Freddie Mac announced recently that rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose to 4.72 percent. Plus, rates are going to continue to rise. They’ve already risen over 3/4 of a percent higher than they were at the start of 2018. You might be hoping that prices on homes will drop and planning to make your […]
Do you know the options and specifics for Florida first time home buyer incentives? There are plenty of programs available to help you get into a new home thanks to Florida Housing. Florida First The Florida First program offers a low 30-year fixed-rate first mortgage to qualified borrowers. That automatically makes the buyer qualified for […]
Do you know the options for Florida down payment assistance programs that can help Florida home buyers? There are plenty of programs available to help you get into a new home thanks to Florida Housing. Florida Housing’s FTHB Program program can be accessed only through participating lenders in Florida. From the Florida Housing website, select First […]
Be careful renting out a home if you finance through a loan backed by the Federal Housing Administration. An FHA loan is meant to help people find homes to live in. It’s not supposed to help people purchase income properties. The agency prohibits homeowners from taking advantage of their program in order to build an […]
Last week’s economic reports suggested that demand for homes is rising despite a jump in mortgage rates and rising home prices fueled by low inventories of homes for sale. Demand for homes rose by 1.40 percent as interest rates jumped after the 10-year Treasury rate rose by 10 basis points.
Last week’s economic releases included reports on new and pending home sales, S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and regularly scheduled weekly reporting on mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims. Readings on consumer sentiment and confidence were also released.