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%
The Summer Swoon Continues With Mortgage Rates being reduced ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty
Dated: September 11 2019
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.49% this week, the lowest average since October 2016, Freddie Mac reports. “Mortgage rates continued the summer swoon due to weaker economic data,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “While economic growth is clearly slowing due to rising manufacturing and trade headwinds, economic fundamentals are still solid for U.S. consumers. The unemployment rate is low, housing affordability is improving, home buyer demand is rising, and home price growth is stable.”
Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Sept. 5:
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.49%, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week’s 3.58% average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.54%.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3%, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.06% average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.99%.
- 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.30%, with an average 0.4 point, dropping from last week’s 3.31% average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.93%.
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