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St Louis Real Estate – Interest Rates Hold Steady, Home Buyers Race To Get Tax Credit

Paramount Mortgage Company - St Louis

Realtors, home buyers and sellers are rushing to complete sales agreements before the tax credit for home purchases expires this week; home buyers must have a deal by April 30 and close by June 30 to qualify for a tax break up to $8,000 for first-time home buyers and $6,500 for those  moving to a different residence. The Treasury Department and the real estate industry have termed the program a success, helping people buy homes.  However,  many tax experts say it has been singularly cost-ineffective: most of the $12.6 billion in credits through end of February was collected by people who would have bought homes anyway or who in some cases were not even eligible…

The unkowns are:

With the end of the Federal Reserve’s mortgage backed security purchase program March 31st and the tax credit set to expire on April 30th, what kind of housing market will we be facing in the second half of 2010?    Are interest rates going to rise?     What happens after the tax credit goes away?

Stay tuned.

St. Louis Mortgage Interest Rates – April 28, 2010 *

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage 5.125% no points
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage 4.375% no points
  • 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage 3.625% no points
  • FHA/VA 30-year fixed rate mortgage 5.25%
  • Jumbo 5/1 ARM 4.125% no points
  • Jumbo 15 year fixed rate mortgage 4.625%

For more information or if you have questions on mortgage rates in St. Louis you may contact me by phone at my direct line, (314) 372-4319, email at rfishel@paramountmortgage.com or you can visit our company website at http://www.paramountmortgage.com.

 

 


*Note- The above rates are based upon a typical sale price of $187,500 with a 20% percent down payment leaving a loan amount of $150,000 to a borrower with a 720 credit score for a loan with no discount points charged. Rates and terms will vary depending upon loan amount, home value, credit and income of borrower.

This information is provided by this author and this site for informative purposes only and is not warranted or guarteed in any way.

 

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