Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mortgage rates hit new low

Wow, is reporting that 30-year fixed mortgage rates have dropped to an amazing 4.69%. Freddie Mac is saying it is the lowest level since they started tracking it 38 years ago. This means, yes, it is cheaper to buy a house. Unfortunately it is doubtful there will be a spike in home sales with unemployment so high, wages stagnant and tax incentives expiring.

With low home sales, home prices will continue to fall. Economists on predict by the end of next year, home prices will be at least 5% lower. However, lower home prices are bittersweet news. It’s great news for buyers, but bad news for all of those in or near foreclosure.

Read the full article here.

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