Mortgage Rates and New Jobs in Greater Nashville

Well, just as expected, interest rates for mortgages jumped this week. They went up half a percentage point to 4.5%. There are two VERY IMPOTANT things to remember to keep it all in perspective.

1- Rates are still low. 4.5% is still an AMAZING interest rate when you look at historical numbers. The orange line in the chart below shows that not until 2009 did we see rates steadily fall below 6%.


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2- An increase in rates, to a previously standard range, shows signs of a growing economy. Certainly, we do not want to see the rates of the early 90’s, but rates around the 6% mark are not necessarily unexpected either.

I would encourage you to start looking now for your new home if getting a rate below 5% is important to you. Analysts are making predications that we have not seen the last of the increases. Click her to see available inventory.

In other news, that specifically benefits the greater Nashville community, Nissan announced this week that they will be adding approximately 900 jobs to the plant in Smyrna in order to increase manufacturing of the Rogue. That is nearly 1000 jobs! How wonderful is that? It will certainly help our community to continue its growth!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!




About Sutton Lipman

Sutton Lipman Costanza is a native Nashvillian and a second generation REALTOR. She is excited and proud to be a part of The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty team. Sutton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University. Before selling real estate, she worked at Centerstone, a community-based behavioral health care organization in Nashville. In her free time, Sutton enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, practicing Spanish, knitting and playing tennis. or 615.438.6149
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