MORTGAGE RATES UPDATE

Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate jumped by more than a quarter of a week ago. Here’s a visual to show how mortgage rate movement throughout 2021 was steady compared to the rapid increase in…

HOME-OWNERSHIP IS THE KEY TO BUILDING WEALTH

Financial security and homeownership are especially important today as inflation rises. But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “Homeownership is rewarding in so many ways and can serve as a vital component in achieving financial stability.”  Here…