The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment.

 

Where Are Interest Rates Headed?
Where Are Interest Rates Headed?

 

The higher the interest rate, the greater the mortgage 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 over the course of the next 12 months.

 

Mortgage Rates Freddie Mac 30-year fixed.
Mortgage Rates Freddie Mac 30-year fixed.

 

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.

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated 7.0% from this time last year and are predicted to be 5.2% higher next year.

 

5-Year Change in Price by Price Range

5-Year Change in Price by Price Range
May 2013 – May 2018

If both the predictions of home price and interest rate increases become reality, families would wind up paying considerably more for their next home.


Even a small increase in interest rate can impact your family’s wealth.

Contact a Help-U-Sell Real Estate Agent to evaluate your ability to purchase your dream home in West Hills, Woodland Hills, or any other Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita area real estate.

 


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20026 Oxnard Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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$599,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Not Applicable - 1007242, West Hills
$599,000
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22912 Lanark Street
West Hills, CA 91307

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$558,000 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Woodland Hills
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22203 Erwin Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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$725,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in West Hills
$725,000
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7160 Rockridge
West Hills, CA 91307

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21821 Burbank Boulevard Unit 153
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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$706,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Woodland Hills
$706,000
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4657 Ensenada Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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$899,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Woodland Hills
$899,000
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4820 Escobedo Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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$849,000 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Woodland Hills
$849,000
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4317 Morro Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$476,777 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in West Hills
$476,777
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MLS# SR18271100

23545 Victory Boulevard Unit 25
West Hills, CA 91307

Property Type: Townhouse
$1,249,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Woodland Hills
$1,249,000
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MLS# PW18271211

5265 Elvira Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,470,000 - 6Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Woodland Hills
$1,470,000
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MLS# 18403724

4234 Alhama Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$728,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in West Hills
$728,000
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MLS# 18406110

7026 Green Vista Circle
West Hills, CA 91307

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$479,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Woodland Hills
$479,000
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MLS# SR18268705

5565 Canoga Avenue Unit 318
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Property Type: Condominium
$675,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in West Hills
$675,000
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MLS# TR18270107

7631 Sausalito Avenue
West Hills, CA 91304

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$955,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Above Woodland Hills Country Club, Woodland Hills
$955,000
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MLS# 18401664

20915 Marmora Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$879,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Woodland Hills
$879,000
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MLS# BB18270569

22827 Leonora Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,089,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Other - Othr, West Hills
$1,089,000
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MLS# 218013930

7406 Jason Avenue
West Hills, CA 91307

Property Type: Single Family Residence
$665,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in West Hills
$665,000
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MLS# 18405664

6614 Birchton Avenue
West Hills, CA 91307

Property Type: Single Family Residence

 


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