Interest Rate Updates - Home mortgage Rates
If you would want to obtain a home you can call your own, you can do so through a FHA loan. FHA loan is among the many types of mortgage loans. It is a good option, but what are some of the important things that you should know about it? Read on.
FHA Loan Benefits
There are two main benefits when it comes to a FHA loan and these are as follows:
- Lower down payment – among the most common problems when obtaining a home through a mortgage is the down payment. Many people just don’t have enough money to pay the amount required as a down payment. The good thing is, this will not be an issue if you will go for a FHA loan. This loan requires a down payment of 3.5% only and this is relatively lower compared to the down payment required by a
Whether you are a first time buyer or a move-up buyer, you should look at the projections housing experts are making in two major areas: home prices and mortgage rates.
Over 100 economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists were recently surveyed. They were asked to project where home prices were headed. The average value appreciation projected over the next twelve month period was approximately 4%.
MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES
In their last Economic & Housing Market Outlook, Freddie Mac predicted that 30 year fixed mortgage rates would be 4.8% by this time next year. As of last week, the Freddie Mac rate was 4.14%.
What does this mean to you?
If you are a first time buyer currently looking at a home priced…
You have often heard the myth that student debt is keeping the vast majority of Millennials from purchasing a home.
People have explained that Millennials have purchased more homes over a recent twelve month period than any other generation as was reported by the National Association of Realtors).
They explained that the homeownership rate of people currently between the ages of 25-29 is 34.3%. That is higher than the 33.6% rate members of the previous generation (people currently between the ages of 45-49) achieved when they were that age (as per John Burns Consulting).
They explained that a recent survey showed that almost three out of every four (74%) young adults between the ages of 18-34 plan to buy a home in the next five years with 32%…
In a recovering market, some sellers might be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. The real estate agent is a trained and experienced negotiator. In most cases, the seller is not. The seller must realize the ability to negotiate will determine whether they get the best deal for themselves and their family.
Here is a list of some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to FSBO:
- The buyer who wants the best deal possible
- The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
- The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)
- The home inspection companies which work for the buyer and will almost always
Last year Nielsen and the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) identified Upscale Latinos as the most influential segment since the Baby Boomers. Upscale Latinos are becoming a powerful population segment and have grown by more than two million since 2010.
“Recognizing the diversity within the Hispanic population in the U.S., Nielsen and AHAA embarked this year on a second study to further understand the behavior of upscale Latino households, what drives them toward upscale-luxury purchases and what drivers and detractors they share—or don’t share—with non-Hispanic upscale households.” Here are some important points that they found:
- The number of Upscale Latinos with an annual income range from $50,000 to $100,000 is growing.
We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process was a hundred times easier when they bought their home ten to twenty years ago.
There are two very good reasons that the loan process is much more onerous on today’s buyer than perhaps any time in history.
- The government has set new guidelines that now demand that the bank prove beyond any doubt that you are indeed capable of affording the mortgage. During the run-up in the housing market,