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Recession Pt. II: How Could It Effect Housing?

Here’s something amazing: interest rates on U.S. Treasury bonds have gotten so low, so cheap, that if you invest in them (widely considered the safest investment you can make), there’s a good chance you’ll end up earning less in interest than the rate of inflation. On a five year bond, for example, you’d lose .75 percent.

Home Interest Rate Limbo: How Low Can They Go?

Home interest rates continued to intrepidly explore the geologic depths of the housing market this week — both in Texas and across the country. As result, it’s simply cheaper now than it’s been in several decades to buy a home in Texas.

Deal or No Deal: Home Interest Rates Possibilities

Without getting into politics, let’s take a look at how the success or failure of the debt ceiling negotiations these next couple weeks could affect the Dallas housing market. For better or for worse, what happens in Washington effects everyone — especially, as we detailed a few weeks ago, when it comes to Texas home interest rates.

 

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Current Rates

As of Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  • VA Purchase
    30 Year Fixed
    4.250
    Rate
    %
    4.506
    APR
    %
  • Rate/Term Refinance
    30 Year Fixed
    4.000
    Rate
    %
    4.229
    APR
    %
  • Rate/Term Refinance
    15 Year Fixed
    3.375
    Rate
    %
    3.751
    APR
    %
  • Cash Out Refinance
    30 Year Fixed
    4.625
    Rate
    %
    4.825
    APR
    %
  • FHA Purchase
    30 Year Fixed
    4.000
    Rate
    %
    4.911
    APR
    %


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