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Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy?




Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy? | Keeping Current Matters

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Along with Freddie MacFannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters.

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Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing?




Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing? | Keeping Current Matters

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had been hovering around 3.5% since June, and many are wondering why there has been such a significant increase so quickly.

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Buying is Now 37.7% Cheaper Than Renting in the US




Buying is Now 37.7% Cheaper Than Renting in the US | Keeping Current Matters

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

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How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power




How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power | Keeping Current Matters

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have remained at or below 3.5% each of the last 16 weeks, marking a historic low.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home




3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home | Keeping Current Matters

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

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