Low interest rates have been gracing the real estate market with their presence for the past year but the word on the street is that they won’t be here much longer. While mortgage rates aren’t going to skyrocket out of sight, it is doubtful that they will decrease and certain that they will steadily begin to rise.
For those wishing to lock in at below 5.5%, the time just might be now or never (or at least for a very long time). This past week, the first week in April, the average 30 year fixed mortgage rate was 5.16%. Today, the rate is listed at 5.23%. The general sentiment among economists is that rates are not going anywhere but up from here.
The strengthening of the economy equals less chance for discounted rates. If you want to refinance or purchase real estate, now might be the best time to do so.
For more information on mortgage rates click here to look at a recent article from CNNMoney.com.