Do you remember that commercial? Was it a Mr. Goodwrench add? We now know we payed them then and bailed them out this year! Payed both times. Ugh!
Pay now or Pay Later? That is the question in our mortgage market now…not Shakespearean, but profound considering….Should you jump?
Mortgage rates eased for the fourth consecutive week, hitting historic lows well below 5 percent this week, Freddie Mac said in releasing the results of its latest Freddie Mac Reports.
Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.78 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Nov. 25, down from 4.83 percent last week and 5.97 percent a year ago.
This is what we have been expecting and will lead to higher rates as the market change cycles. Not to mention the 1.25T the Federal Reserve is spending to buy mortgage backed securities from Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae.
The program is going to continue through March 2010 which makes you wonder…Why are they delaying the inevitable? The program was supposed to be finished up at the end of this year. The answer is: To keep the rates low. Thank you for that. What happens when the rates increase?
The Mortgage Bankers Association last month projected that 30-year fixed-rate mortgages will hit 5.4 percent next year, 6 percent in 2011, and 6.3 percent in 2012. Inflation?
I would suggest buyers take this seriously. Would you rather pay rate to a mortgage bank or a few thousand hard dollars now?