1 – If You’re Thinking of Buying a Home
It may be worthwhile for you to consider buying a home now instead of waiting. That’s because most economists anticipate that interest rates will continue to go up throughout this year due to:
- Risk of higher inflation, which leads to higher interest rates
A greater supply of bonds due to growing budget deficits
Less demand for bonds due to the Fed winding down their bond-buying program
It may benefit you to lock in today’s rates instead of waiting for interest rates and monthly payments to move higher.
2 – If You’re Thinking of Making Home Improvements
You may be able to fund your new project by using a “cash-out” mortgage refinance. That’s where you trade in your current home loan for a larger home loan, and use the “cash-out” for your new home improvement project. For the same reasons outlined above, it may be worthwhile for you to consider doing this now instead of waiting.
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PLEASE NOTE: This article is provided for illustrative purposes only. It is not an offer or commitment to lend you money, and it is not an advertisement for a specific mortgage or a specific interest rate. Payment examples don’t include property taxes and home insurance. Contact me to run the numbers for your situation.
Source: CMPS Institute