How good are Interest Rates?

Dated: 05/10/2019

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Rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage have hovered around 4% in the past week after hitting a 12-month high near 5% in November. While those tenths of a percentage point will matter to your clients’ monthly payments and how much they can afford, taking a step back can reveal just how inexpensive homebuying is right now. 

Mortgage rates neared 19% in the early 1980s before dropping off by the ’90s and staying under 10% since 1991. During the run-up to the housing crisis, rates for a 30-year mortgage neared 7% before reaching post-crisis lows of 3.31% in 2012. 

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Dwight Cook

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