Found 2 blog entries tagged as mortgage rates.

- For Spring 2023 -

Rates, Recession & Rebound — The 3 Rs of the Houston Housing Market

  • Rising mortgage rates have tapped the brakes on the market
  • Inflation & fear of recession have caused a bit of a pause for buyers & sellers
  • Prices continue to rise, but at a modest rate & we should expect some decline
  • Homeowners with low interest rates are staying put so there are fewer homes available
  • More homes expected to come on the market for spring selling season
  • Sellers: Low inventory & pent up demand mean it’s a great time to sell
  • Buyers: Easing home prices continue to be good news for buyers not wanting to compete in multiple offer situations

Year-over-year home sales have fallen each month since April of 2022 as our…

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- For Early July 2022 -

Mortgage Rates See Largest Single Week Drop Since 2008

  • Mortgage rates dropped from 5.7% to 5.3% for the week of July 7
  • The gap between list price and sales price is narrowing
  • Historically low inventory has been a factor in single-family home sales being down
  • Sales are typically slow in July so we should not be comparing to early 2022 sales
  • Sellers: Still a fantastic time to sell your home
  • Buyers: Better time to buy as the market slowly starts to normalize

Mortgage rates have dropped by half a percent over the past two weeks (from 5.8% to 5.3%). While this is a good sign for buyers, we shouldn’t overreact as we expect mortgage rates to fluctuate heavily in the coming months. In the big picture,…

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