Homeownership Costs: $1,503 (U.S. Census Bureau)

Florida has the third-largest population of any of the 50 states, with a sizable mortgage market to match. In the last few years Florida mortgage rates are a bit higher than the U.S. average.

A financial advisor in Florida can help you plan for the homebuying process. Financial advisors can also help with investing and financial plans, including tax, retirement and estate planning, to make sure you are preparing for the future.

Florida Historic Mortgage Rates*

YearFlorida RateU.S. Rate
20007.967.86
20017.036.94
20026.536.44
20035.785.67
20045.755.68
20055.945.85
20066.706.54
20076.556.42
20086.176.06
20095.115.05
20104.874.81
20114.594.56
20123.673.65
20133.863.84
20144.194.13
20153.963.88
20163.773.73
20174.104.03
20184.624.56

*The FHFA stopped reporting new data in 2018.

Florida Mortgages Overview

Anyone shopping for a mortgage in Florida will want to be aware of some of the particularities of the Florida mortgage market. There is one Florida county that has a conforming loan limit above the standard $647,200 mark: Monroe County. Key West lies in this county where the conventional loan limit is $710,700.

FHA limits are a little different. In Florida, they range from the baseline $420,680 to as high as $710,700 in Monroe County.

Conforming and FHA Loan Limits by County

CountyConforming LimitFHA Limit
Alachua$647,200$420,680
Baker$647,200$432,400
Bay$647,200$420,680
Bradford$647,200$420,680
Brevard$647,200$420,680
Broward$647,200$460,000
Calhoun$647,200$420,680
Charlotte$647,200$420,680
Citrus$647,200$420,680
Clay$647,200$432,400
Collier$647,200$552,000
Columbia$647,200$420,680
De Soto$647,200$420,680
Dixie$647,200$420,680
Duval$647,200$432,400
Escambia$647,200$420,680
Flagler$647,200$420,680
Franklin$647,200$420,680
Gadsden$647,200$420,680
Gilchrist$647,200$420,680
Glades$647,200$420,680
Gulf$647,200$420,680
Hamilton$647,200$420,680
Hardee$647,200$420,680
Hendry$647,200$420,680
Hernando$647,200$420,680
Highlands$647,200$420,680
Hillsborough$647,200$420,680
Holmes$647,200$420,680
Indian River$647,200$420,680
Jackson$647,200$420,680
Jefferson$647,200$420,680
Lafayette$647,200$420,680
Lake$647,200$420,680
Lee$647,200$420,680
Leon$647,200$420,680
Levy$647,200$420,680
Liberty$647,200$420,680
Madison$647,200$420,680
Manatee$647,200$420,680
Marion$647,200$420,680
Martin$647,200$431,250
Miami-Dade$647,200$460,000
Monroe$710,700$710,700
Nassau$647,200$432,400
Okaloosa$647,200$539,350
Okeechobee$647,200$420,680
Orange$647,200$420,680
Osceola$647,200$420,680
Palm Beach$647,200$460,000
Pasco$647,200$420,680
Pinellas$647,200$420,680
Polk$647,200$420,680
Putnam$647,200$420,680
St. Johns$647,200$432,400
St. Lucie$647,200$431,250
Santa Rosa$647,200$420,680
Sarasota$647,200$420,680
Seminole$647,200$420,680
Sumter$647,200$420,680
Suwannee$647,200$420,680
Taylor$647,200$420,680
Union$647,200$420,680
Volusia$647,200$420,680
Wakulla$647,200$420,680
Walton$647,200$539,350
Washington$647,200$420,680

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates in Florida

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the home loan that most Americans opt to get. Florida is no different, as most homeowners will get this type of loan. Another option is the 15-year fixed-rate term. With this shorter term, your interest rate might be lower, but your monthly payments will be higher because you’ll be paying off the loan amount in a shorter time frame.

The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate in Florida is 3.42% (Zillow, Jan. 2022).

Florida Jumbo Loan Rates

Across the U.S., the conforming loan limit is generally $647,200. Home loans in excess of the county’s limit are considered non-conforming or more commonly, jumbo loans. They can’t be sold by your lender to government mortgage corporations Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That, plus the fact that they’re larger loans, means jumbo loans are more risky for lenders to take on and therefore come with higher interest rates.

Certain areas are more expensive than average, however. In those places, the conforming loan limit is higher than $647,200, which means you can get a bigger loan without being bumped into the jumbo loan category. As of 2022, only one Florida county has a conforming loan limit above that amount: Monroe County, with a limit of $710,700.

The average Florida 30-year fixed jumbo loan rate is 3.26% (Zillow, Jan. 2022).

Florida ARM Loan Rates

An adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is a mortgage with an interest rate that changes over the life of the loan. ARMs generally come with introductory interest rates that are lower than the going rates for 30-year fixed-rate loans. That introductory rate will hold for a period of 1,3,5,7 or 10 years, depending on the terms of the loan. After that, the lender can adjust the interest rate of the loan once a year. Generally, the rate increases. The amount by which the interest rate on an ARM can jump is capped in the loan term, so you won’t wake up to a 30% mortgage rate.

However, during the mortgage crisis many homeowners struggled to keep up with the payments on their adjustable-rate mortgages. Florida, which went through a foreclosure crisis during the last recession, was home to plenty of borrowers who came to find their monthly mortgage payments unaffordable. Anyone can fall behind on their payments, even with a fixed-rate mortgage, especially in the event of a job loss, divorce or major illness. ARMs are inherently more risky than fixed-rate mortgages if you don’t plan your budget for the highest rate allowed in your mortgage term.

The average rate for a 5/1 ARM in Florida is 2.67% (Zillow, Jan. 2022).

Florida Mortgage Resources

If you need help with your Florida mortgage there are resources available to you. If you meet the income and home purchase price requirements you can qualify for the Florida Housing First Time Homebuyer Program from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. The program sponsors 30-year fixed-rate first mortgages for first-time homebuyers. Additional programs offer help with down payment assistance and closing costs.

Available Resources

ResourceProblem or IssueWho Qualifies
Florida Housing Finance CorporationOffers down payment assistance, closing cost assistance and low-interest rate mortgage loans.Low-to-moderate-income homebuyers.

If the worst happens and you face foreclosure, the process will be a lengthy one. Florida does not allow non-judicial foreclosure, so your lender will have to take you to court. Florida is a recourse state. That means if your home is foreclosed and you owe more to your lender than the home is currently worth, the lender can ask a judge for a deficiency judgment to go after you for the difference between what you owe and what the lender will get from selling the foreclosed home.

Florida Mortgage Taxes

The mortgage interest tax deduction is one of the most famous tax deductions in the country. You’re allowed to deduct mortgage interest you paid during the tax year from your taxable income when you file your federal income taxes. In some states, you can claim the same deduction when you file your state taxes. Not in Florida, however. The state doesn’t have income tax.

However, there are other mortgage-related Florida taxes worth knowing about. There’s a transfer tax any time you’re preparing documents that transfer an interest in real estate. That tax is $0.70 per $100 of the money paid for the property. The one exception to this is Miami-Dade County, where the rate is $0.60 per $100 of value. These rates apply to single-family residences only. If you sell a property that’s not a single-family property there is an additional surtax of $.45 per $100. It’s customary for the seller to cover transfer taxes and fees in Florida.

In Florida, you’ll also pay a mortgage tax of $0.35 for every $100 of your mortgage. This is known as a “documentary stamp tax” and applies to mortgages, liens and other debt-related documents. The buyer is typically responsible for this tax in Florida.

Now for some good news. Something called the Florida Housing Mortgage Credit Certificate Program can give you a tax break for being a homeowner. The program helps first-time homebuyers save money on their taxes by claiming up to 50% of their paid mortgage interest each year as a tax credit on their federal income tax return. The credit is capped at $2,000 per year, but you can deduct all your interest using the mortgage interest tax deduction. Remember that tax credits directly reduce your tax liability, while tax deductions reduce your taxable income.

Florida Mortgage Refinance

You’ll probably still want to shop around for a lender when you’re ready for refinance your mortgage. You don’t have to use the same lender who provided you with your first home loan and you may get a better refinance mortgage rate by switching lenders.

It’s also worth looking into the High Loan-to-Value Refinance Option from Fannie Mae.