May Inventory shows no improvement
No spring boost for Inventory so far.
Single Family Homes
The 30-year Fixed Rate Mortgage fluctuated around 3% for most of 2021. The Fed appeared to many commentators (read my “Party on, dude” says the Federal Reserve posted in March 2021) to be taking an overly optimistic view about inflation; its indication of a policy reversal late in 2021 sparked a jump in the crucial 10-year Treasury (10T) yield and hence in mortgage rates. With inflation continuing to soar well beyond the Fed’s preferred 2%, interest rates climbed in 2022, driving mortgage rates to a multi-year high.
As inflation appeared to slow, so the yield on 10T dropped, leading to a drop in the FRM of 1% in early 2023. Inflation, however, remains stubbornly high – and the labour market stubbornly strong- causing interest rates and the FRM to move up again, before the crises at a number of banks drove Treasury yields – and hence the FRM – lower again.
In recent weeks the FRM has been mainly in the 6.25-6.5% range.
And these recent articles:
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How Marblehead’s 2023 Property Tax Rate is Calculated
Essex County 2023 Property Tax Rates: Town by Town guide
Why Mortgage Rates Will Fall
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Has Inflation Peaked?
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Marblehead 2022 Housing Market Review
Swampscott 2022 Housing Market Review
Beverly 2022 Housing Market Review
Salem 2022 Housing Market Review
Essex County 2022 Housing Market Review
Essex County Town by Town Guide: 2022 Median Prices and Sales; 2023 Tax Rates
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