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    Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?

    The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search.

    Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see, interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019.

    Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019? | Simplifying The Market

    How Will This Impact Your Mortgage Payment?

    Depending on the amount of the loan that you secure, a half of a percent (.5%) increase in interest rate can increase your monthly mortgage payment significantly. But don’t let the prediction that rates will increase stop you from purchasing your dream home this year!

    Let’s take a look at a historical view of interest rates over the last 45 years.

    Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019? | Simplifying The Market

    Bottom Line

    Be thankful that you can still get a better interest rate than your older brother or sister did ten years ago, a lower rate than your parents did twenty years ago, and a better rate than your grandparents did forty years ago.

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    Shalini Schetty

    Shalini Schetty is an elite Licensed Real Estate Sales Person and a Trusted Real Estate Advisor at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Laffey International Realty in Huntington, NY. Shalini is one of the top-producing licensed Real Estate Sales Agents in the area. After obtaining an MBA and pursuing a successful career in finance at JP Morgan in Manhattan, Shalini decided to leverage her international experience (with extensive ties to Asia and India), business background, and love of real estate to start a career in real estate. As a real estate professional for over eighteen years, Shalini consistently delivers outstanding results for her clients.

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