Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017

Don’t know where interest rates are headed?  Don’t wait to find out the answer!  We know that interest rates have to rise eventually so why not take advantage of historically low interest rates to buy a home?  First time buyers, second home buyers, investors looking for rental property everyone will benefit from the lower interest rates.  All we know is that the rates cannot stay this low for ever so let’s take advantage of them while they are here!  Call me today and let’s get started.

Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters 2017

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | MyKCM

To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving economy, the question wasn’t if they would increase but instead how much they would increase. Some thought we could see rates hit 5-5.5% by the end of the year.

However, the exact opposite has happened. Instead of higher rates as we head into the middle of 2017, we now have the lowest rates of the year (as reported by Freddie Mac). Here is a graph of mortgage rate movement since the beginning of the year:

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | MyKCM

Projections still call for an increase…

Four major entities (Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors) are still projecting that rates will increase by the fourth quarter of the year.

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | MyKCM

Bottom Line

No one knows for sure where interest rates will be in six months. However, if you are thinking about buying your first house or trading up to the home of your dreams, you can still get a mortgage at historically low rates RIGHT NOW.

Remember it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve to pay a mortgage with low interest rates!

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