Chapel Hill Home Sales, 10-Year Low Mortgage Rates, Equals A Great Time to Buy

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Team Jodi Realty

I know it sounds like a cliché to hear a Realtor say it is a good time to buy; but really, "It is a Good Time to Buy."  

10-year mortgage rates are at an all time low.  See the chart below that was done for me by Jim Enright with First Financial Services in Chapel Hill. 

Mortgage Rates - A 10 Year History

CONFORMING                                                        JUMBO (Over $417 Loan Amt) 

30 Yr Fixed    4.0%                                                    30 Yr Fixed   4.875%

15 Yr Fixed    3.75%                                                  15 Yr Fixed   4.25%

7/1 Arm           3.125%                                               7/1 Arm         4.0%

5/1 Arm           2.75% 

Mortgage rates were provided by Laura Hall at Corporate Investors in Chapel Hill. 

There is no way to tell how long these incredible rates will last.  Six years ago, I thought rates where low when I got a 20 year loan for 4.875. I never thought I would see rates go lower than that. 

Combine the low mortgage rates with an excess of inventory and this equals a buyers market.  In fact, you have the perfect recipe for it being the right time to buy.  In Chapel Hill, for example, overall, there is a 9 month supply of inventory.  See the chart below for a break down by price range for single family homes. 

 Chapel Hill July 2010 Single Family Home Sales By Price Range

If you would like loan information or to talk about the market and your options, give me a call at 919-697-5014 or toll free at 1-88-TeamJodi (888-326-5634).

Interested in knowing your homes value or getting a snapshot of the market, visit www.ChapelHillHomeValues.com or www.TriangleHomeValue.com.

Interested in looking for a home in Chapel Hill, Durham or the surrounding area, visit www.TriangleHomeSearch.net and register for an auto home search with emails sent to you every time a property comes on the market that meets your criteria or when their is a price or status change in properties of interest. 

These are great tools for tracking the real estate market!

Comments (1)

J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Broker-Owner

Those are ridiculously low rates. I remember the refinance boom of 2001-2 first starting and how we thought 6.5% was some sort of Manna from Heaven. Almost 10 years later the rates are far, far better. 

Aug 11, 2010 01:32 AM