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Month: August 2022
The median price forecast indicates positive annual growth for July, August, and Septemberin both Illinois and the Chicago PMSA. In Illinois, the median price is forecast to change by8.6% in July, 9.8% in August, and 10.3% in September. For the Chicago PMSA, thecomparable figures are 9.5% in July, 11.8% in August, and 12.7% in September. … Continue reading Forecast
Interest rates and federal student loans
Federal student loan rates are fixed, so most borrowers won't be affected by a rate hike. But if you are borrowing money for college, the interest rate on federal student loans already rose to 4.99% up from 3.73% last year and 2.75% in 2020-2021.
Interest rates and commodities
Interest rate risings affect all types of commodities.Even though auto loans are fixed, car prices are rising along with interest rates on new loans.Paying an APR of 5% instead of 4% would cost consumers $1324 more in interest over the course ofa $40k /72 mo loan.
Info for Home Buyers: interest rates
On a $500,000 loan a 30 yr fixed mortgage at December's rate of 3.11% would have meant a monthly payment of about $1283.00. Today at 5.54% the monthly payment is $1711. That's an extra $428.00 per month / $5136 more per year / $154080 more over the life of the loan. Buyers are slowly being … Continue reading Info for Home Buyers: interest rates