Act Now…Not Later

Dates to Remember

Two dates lie on the horizon that will impact interest rates and potentially home prices. The first program scheduled to end is the Federal Reserve's program for purchasing Mortgage Backed Securities. Announced in November of 2008, the Fed began purchasing $1.25 trillion in mortgage bonds in 2009 which will culminate at the end of March. As the intention and result of this program was to lower rates, mortgage rates will likely begin to rise after the program concludes.

In addition, April 30, 2010 is the last day to enter into a home purchase contract and still potentially qualify for a federal income tax credit of up to $8,000 for first-time home buyers and up to $6,500 for repeat home buyers. The credit can be claimed only on contracts that close by June 30, 2010.

Act Now…Not Later

While no one knows for certain what the future holds, one thing does appear clear. Home loan rates and home prices both will be higher in the future. If you or anyone you know is looking to purchase or refinance a home, waiting could be costly!

Steve Young
RE/MAX Associates
(817) 276-5149

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