In this edition of SLS Mortgage blog, I have found a couple of interesting articles and a video describing the current mortgage and real estate markets. The first article is about how mortgage rates are still extremely affordable even though home prices are rising and sales are up. Read more below:
Mortgage rates down; home prices, sales up
HSH Financial Publishers (blog), on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:27:52 -0700
“The Federal Reserve has aimed their efforts squarely at the mortgage market,” said Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH.com. “They will be buying up to $40 billion of Mortgage-Backed Securities monthly in an effort to drive mortgage rates lower.
This video explains how taking advantage of these low rates by refinancing an existing mortgage can save a homeowner tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their higher interest mortgages. This savings could be what the economy needs to get consumer spending up and therefore, stimulating the economy. Watch it here:
And finally, the following article describes how the federal government can help keep these mortgage rates low by encouraging homeowners to refinance. Find out how here:
Congress Could Help ‘Quantitative Easing’ Reach Main Street
Center For American Progress, on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:00:14 -0700
Most U.S. households are not in the market for a new home, so the hope is they will access low interest rates by refinancing their mortgages. Yet mortgage rates have been well below historic norms for more than a year, and most eligible homeowners who …
I hope that these will shed some light on why it is so important to consider refinancing right now. Mortgage rates continue to be at historic lows but they won’t stay that way forever. When you decide that refinancing is right for you, contact us at SLS Mortgage to get the best rate available today.