Today, 12/11//2014, Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.93% up from 3.89% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.20%, up from 3.10% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.42%.
Since rates are still below the 4% mark, that makes homes much more affordable, even though prices for the homes themselves are creeping higher as well. So give serious thought to making a move. Once the New Year begins and the other party takes control of Congress, who knows what can happen. I am pretty sure that rates will not go much lower. So that only leaves one direction for mortgage rates to go. UP!
Freddie Mac's spokesperson said, "Fixed mortgage rates rebounded this week with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate increasing to 3.93 percent after declining for four weeks in a row. The rate rise comes on the heels of an uplifting jobs report showing nonfarm payrolls adding 321,000 new jobs in November -- 91,000 more jobs than expected. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.8 percent."
Do keep in mind that we are a very large country, So figures that come out for the entire nation, may have little or no relevance for your particular area. In the end, it is best if you speak with a local REALTOR or financing expert to see what the situation is for your part of the United States. Florida is not Michigan, nor is Maine the same as California. Market conditions can be very different from place-to-place. Also, your own credit history, the property you want to buy, etc. will effect your specific loan options and interest rates. Your mortgage broker or bank loan officer can give you more specific information.
If you want to learn more about Freddie Mac or see the details of their survey, go to: www.freddiemac.com and click on the link for "Current Weekly Survey". They break down the survey by specific regions in the United States so you can see how your state compares to other parts of the country. They also explain the mission of Freddie Mac and offer a lot of useful information for consumers.
If you would like to speak with a local lender you can find several at my website: www.jelwell.century21bnr.com
You can also contact your own bank, credit union, or mortgage broker to see what your particular interest rate would be, should you decide to finance a home purchase.
I would also be happy to assist you in any way that I can. Just call JOHN ELWELL - REALTOR at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. in Zephyrhills, Florida: 813-783-4444 or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org You are also welcome at my webpage: www.jelwell.century21bnr.com Licensed in Florida.
John Elwell - REALTOR
Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
Licensed in Florida