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Overview of Indiana Mortgages

The Hoosier state is a mid-range state in terms of population, but its mortgage rates tend to be on the high side compared to the rest of the country. Indiana counties’ conforming loan limits and FHA loan limits hover around average, with the exception of some higher FHA limits throughout the state.

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Source: Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, SmartAsset Research
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Indiana Mortgage Rates Quick Facts
  • Average Home Value: $116,900 (zillow.com)
  • Loan Funding Rate: 62.9%
  • Average Mortgage Rate: 4.16%
  • Homeownership Rate: 69.4% (St. Louis Fed)
  • Average Annual Mortgage Payment: $5,465

Historical Mortgage Rates in Indiana

Indiana mortgage rates are generally higher than the national average. So far, 2016 Indiana mortgage rates are a few points higher than the country’s average.

Indiana Historic Mortgage Rates

YearIndiana RateU.S. Rate
198214.9714.73
198312.4512.26
198412.1211.99
198511.2811.17
19869.889.79
19879.078.95
19888.908.98
198910.029.81
19909.919.74
19919.349.07
19928.097.83
19937.086.93
19947.667.31
19958.017.69
19967.767.58
19977.697.52
19987.126.97
19997.387.14
20008.137.86
20017.086.94
20026.676.44
20035.975.67
20045.895.68
20055.975.85
20066.676.54
20076.556.42
20086.146.06
20095.395.05
20105.014.81
20114.974.56
20123.713.65
20134.053.84
20144.244.13
20154.013.88

Indiana Mortgages Overview

Indiana real estate is more affordable than other parts of the nation. The average single-family home is valued at $116,900, which is below the nation’s average of $186,100, according to Zillow.

Indiana Mortgage Rates

Single-Family Homes
Percentage of Homes92.30%
Average Property Value$81,990.12
Condominiums
Percentage of Homes3.50%
Average Property Value$126,112.67
PUD Homes
Percentage of Homes2.70%
Average Property Value$96,226.12
Townhomes
Percentage of Homes1.50%
Average Property Value$98,663.03

Every county in the state has a standard conforming loan limit of $417,000, and most have a typical FHA limit of $271,050. The FHA limit does increase in 21 counties. Those counties are Boone, Brown, Clark, Floyd, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Jasper, Johnson, Lake, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Newton, Porter, Putnam, Scott, Shelby and Washington.

Conforming and FHA Loan Limits by County

CountyConforming LimitFHA Limit
Adams$417,000$271,050
Allen$417,000$271,050
Bartholomew$417,000$271,050
Benton$417,000$271,050
Blackford$417,000$271,050
Boone$417,000$299,900
Brown$417,000$299,900
Carroll$417,000$271,050
Cass$417,000$271,050
Clark$417,000$287,500
Clay$417,000$271,050
Clinton$417,000$271,050
Crawford$417,000$271,050
Daviess$417,000$271,050
Dearborn$417,000$271,050
Decatur$417,000$271,050
De Kalb$417,000$271,050
Delaware$417,000$271,050
Dubois$417,000$271,050
Elkhart$417,000$271,050
Fayette$417,000$271,050
Floyd$417,000$287,500
Fountain$417,000$271,050
Franklin$417,000$271,050
Fulton$417,000$271,050
Gibson$417,000$271,050
Grant$417,000$271,050
Greene$417,000$271,050
Hamilton$417,000$299,900
Hancock$417,000$299,900
Harrison$417,000$287,500
Hendricks$417,000$299,900
Henry$417,000$331,200
Howard$417,000$271,050
Huntington$417,000$271,050
Jackson$417,000$271,050
Jasper$417,000$365,700
Jay$417,000$271,050
Jefferson$417,000$271,050
Jennings$417,000$271,050
Johnson$417,000$299,900
Knox$417,000$271,050
Kosciusko$417,000$271,050
Lagrange$417,000$271,050
Lake$417,000$365,700
La Porte$417,000$271,050
Lawrence$417,000$271,050
Madison$417,000$299,900
Marion$417,000$299,900
Marshall$417,000$271,050
Martin$417,000$271,050
Miami$417,000$271,050
Monroe$417,000$271,050
Montgomery$417,000$271,050
Morgan$417,000$299,900
Newton$417,000$365,700
Noble$417,000$271,050
Ohio$417,000$271,050
Orange$417,000$271,050
Owen$417,000$271,050
Parke$417,000$271,050
Perry$417,000$271,050
Pike$417,000$271,050
Porter$417,000$365,700
Posey$417,000$271,050
Pulaski$417,000$271,050
Putnam$417,000$299,900
Randolph$417,000$271,050
Ripley$417,000$271,050
Rush$417,000$271,050
St Joseph$417,000$271,050
Scott$417,000$287,500
Shelby$417,000$299,900
Spencer$417,000$271,050
Starke$417,000$271,050
Steuben$417,000$271,050
Sullivan$417,000$271,050
Switzerland$417,000$271,050
Tippecanoe$417,000$271,050
Tipton$417,000$271,050
Union$417,000$271,050
Vanderburgh$417,000$271,050
Vermillion$417,000$271,050
Vigo$417,000$271,050
Wabash$417,000$271,050
Warren$417,000$271,050
Warrick$417,000$271,050
Washington$417,000$287,500
Wayne$417,000$271,050
Wells$417,000$271,050
White$417,000$271,050
Whitley$417,000$271,050

Indiana is not a “buyer beware” state. Home sellers here have to fill out a form disclosing their knowledge of any issues with the house to the seller. But according to the fine print, those disclosure forms are not meant to replace a home inspection or act as any sort of contract between the buyer and seller. Translation? You’re still going to want a home inspection. Some states don’t require sellers to fill out a disclosure form, so it’s up to the buyer to check out the house thoroughly before they buy. Indiana is not one of those states, but a quality home inspection will help you attend your closing with confidence, knowing you’re not about to move into a major money pit.

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates in Indiana

A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the most popular type of home loan. This is a reliable option that tends to be the best mortgage solution for buyers who are looking to stay in their house for a long time. With fixed-rate mortgages, the interest rate remains the same for the duration of the loan, unless you decide to refinance. As such, you can depend on your monthly payment remaining the same for three decades if you select a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. 15-year fixed-rate mortgages are also available. They come with higher monthly payments but lower interest rates, so you can decide which the better choice is for you. The average Indiana mortgage rate for fixed-rate 30-year mortgages is 4.12%.

Indiana Jumbo Loan Rates

Conforming loan limits throughout Indiana stick to the average $417,000 level because most homes in the state fit within that range. Because of that, there are fewer “jumbo loan” mortgages in Indiana. If you take out a loan that exceeds the $417,000 limit, it is considered a jumbo loan and is accompanied by a higher interest rate. Remember that it is riskier for banks to lend these nonstandard loans and higher rates are how they offset that risk. The high interest rates that accompany jumbo loans may be a good reason to decide on a home that fits comfortably within your budget.

The average jumbo loan rate in Indiana is 3.75%.

Indiana ARM Loan Rates

An adjustable-rate mortgage (or ARM) stands in direct contrast to a fixed-rate mortgage. Unlike with a fixed-rate mortgage, an ARM’s interest rate level can change over the duration of the loan. An ARM may seem attractive because it offers a lower interest rate upfront which is available for a specific period lasting for one, three, five, seven or 10 years. However when that period comes to an end, the rate can change and will likely go up. If you feel sure that you will no longer be living in the house when the introductory period ends, an ARM might be a good option for you.

While the interest rate on an ARM can change over time, it must follow specific rules concerning how many times it can change and by how much, which are laid out in the loan’s terms. If you decide on an ARM, it is a good idea to check the maximum possible interest rate and see if it’s something that you can afford to pay.

The average rate for an ARM in Indiana is 2.5%.

Indiana Mortgage Resources

For Hoosier homebuyers, there are some top-notch resources out there to help you in your mortgage process.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is a resource available to homebuyers and homeowners. Some of the programs they offer include:

  • Helping to Own (H2O) – Offers down payment grants and 100% financing for qualifying first-time homebuyers only, unless you’re buying in a targeted area.
  • Mortgage credit certificate (MCC) - Federal tax benefits are available for qualifying first-time homebuyers only, unless you’re purchasing in a targeted area.
  • Next Home (NH) – This program offers down payment assistance and is not restricted to first-time homebuyers.
  • Next Home with Mortgage Credit Certificate (NH/MCC) - Down payment assistance and tax benefits for first-time homebuyers only, unless you’re buying in a targeted area.
  • Affordable Home (AH) - FHA loans available for qualifying first-time homebuyers only, unless the home is located in a targeted area.
  • My Home (MH) - Affordable loan options available for all eligible homebuyers.
  • My Home with Mortgage Credit Certificate (MH/MCC) - Affordable loans with federal tax benefit for first-time homebuyers only, unless you are purchasing a home in a targeted area.

If you’re a first-time homebuyer in Gary, the First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program by the Homeownership Opportunity Network offers a variety of benefits. It offers funding via forgivable loans for down payments and closing costs, among other home purchasing fees, for eligible homeowners.

Available Resources

ResourceProblem or IssueWho QualifiesWebsite
Indiana Housing and Community Development AuthorityMortgage and down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers, repeat homebuyers and homebuyers in designated areas of the state.Requirements vary by program; location and income eligiblity. http://www.in.gov/ihcda/
First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance ProgramDown payments on first home.Must be a first-time homebuyer; minimum credit score 660.http://www.in.gov/ihcda/2421.htm
Mortgage Credit CertificateTax breaks on mortgage.First-time homebuyers who meet income requirements .https://www.in.gov/myihcda/files/MCC_PROGRAM_GUIDE_2016_.pdf
USDA Rural Development - Single family loansOffers payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability. Applicants must be without decent, safe and sanitary housing; Be unable to obtain a loan from other resources on terms and conditions that can reasonably be expected to meet; Agree to occupy the property as your primary residence; Have the legal capacity to incur a loan obligation; Meet citizenship or eligible noncitizen requirements; and Not be suspended or debarred from participation in federal programs.http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/single-family-housing-programs
Home Affordable Refinance ProgramRefinancing.Single family homes and condos that fit within lending loan limits.http://www.harp.gov/

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development offers nationwide programs in rural communities that help residents obtain safe, affordable housing. Indiana is eligible as well. Loans and grants are available for people looking to purchase a new home or repair their current home. Check at the start of your home search to see if you qualify for the USDA rural development offers.

Indiana Mortgage Taxes

Indiana is one of 10 states that collects a personal income tax but does not offer a deduction on mortgage interest. But that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you’re buying in Indiana. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you can still apply for the Mortgage Credit Certificate Program to get a break on your mortgage interest. It is a credit that lowers what you owe on your tax bill.

Another bonus: Unlike most states, Indiana does not charge taxes on real estate property title transfers.

Indiana Mortgage Refinance

The Home Affordable Refinance Program of Indiana is one resource for residents who have decided to refinance. The Indiana HARP accepts single family homes and condos. Qualifying owners will receive low closing costs and payment reductions.

If you don’t qualify for HARP or a similar program, you can still shop around and compare the rates of different lenders to find a plan that you are comfortable with.

Best Places To Get A Mortgage

SmartAsset’s interactive mortgage map highlights the best counties in the country (and in each state) for securing a mortgage. Hover over counties and states to see data points for each region, or use the map’s tabs to view the top counties for each of the factors driving our analysis.

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Rank County Loan Funding Rate 5 Year Borrowing Costs Property Tax Annual Mortgage Payment

Methodology For many people buying a house means securing a mortgage. To determine the best places in the country to get a mortgage we looked at four factors: overall borrowing costs, ease of securing a mortgage, cheap property taxes and cheap annual mortgage payments.

To calculate the overall borrowing costs, we looked at the expected costs over the first five years of a $200,000 mortgage with a 20% down payment, including closing costs. We calculated the ease of getting a mortgage as the ratio of mortgage applications to actual mortgage originations (secured mortgages) in each county. We based annual mortgage payments on the annual principal and interest payments for a $200,000 loan in that location, using average mortgage rates in each county.

Finally, we ranked locations based on these four factors, and then averaged those rankings, giving equal weight to each factor. The areas with the lowest average rankings are the best places to get a mortgage.

Sources: Mortgage Bankers Association, US Census Bureau 2015 5-Year American Community Survey, Informa, Bankrate, government websites, SmartAsset