Lower Interest Rates means More Purchasing Power for a Schaumburg Home!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Suburban

It's really not hype! This is a good time to buy a home before the rates eventually rise. Let's talk about your purchasing power too!


Low Interest Rate = More Purchasing Power

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently around 3.5%. Rates have remained at or below 3.5% each of the last 8 weeks.

The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power.

Purchasing power, simply put, is the amount of home you can afford to buy for the budget you have available to spend. As rates increase, the price of the house you can afford will decrease if you plan to stay within a certain monthly housing budget.

The chart below shows what impact rising interest rates would have if you planned to purchase a home within the national median price range, and planned to keep your principal and interest payments at or about $1,200 a month.

With each quarter of a percent increase in interest rate, the price of the home you can afford decreases by 2.5%, (in this example, $6,250). Experts predict that mortgage rates will eventually go up again in 2020.

Act now to get the most house for your hard earned money.


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Lyn Sims this is surely the time to buy with such low interest rates.... and word of them lowering from here.... but it's also a great time to list a home....demand is high....  call Lyn Sims for proper representation with buying and/or selling.... she'll explain in detail the advantages of participating in the current housing market....the time is now.

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