20 Aug 2011

Mortgage Interest Rates Down
On August 18, 2011, FREDDIE MAC  announced that the 30 year fixed mortgage interest rate averaged 4.15%(with 0 .7 points), down from 4.32% the previous week and breaking the previous low of 4.17% set on November 11, 2010. The 15 year fixed mortgage interest rate averaged 3.36%( with 0.6 points), as compared to 3.50% the previous week. With mortgage interest rates at historic lows, not o...

21 May 2011

Mortgage Interest Rates
Should Buyers Pay More Attention to Mortgage Interest Rates or Timing the Home Purchase When Home Market Values Hit Bottom? The Dilemma: Buy Now or Wait? Home buyers are searching for the answer.  Many buyers are looking at homes week after week. They see home prices below price levels of last year, and much below the values of years past. They are viewing homes with mortgage payments th...

02 Apr 2011

After increasing to over 5% in late December of 2010, mortgage interest rates ranged from 4.75% and slightly above 5% throughout the first quarter of 2011. Image courtesy of BankRate.com. Whether buying or selling a home in Iselin, New Jersey or Colonia or Edison, in Middlesex County or in  any other State, the movement of mortgage interest rates should be of interest. A simple change fr...

11 Feb 2011

Let's Talk About Mortgage Interest Rates Again! Mortgage Interest Rates Well, interest rates increased to over 5% in December, 2010. Then they retreated to a little under 5% in January, 2011. Now, they are moving back up above 5% again. Refresh your memory with a review from my January 10th post. First of all, mortgage rates at 5% are near historic lows. And yes, they may retreat again ...

10 Jan 2011

Interest rates have been surprisingly low for such a long time, no one really thought they would go up. Well, they did, and everyone was caught off guard. In fact, at the end of December, mortgage interest rates increased to 5%. and slighly higher. A surprise to most people involved with real estate! The Good News is that they have dropped back down to 4.75% in the past week. However, ...