Since election week in November, increasing mortgage rates have dominated news headlines throughout the country. Of course, many potential homebuyers associate higher rates with more money owed and simply press the pause button on their home buying process—but they shouldn’t! In fact, there are several reasons why you should not wait for rates to come back down before completing the buying process. Let’s take a closer look.
When Britain voted to withdraw from the European Union in June, homeowners began to enjoy a season of low rates and excellent refinancing opportunities. Now, four months after Brexit, mortgage rates have begun to bounce back and approach pre-Brexit levels—but don’t worry! Their ascent is expected to be short-term and the numbers are still very reasonable.
Britain has now voted to leave the European Union and the most prominent effect Americans will experience from this decision is the predication that interest rates will remain at all-time lows for an extended period of time. This comes at a time when rates are already 17% lower than the median of this decade.