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Why it is a great time to buy...! Interest Rates in Review

Tuesday, March 25, 2014   /   by Ken Parker

Why it is a great time to buy...! Interest Rates in Review

Mortgage Rates Through the Years

Here’s an overview of mortgage rates in the past four decades, as well as the approximate payment on a $200,000 mortgage and how it changes with the rise and fall of rates, according to Freddie Mac.

  • 1970s
    Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage: 8.86%
    Approximate payment on a $200,000 mortgage: $1,589
  • 1980s
    Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage: 12.70%
    Approximate payment on a $200,000 mortgage: $2,166
  • 1990s
    Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage: 8.12%
    Approximate payment on a $200,000 mortgage: $1,484
  • 2000s
    Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage: 6.29%
    Approximate payment on a $200,000 mortgage: $1,237
  • 2014
    Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage: 4.36%
    Approximate payment on a $200,000 mortgage: $997
Ken Parker, Broker
Ken Parker
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Victorville, CA 92395
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