Safe Harbor Realty
Karen Ann Martin, Nicole Martin Wood
Safe Harbor Realty~ Karen Martin, Nicole Martin Wood

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2024 Prediction: Home Mortgage rates decline to 5.75%


Thanks to higher mortgage rates, 2023 was the least affordable homebuying year in at least 11 years, according to data from real estate companies.
But rates are already significantly lower since hitting 8% in October. Now, the average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage is 6.9%, up from 4.4% when the Fed started raising rates in March of 2022 and 3.27% at the end of 2021, according to Bankrate.
McBride also expects mortgage rates to continue to ease in 2024 but not return to their pandemic-era lows. “Mortgage rates will spend the bulk of the year in the 6% range,” he said, “with movement below 6% confined to the second half of the year.” Estimated to around 5.75 % . This is a hard thing to predict and this should only be taken as an estimate.
Should you wait to buy?  It seems when the rates go lower there may be more home buyers entering the buyer pool, thus raising home prices since demand usually has the biggest impact on home pricing.
Currently rates are around 6.5 - 7%, however if you consider an adjustable rate home mortgage carefully you can do much much better and be locked in for a long period of time.  Your loan officer can give you the pros and cons of an adjustable rate mortgage and if it fits your home buying needs. 

Karen Martin, Realtor Safe Harbor Realty Westport, MA
774-930-8181
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What our clients are saying  

Karen was fantastic. She did a great job staging, marketing, and photographing my house. It was so great I got a fantastic offer on my house. Highly recommend her. From Karen - Eddie received $45,000 over asking price for his home. He was thrilled!

 

~ Eddie Papa

Karen sold my mom's home in Dartmouth for me everything was up front and open she did all the foot work and paper work I had no time to do . She handled all of the details perfectly she called me at every turn to keep me in the loop she helped me make good decisions that needed to be made I was so satisfied with her professional and personal skills I recommended her to friends. Sousa Family Dartmouth Ma * update from Karen- I was able to help Sue sell her home in Dartmouth MA and move closer to her son and grandchildren.

 

~ Sousa Family

We have bought & sold quite a bit of properties over the last 35 years & have had the fortune of working with some very fine Real Estate agents. We had a property for sale that didn't sell last year and Karen contacted us, telling us she could sell our property. We lived out of state and hadn't done much work on it, other than repairs & maintenance. It was in need of extensive remodeling and the septic system needed to be replaced. Karen focused on the positives in her Marketing of the property and got quite amount of interest in the property. She was relentless & must have showed that property 2 dozen times until she found the perfect match for our property. It was by far the hardest sale of the year for her, but her determination paid off. Like we said in the beginning , we have worked with some very fine Real Estate agents over the years, but none as determined as Karen. If you want your property sold, Karen will sell it for you. We highly recommend her !!!! Gordon & Janice

 

~ Gordon & Janice

" Karen worked very hard for us, Selling our home in Freetown, then helping us find a new home in Westport, We want to thank her for everything she has done to make the transaction seem easy. We will be recommending her to our family & friends." -The Edwards Family, Westport, MA

 

~ Edwards Family

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