Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2018

Dated: 02/07/2018

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Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed in 2018?

irst Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search.

Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see, interest rates are projected to increase steadily over the course of the next 12 months.

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How Will This Impact Your Mortgage Payment?

Depending on the amount of the loan that you secure, a half of a percent (.5%) increase in interest rate can increase your monthly mortgage payment significantly.

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated 7.0% from this time last year and are predicted to be 4.2% higher next year.

If both the predictions of home price and interest rate increases become reality, families would wind up paying considerably more for their next home.

Bottom Line 

Even a small increase in interest rate can impact your family’s wealth. Let’s get together to evaluate your ability to purchase your dream home.

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Charles R Juarez Jr

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Charles Juarez

With my expertise in realty for both buying or selling a home in San Antonio, and surrounding areas. You have found the right resource for your real estate needs. Whether you are looking for a new hom....

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