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Mortgage Rates and the Talking Heads

In 1980 the band the “Talking Heads” had a hit song called, “Once in a Lifetime”. One of the repeating lyrics of the song was, “Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was”. Who would have ever thought that 37 years later that the David Byrne lyric would be used to describe the mortgage rates! For the third straight week BankRate.com is reporting that the average rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is at 3.56 percent. And the forecast for that 3.56...
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Crystal Coast Home and Mortgage Report

Local conditions affect price. National conditions affect financing. There have been a lot of changes nationally that affect the sale of real estate locally . Let’s take a look at what they are. The National Association of Home Builders report that as of September, “291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets”. This is determined by looking at local employment, new construction permits issued and home appreciation rate. 80 percent of the designated…

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Mortgage Interest Rates On 5 Week Rise

Mortgage interest rates are on the rise. For five consecutive weeks 30 year fixed mortgage interest rates have gone up and it has caused a panic in both the lending and housing markets. The weekly rise has averaged 10 points bringing interest rates that were around 3.50 percent to currently tipping over the 4 percent mark. Applications for home loans have spiraled down. Why the rapid increase in historically low mortgage…

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