Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still around 4%.
What does this mean for sellers? That waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are increasing just doesn’t make sense. As rates increase, the price of the house you can afford will decrease if you plan to stay within a certain budget for your monthly housing costs.
With each quarter of a percent increase in interest rate, the value of the home you can afford decreases by 2.5% (in this example, $10,000). Experts predict that mortgage rates will increase by at least half a point by this time next year.
Act now to get the most house for your hard-earned money. Contact Coastal Realty Connections now, before prices rise even higher!Posted by