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Beaufort, SC History in the Making
Beaufort, SC History in the Making
Much has been made here in the Beaufort South Carolina Real Estate Market and all over the nation for that matter about the first-time homebuyer tax credit spurring home sales in the United States, but maybe lost in the hoopla has been another driver of sales: mortgage rates.
We've all heard or read the phrase "at or near historic lows," or something like that, but we really are living in a time at which our future selves will most likely look back and say, "Boy, remember 2009? Interest rates were so low." Maybe even the way our grandparents told us about buying a gallon of milk for a dime.
The real estate website reported on Monday, Nov. 16, that the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.75 percent for the week ending Nov. 15, according to quotes from its Mortgage Marketplace.

That rate is nine basis points lower than the national average from the week before, 4.84 percent, and the lowest U.S. average since Zillow launched its mortgage offerings in April 2008.
And the very same day that Zillow reported the news, the average rate dropped even further - to 4.64 percent, ... more

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