Interest Rates Hit 23 Week Low

Interest Rates Down for the 4th Week in a Row

Interest rates decreased last week for the 4th week in a row and brings us a new 23 week low for 30 year fixed mortgages. This marked the 1st time since September 5th of last year that we have seen rates slide for 4 consecutive weeks. Rates still remain very low and the market remains perfect for buyers and those who still have not taken this historical opportunity to purchase or refinance. As of Sunday the average overnight rate, as reported by, for a 30 year fixed rate sits at 4.62% down 10 basis points from the 4.72% we were at last  week. Remember this is the average overnight rate and those with good credit will still be able to lock in rates below these averages. The overall sentiment is for rates to be increasing but to date the Fed has done an amazing job of keeping these rates at historical low levels.

The benchmark 15 year fixed rate also decreased by 9 basis points last week to 3.85% from 3.94% while the benchmark 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage also made a move to the downside to 3.18% from 3.24% the previous week. 

The death of Osama Bin Laden may have even had a positive impact on rates this week. Any unexpected event tends to have an impact and with Bin Laden finally being killed, security concerns about potential retaliation by terrorists were heightened. So go out and lock in your rates and tell your neighbors how you were able to profit from the death of this monster.

We take great pride here at “Results Driven Real Estate” in providing our clients the very highest level of service available in the industry. If we can be of assistance in any way with questions you may have about your real estate goals please feel free to contact me at your convenience for a complimentary consultation.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester  e-PRO
“Results Driven Real Estate”

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175


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Tom Priester

After spending years among the top individual performers at one of Palm Beach County’s largest and most successful real estate brokerages, Tom Priester knew there was another way to do real estate. A better way. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. He tired of listening to why he should be going out to have his customers sign one sided buyers’ brokerage agreements. He tired of hearing how he should be selling customers why paying higher commissions, like 7% and 8%, was to their benefit. He tired of hearing how he should sell his clients on why they should be paying hundreds of dollars in additional “transaction fees”. The business had slid way too far from being focused on the customer. His customer. So he decided the time was right to be different… design. To start his own unique boutique real estate firm truly focused on his customers. They will now have access to a process focused on them. Only the best marketing techniques to sell their homes. No cutting corners. Commission structures based on his clients needs not his. Paradise Sharks was born out of Tom’s passion to return this business to the customer. Where it belongs. If you want a real estate experience that benefits you, just give Tom a call at 561 308-0175 or send him an e-mail at You can always pay more and receive less but that just would not make any sense. Would it?

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