Interest rates and home ownership continue to be in the news. We have been observing a couple of weeks of record low interest rates. To put it into perspective, in 1982, 30 year fixed rate loans were at 16.02%. The trend over the last 30 years has been downward from that high, down to 3.92% in the first quarter of 2012. The average annual rate has been 8.32% over the past 30 years. [source Freddie Mac].
So what does this mean for home ownership? It means that with careful selection of a home, through the recommended use of a qualified realtor; as well as working with a good loan officer --an individual can maximize the current prices on homes as well as leverage the low interest for the purchase.
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"Integrity, patience,and professionalism are words that describe Cari Schwisow. We were out of state buyers and Cari always went the extra mile for us. She previewed many homes for us, took countless photos and videos, which she sent to us for our approval, until we could find just the perfect home. Cari always followed thru every step in the purchase of our home. She kept in close communication with us, letting us know how every process of the sale was progressing. We will highly recommend her to our family and friends. It was a pleasure working with Cari"