Many South Bay and Beach cities prospective home buyers are concerned with interest rates rising with the Fed making it clear that rates will
continue to slowly rise. That’s certainly a valid concern for potential homebuyers as a higher interest rate means a higher monthly payment which most often means a lower priced home. Taken in historical standpoint the current rates are dramatically lower than at just about any other time. The chart below shows the interest rate on conventional and conforming 30 year fixed rate mortgages. As we’ll see we’ve basically seen rates drop consistently since the high water mark of 16.3% in 1981. It certainly makes todays current rate in the mid 4% range see reasonable!