Mortgage Rates

Next Step!

Last week, the tax credit expired. Is that good or is that bad? California has made their decision to state-fund their version of a tax credit in an attempt to continue to drive their housing market – but what about everyone else?

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Spring Comes Early!

According to the 2010 Farmers’ Almanac, this coming winter “a large area of numbingly cold temperatures will predominate.”  However, I suspect the warming effects of

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Part 2 – “As the Early Signs of Recovery Emerge, Don’t Pop-the-Cork Just Yet!”

Selling through the current economic “Yin-yang”
(The coherent fabric of nature and mind, exhibited in all existence)

The Yang

It is interesting how there always seem to be two sides to every economic rebound. One recent effect of increased real estate market activity is a gradual increase in long-term mortgage interest rates. After bottoming out this past March in the vicinity of 4.5% for a 30-year fixed loan, the current and still historically low rate of 5.5% seems inflated to increasingly price-sensitive consumers. As a result, homes sales and refinancing are being impacted, albeit only slightly.

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