Freddie Mac has announced mortgage rates have hit new record lows with the average 30-year mortgage rate being 3.84%. No, that’s not a typo. It is 3.84%.
I’m currently representing a buyer on the purchase of a new construction home in the Woodlands and the terms of their mortgage are 0.8% origination fee with a 30-year fixed interest rate of 3.8%. These are FABULOUS interest rates which makes for a great time to either refinance or buy a Spring Texas home.
If you can get pre-approved for a home loan but don’t want to deplete your entire savings, you do have options. You can negotiate with the sellers to pay some or all of your closing costs and prepaids reducing your out of pocket expenses. If you need help with the down payment, you can ask your parents for the money.
Purchasing a Spring Texas home can still be within your reach. Rumors of 20% down payment requirements are just that rumors. They are NOT true. Behind a VA loan which has a 0% down payment, a FHA loan has the next smallest minimum down payment requirement of 3.5%.
If you are ready to take advantage of these ridiculously low interest rates, call us at 281.300.3141 or 281.804.8626. We are ready to help you find the ideal place for you and your family to call “Home” in Spring Texas or the Woodlands.
Jill Wente is an incredible realtor! We lived in the area for about 3 years before taking the house-hunting plunge... read moreJill Wente is an incredible realtor! We lived in the area for about 3 years before taking the house-hunting plunge and truly could not have chosen a better realtor to work with. Jill is professional and patient, she is an incredible resource who is 100% there for her clients at all times. We had a lot of questions and didn't want to pay any closing costs or prepaid costs out of pocket - Jill is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert and it SHOWS. We got exactly what we wanted at the price we wanted AND had several bonuses thrown in, including appliances and gutters. She was there for inspections/walk-throughs and kept in contact with our builder's salesperson as well. If you want a strong realtor who is also pleasant to work with (which I've learned is rare), then Jill is the realtor for you!! read less