The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the interest rate, the higher the monthly payment will be. That’s why it’s important to know where interest rates are headed when deciding whether to buy a home now or wait.
According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for interest rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. While rates are expected to rise, it’s still important to keep in mind that interest rates are still at historic lows.
The graph above illustrates the projections of where interest rates are headed, based on Freddie Mac’s 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see, they are expected to increase steadily over the next 12 months.
What does this mean for you? A half percent (.5%) increase in your interest rate can significantly increase your monthly mortgage payment. Based on the projections of where interest rates are headed, the sooner you buy a home the better. Waiting could cause you to wind up paying considerably more for your next home. Contact us today to evaluate your ability to buy your dream home.
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