Rates have risen once again this month. Our 30-year fixed rate increased from 3.375 percent to 3.625 percent. Our 20-year fixed rate rose from 3.250 percent to 3.5 percent. And our 15-year fixed rate has risen from 2.625 percent to 2.750 percent.
While rates are rising, the new house market is improving. Last year, housing permits hit their highest level since 2008 and 2012 saw a 20 percent increase in new home sales. If you are currently looking for your next home, you may see a wide selection of new houses for sale. To see whether you should go with a brand new house or previously owned home, check out this article from Money Magazine. It offers the pros and cons of buying a new home and what questions you need to ask before you do.
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President & CEO of Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
NOTE: Your mortgage rate can be affected by a number of factors, including your credit score, loan-to-value ratio, your down payment and the loan program you choose. No matter what, we'll always find you the best mortgage loan at the best rate, guaranteed. For more information, visit our Today's Rates page.