Interest rates are constantly changing and it’s imperative to look at the economy and housing market context. SnapFi reports the rates on the first week of the month from Freddie Mac. The important thing to keep in mind is that even if the rate climbs slightly month to month we need to look at the big picture. Rates continue to stay at the lowest points in the past three years… BUT FOR HOW LONG?
According to Freddie Mac as of Dec 12, 2019:
With Federal Reserve policy on cruise control and the economy continuing to grow at a steady pace, mortgage rates have stabilized as the market searches for direction. The risk of an economic downturn has receded and, combined with the very strong job market, it should lead to a slightly higher rate environment. Since early September, when mortgage rates posted the year low of 3.49 percent, rates have moved up to 3.73 percent this week. Often, while higher mortgage rates are deleterious, improved economic sentiment is the reason that these higher rates have not impacted mortgage demand so far.
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