By Nick Pappas - 1 Aug 13

Mortgage Rates and Your Home Options

your home and mortgage rates in 2013

Mortgage Rates and Your Home Options

Mortgage Rates and Your Home Options; concerned about rising mortgage rates?  Get started searching residential real estate listings in Madison County Alabama.

Curious about how rate changes may affect your Madison and Huntsville Alabama home buying experience? Higher rates may result in adjustments needing to be made on the amount of loan you qualify for, so be sure to discuss your individual situation with a lender, so that you are aware of the options available for your home.

Recent mortgage rates released in the Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R) (PMMS®) continued to come in relatively high, due to market speculation that the Federal Reserve may reduce future bond purchases in response to June’s strong employment report.

According to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist of Freddie Mac, “June’s strong employment led to more market speculation that the Federal Reserve will reduce future bond purchases causing bond yields to rise and mortgage rates followed.”

An average 4.51% with a .8 point was seen with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM), an increase from the previous week’s 4.29% and well above last July’s 3.56%.

The 15-year FRM rose to 3.53% with a 0.8 point, from 3.39% and the average of 2.86% in July 2012.

Slight increases were seen on the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) as well, which averaged at 3.26% with a average 0.7 point, versus the 3.10% rate last week and 2.74% one year ago.

Surprisingly, the 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM remained unchanged since last week, with an average 2.66% (average 0.5 point), which was very similar to the July 2012 rate of 2.69%.

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Are you ready to start your Madison County Alabama home search?  Search: Madison County Homes For Sale before the mortgage rates and your home options become less appealing.

Nick T Pappas

If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison or Huntsville Alabama area, why don’t you let me Google that for you! I also know outstanding agents in all states and Canada should you need help relocating to a new area.

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