Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Your Parents’ Interest Rate!

March 29, 2018

Interest rates hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which gave many buyers in Santa Fe and elsewhere relief from rising home prices and helped with affordability. In the first quarter of 2018, rates have increased from 3.95% up to 4.45% and experts predict that rates will increase even more by the end of the year. Just yesterday the FHA rate went to 4.625%.

The rate you secure greatly impacts your monthly mortgage payment and the amount you will ultimately pay for your home. But don’t let the prediction that rates will increase stop you from purchasing your dream home this year.

Let’s take a look at a historical view of interest rates over the last 45 years.

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Your Parents’ Interest Rate! | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

Be thankful that you can still get a better interest rate than your older brother or sister did ten years ago, a lower rate than your parents did twenty years ago, and a better rate than your grandparents did forty years ago. In Santa Fe, your buying dollars will still help you get into the home of your dreams. You just want to be sure you make your move sooner rather than later!