February 2016 Interest Rates:
Most people have heard the following phrases: “now is the time to buy” “interest rates are low, act now!” Take a look at the interest rates as provided by Wells Fargo and the National Home-Builders Association. Keep in mind that these change on a daily basis and most likely won’t be the same if you log in to check them yourself.
Product Interest Rate APR These rates are a snapshot from Wells Fargo.
To provide a comparison
Conforming Land in October of 1990 rates were 9.91% for a 15 year loan & 10.24% for a 30 year rate.
30-Year Fixed 3.875% 3.949%
30-Year Fixed FHA 3.875% 4.926%
15-Year Fixed 3.125% 3.291%
7-Year ARM 3.500% 3.485%
*These rates are a snapshot from Wells Fargo.*
The National Home Builders Association provides a valuable resource to those people who are considering building a home.
While interest rates have started to climb back up from 2 or so years ago, the current market conditions still are very favorable for those who are seriously considering a major decision such as building their own dream home.
It might be time to start taking notes when you hear people say: “now is the time to build” or “you better act now before it’s too late!”