Mortgage Rates’ Impact on Affordability

Reporter: Joe Bousquin

Publication: Hanley Wood


Deadline: Apr 13, 2017 5:00 pm

For the Connect for Success print newsletter, sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and produced by Hanley Wood, this article looks at how rising mortgage rates are affecting affordability for home buyers. Questions include: 1)Where are mortgage rates headed in 2017 and beyond? 2) How are these rate increases affecting affordability for home buyers? 3) Which home buyers are affected most? 4) What can real estate agents and builders do to help home buyers in this rising rate environment? 5) What is needed in terms of education, walking them through the process, new product mixes? I’d like to hear from real estate agents, builders and economists about how rising mortgage rates are impacting home buyers.

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