Monday, August 09, 2010

Mortgage Rates for Massachusetts at All-Time Lows...Again!

Mortgage Rates are at all-time lows right now; 30 year fixed, 20 year fixed, 15 year fixed and even Jumbo Rates, and they're showing no signs of rising! I don’t see them going any lower, but staying down at these levels for a while.

What’s moving Mortgage Rates? No one really knows right now but this is usually what happens, bonds go up, stocks go down.  Stocks go up, bonds go down. It’s really pretty easy to understand. However this mortgage market that we are in  is no where near normal.  In fact, it’s the total opposite, it’s like nothing we’ve ever experienced.

Refinance loans account for the majority of all present loan production, but home buyers are getting these incredible rates, too! What I don't understand is why there are not more home buyers placing offers, and why some properties just languish on the market when they are priced competitively. I have to think that the home buying consumer just does not have enough confidence in the overall economic outlook yet. I'm just afraid these same people may miss out on a rare real estate buying opportunity...low home prices and rock bottom mortgage interest rates.

30 year fixed mortgage rates remain in the 4.375% to 4.625% range.  The 30 year fixed rate mortgage is 4.375% for a qualified borrower.

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