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In the majority of the Tampa Bay area, property values have steadily increased since late 2012 and have continued to slowly increase. Along with higher property values, recent reports by Mortgage News Daily also highlight that sales prices seem to have peaked at only about 5 to 10% less than the highs in 2006. However, increases have generally slowed down, at least for now.
Mortgage interest rates waffled back and forth for most of 2014 with conventional rates hovering between 4.00% and 4.25% while FHA mortgage interest rates steadily hovered around 3.75%. However the last couple of months of 2014 saw conventional rates finally drop below 4.0% again with most FHA loans reaching back to lows at 3.25%!. And the conventional rates kept getting lower to almost 3.5% during January and part of February. Mortgage interest rates then turned upward again in mid-February 2015 and in the first week of March we saw a significant increase bringing Conventional mortgage interest rates to between 3.875% and 4% with FHA rates to 3.75%. After about a two week period in late April to the first week of May 2015 when they decreased again, we saw rates shift back upward, rising above 4% for Conventional and 3.75% for FHA mortgages. After a few weeks of rising rates and then a small decrease, this last week saw them explode more than .1% to bring Conventional rates to around 4.20% and FHA at 3.85% so they are about where they were a year ago.
Here is a recent summary report that includes average rates below:
MORTGAGE NEWS DAILY NEWSLETTER - 26 JUNE 2015
Since mortgage interest rates are market-driven, volatility is still very possible as you can see based on the synopsis above. I would certainly advise to keep track of them during the window of looking to buy, putting a contract on a home and closing on the sale of the property.
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