Nationally, cash buyers made up about 1/3 of all 2021 home sales so far, but that percentage rises to 52.6% in West Palm Beach, the top metro for cash sales in the U.S. The ratio was 52%
🚨 Mortgage Rates Remain at Record Lows This Week ☘ Hoey Team ☘ exp Realty 🌴 Southwest Florida 🌴
Dated: December 12 2020
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate averaged 2.71% this week, holding at the all-time low first set last week, Freddie Mac reported.
The ultra-low mortgage rates are making homebuying more attractive and boosting sales activity to the highest level since 2006, economists said at the National Association of REALTORS®’ virtual Real Estate Forecast Summit on Thursday. While home prices are rising annually by double-digit percentages, mortgage payments remain more affordable due to low mortgage rates.
Home prices have jumped 16% compared to a year earlier, but monthly mortgage payments with 30-year fixed-rate mortgages have increased by only $10. Also, the average American is earning about $380 more per month compared to a year earlier, notes NAR researcher Nadia Evangelou at the association’s Economists’ Outlook blog.
Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Dec. 10:
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.71%, with an average 0.7 point, unchanged from last week. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.73%.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.26%, with an average 0.6 point, also unchanged from last week. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.19%.
- 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.79%, with an average 0.3 point, falling from last week’s 2.86% average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.36%.
Freddie Mac reports average points along with commitment rates to better reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining a mortgage.
Here in Southwest Florida 🌴 especially as people continue to move / relocate to the area from other parts of the US, inventory remains low overall, but we do continue to list and sell homes; both Single family, and Condo type. We have also seen an uptake in people planning ahead, and buying that second home now, rather than waitiang as they were planning to do. Low interest rates are probably helping with this additionally. Low inventory is the greatest chalenge for buyers.
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