RATES ARE RISING! Let’s Explain In Layman’s Terms

It’s all about the rising interest rates for mortgages and with low inventory and increasing sales prices here in Silicon Valley, you’re probably curious how it will impact your pocket book. There are a lot of moving parts that determine these rates, but in the end, they will impact buying power, which affects both sides of the transaction. From Willow Glen to Cambrian and Saratoga, the up and coming, and currently hot neighborhoods will feel it.


For example, a typical mortgage payment on a $1.5M house can see a difference of about $340/mo when rates go up from 3.3% to 3.8%. Rates are just starting to go up, so what we are seeing is buyers in somewhat of a frenzy to lock in a home before they go up any more. Because of this, the rising interest rates are not having a slowing effect on the market at the moment, but that could change over time as we see them tick up over the next few months.


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