Mortgage Bankers Association March 2015 Rate Forecast

Mortgage Bankers Association March 2015 Rate Forecast

Mortgage Finance Forecast March 2015

The Mortgage Bankers Association has updated their report since last month’s forecast. For the first quarter of 2015, the annual average forecasted rate for the 30 year fixed rate mortgage is expected to close at 3.7 percent. Looking ahead the forecast for 2015 shows a consistent and steady increase in the average rate. The average forecasted rate for the current quarter is 4.0 percent. Overall, the annual forecasted rate for 2015  is expected to remain unchanged from the overall annual forecast rate from 2014 at 4.2 percent.

Overall this forecast continues to support that the 30 year fixed rate mortgages are anticipated to rise at a slow and steady rate over the next couple of years. We can expect fluctuations in the rate as they will not consistently increase over the forecasted period but will meander around the average. So while we are no longer at the historical record low rates of years past, the rates appear to remain favorable in the outlook and support continued economic growth particularly in the housing sector.

So what do these rates mean if you are seeking a Veteran’s Assistance or VA home loan? The rates one actually qualifies is based on several factors including the loan program, credit score and credit worthiness. The forecasted rates are only intended to provide you with insight into what the market considers as the overall average rate for the given period. You must check with your financial institution to find out what rate you qualify and in some cases that rate may be lower than what you see forecasted by Mortgage Bankers Association. VA home loans is a home loan guaranty program offered to Veterans, military service members and eligible surviving spouses.

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