Beyond the Headlines- What’s Happening in Real Estate Pt 62

The Dawn Thomas Team is constantly trying to keep our clients and the inquiring public up to date on the goings-on of the Real Estate Market. These days there is so much information coming out daily that it’s hard to keep it all straight and not miss important articles. We’ve recently written about sellersbuyers, taxes and loans-all of these things are important factors in the Real Estate Market-a very integral arm of our current economic climate. So today we give you two articles–and a bit of advice– that we think are important for you, our clients and the public, to know. Read on!

Mortgage Rates Start 2014 on the Up and Up

The new year started with a round of increases in mortgage rates, which many experts believe reflects an ongoing trend for 2014. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.53 percent (0.8 point) for the week ending January 2, up from the last week of 2013, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
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Aging Boomers to Boost Demand for Apartments, Condos and Townhouses
Source: Wall Street Journal  

Aging baby boomers could reshape the U.S. housing market if many move out of the houses where they raised families in order to move into cozier multifamily units, such as apartments, condominiums and townhouses. This could present a huge shift in the country’s housing demand.
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