Buying A Home In San Antonio Mortgage Rates On FIRE Home Prices Up In Smoke

Dated: 02/22/2018

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Buying A Home In San Antonio | Mortgage Rates on FIRE! Home Prices Up in Smoke?

First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing

Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by the end of the year.

What impact will rising rates have on house values?


Several promptly jump to the conclusion that a rise in home loan rates will certainly have a detrimental influence on real estate costs as less customers will certainly have the ability to get a car loan. This seems logical; if there is less need for real estate after that rates will certainly go down.

However, in a good economic climate, rising home mortgage prices enhance demand as numerous prospective purchasers immediately jump off the fencing to guarantee they get the reduced rate.

Allow's consider house prices the last 4 times home loan rates increased drastically.



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In each instance, home rates APPRECIATED and did not depreciate. No person is projecting as remarkable an increase in prices as the examples above. The majority of are predicting a rise of approximately 1% by the end of the year.The last time mortgage prices increased by 1% over a twelve-month period was January 2013 (3.41%) to January 2014 (4.43%). What occurred to house costs during that span? They appreciated by 9.8%.Simply two weeks back, Rick Palacios Jr., Supervisor of Study at John Burns Realty Consulting clarified:


“Mortgage rates have risen 1% or more ten times in the last 43 years, with little impact on home sales and prices when the economy was also strong…Historically, rising confidence, solid job growth, and higher wages have more than offset reduced demand for housing resulting from higher mortgage rates.”

Bottom Line

When mortgage rates increase, history has revealed that rates appreciate (as well as do not diminish) throughout that very same time span.

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Charles Juarez

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