After years of holding firm at historically low levels, mortgage interest rates have started 2018 off with a bang. The 30-year fixed rate has increased 48 basis points since the start of the year, and has increased in eight consecutive weeks. What does this mean for buyers on the fence about home ownership? ACT NOW!
US Weekly average as of 01 March 2018:
30-year: 4.43% (.5 points)
15-year: 3.9% (.5 points)
5/1 ARM: 3.62% (.4 points)
Optimism from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is sending Treasury yields higher. The economy has been surging, and, even after recent “corrections” to the major indices (DOW, S&P, and NASDAQ), the fixed rate is beginning to reflect a booming economy of record breaking stock prices and exceptionally low unemployment.
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Author:Ryan Wilson Phone: 817-475-5064 Dated: March 5th 2018 Views: 388 About Ryan: Ryan was born and raised in Fort Worth, and, after short stint in West Texas obtaining a business de...
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Ashton is a born and bred Texan and TCU graduate with a real passion for helping people achieve their goals. Real estate became the perfect career to combine this passion with her strengths in research, marketing, communication and construction. Ashton’s specializations are in residential buyer and seller representation and residential investment properties, but she has experience in new construction, leasing and property management and farm and ranch properties. While she calls Fort Worth home, Ashton has worked is areas stretching across the Metroplex from Weatherford to Dallas. As they say, have license, will travel. Ashton is also an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist and Certified Negotiations Expert and holds her Graduate Realtor Institute certification through the Texas Association of Realtors. Outside of her career, Ashton enjoys being active and outdoors, volunteering with various organizations including DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue and Susan G Komen, and traveling whenever she can.