What’s Going To Happen With Mortgage Rates? Going Up Or Down?

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So you’ve undoubtedly seen some news concerning inflation and mortgage rates, as well as something about a Federal Reserve (the Fed) decision. You may be wondering what it all means for you, especially if you’re considering purchasing a home. Allow me to break it down for you.

The Housing Market and Inflation

The Fed is working really hard to reduce inflation. Even if the most recent figures show modest improvement, the inflation rate remains above the 2% target. One of the reasons the Fed chose to raise the Federal Rate again was because of this. According to Bankrate, the Fed has hiked interest rates for the tenth time in ten meetings to combat inflation and cool the economy, which has been growing since rebounding from the 2020 coronavirus recession.

The Fed’s activities do not directly affect mortgage rates, but they do have an impact. Their actions last year contributed to a purposeful downturn in the residential real estate market.

What Impact Does Rates And Inflation Have on You?

Everyday expenses, such as gas and groceries, are becoming more expensive as a result of high inflation. You’ve probably already observed this, especially at the Grocery store!! The Fed is attempting to reduce inflation by hiking the Federal Funds Rate. If they are successful, it may result in lower mortgage rates, making house ownership more accessible for you. This is because when inflation is high, so are mortgage rates. Experts predict that if inflation slows, mortgage rates will follow suit.

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What Do Experts Expect to Happen Next?

Inflation and mortgage rates will continue to have an impact on the housing market in the future. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), mortgage rates will likely fall later this year as consumer price inflation moderates. Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni concurs, predicting that mortgage rates will fall this year as the economy slows.

Nobody knows what will happen to mortgage rates, but analysts believe they will fall this year if inflation falls as well. Connect with a reputable real estate advisor if you want to stay informed. They are aware of what is going on and can assist you in understanding what the experts are predicting and how it may affect your plans to purchase a home.

Summing It Up

Don’t be perplexed by the recent Federal Reserve decision. What happens to mortgage rates is determined by the rate of inflation. Mortgage rates will fall if inflation cools off, but will go up if inflation continues.

Our take – rates are probably going to go up with the Fed already hinting at raising rates at least one more time this year. The last stat we saw is that inflation was at 3.2% with their target being 2%. 

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