Mortgage bonds have steadily strengthened since their August, 2014 levels, causing September mortgage rates in San Diego to drop.
You can follow the national average mortgage rates at Bankrate.com. San Diego mortgage rates tend to be .125% LOWER than the national average. Average rates as of August 1, 2014:
30 Year fixed conventional average= 4.06%
15 Year fixed conventional average= 3.17%
30 year fixed VA/FHA average= 3.65%
30 year fixed VA/FHA jumbo avg.= 4.0%
5/1 adjustable rate conv. average= 3.52%
We told you last month that San Diego home prices up but the price increases are decelerating. While I believe that the long-term trend will track the increases in inflation, prices may soften through 2015. I talked about this on Active Rain today and cited this Redfin article:
The first is a slowdown in home price growth. For the first time in five months, price growth was essentially flat in July. The second is a shift in pricing power from sellers to a more balanced market. That shift has been nearly nine months in the making from when sales began to first decline last November
Deals are going to be made this Fall. If you're buying a home, you have some price flexibility. Making offers 15-20% below asking price is almost as nutty as pricing your property $100,000 over recent solds but, without a doubt, buyers will be driving fall sales in San Diego.
We can lock rates up to 60 days so, if you have to be flexibile with a seller who is trying to close on another house, we can cover you. Make sure you get a good price concession for your flexibility.