Deja Vu – Interest Rates Set Another Brand New All Time Record Low

30 Year Fixed Interest Rates Stay Below 4% for 6th Record Week

At the onset of a new year we are always filled with anticipation for an amazing market in the 12 months staring us in the face. As 2011 was a great year of recovery in some respects we did start seeing some weakness over the past quarter. I am just putting the finishing touches on my year end recap and look ahead to 2012 and am still full of optimism in what we will see this year. Over the past couple days I have completed my 2nd article on foreclosure levels that have jumped considerably to start the year and my 1st pending sale updates which were also very bearish. So it is nice to bring you some good news and that news is interest rates.

As of this morning, the average overnight rate for a fixed 30-year mortgage as reported by is at 3.91% down 1 basis points from where we stood seven days ago. This was our second straight weekly drop and another brand new all time record low. The benchmark 15 year fixed rate standard was at 3.22% down 4 basis points from last weeks level while the benchmark 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage stayed flat at 2.87% the same level we were at last week. The fact that rates have held below 4% now for 6 weeks tells me we could go lower which is really amazing. It also means that the market dies not see any real strength in the overall economy rebounding which of course is going to be another poor sign moving forward.

You will find it very easy to reach me at 561 308-0175 or via e-mail at if there is anything that I can do to assist you with real estate questions that you may have. We are committed to bringing only the highest level of service to you, your family, friends and colleagues so if we can be of service in any way please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience.


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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