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February
26

With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they've been, and how much they've changed over time.

  • According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five-decade low.
  • The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment is significant. An increase of just $20 dollars in your monthly payment can add up to $240 per year or $7,200 over the life of your loan. Maybe it's time to lock in now while rates are still low.
February
24

We've entered into another decade, but what does that mean in the real estate industry for the next ten years? According to a recently released by Lending Tree for a significant number of U.S. homeowners, moving is in the cards.

LendingTree surveyed more than 1,500 Americans, finding that 45 percent of homeowners are planning to move during the 2020s. What is the motivation? At the top of the list is moving to a location with a lower cost of living, at 30 percent. Nearly as important to respondents (at 28 percent) is moving for better job opportunities. Other reasons include moving to be closer to their children (21 percent), retire (18 percent), be in a bigger city (12 percent), be in an area with better schools (9 percent), be closer to their parents (11 percent) and because they don't like their current area (16 percent).

Source Lending Tree

What's the generational breakdown? For millennials, the priority is a larger home (26 percent). Gen Xers (19 percent) and boomers (26 percent) are both focused on retiring in a new area.

Top Reasons Homeowners Would Buy a New Home in the Next 10 Years (by Generation)

For some, the move is a little different than what's traditionally expected—more than one in four millennials (28 percent) said they are considering returning to renting, and 7 percent of boomers plan to do the same.

The opposite scenario? LendingTree reports that 42 percent plan to buy a home over the next two to five years, meanwhile, 16 percent believe they'll purchase in the next six to 10 years.

To read the entire report, visit www.lendingtree.com.