What Low Interest Rates Mean to You

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Mortgage interest rates are low now and whether you are a buyer or a seller, this is good news!

If you are a buyer:

You will spend thousands less over the life of your home mortgage on a home purchased now versus a time of higher interest rates. If you are shopping for a home and have a down payment ready to go, this is an ideal time to act. Look at one of the online amortization calculators to see how much interest you will save over the life of your mortgage, then talk to a mortgage banker and a real estate agent to take advantage of these historically low interest rates.

If you are a seller:

Your home is more affordable now. You can ask a fair price for your home and buyers will save on the interest rates, making your home a better deal for them. If you have been thinking about selling your home, but a lower home valuation has made you wait, this may be a good time to get a better price. Speak to a mortgage banker and a real estate agent to see how they can help you sell your existing home and get you into an affordable new home.

Article by Christina Hammond and Alan Kennedy, prepared to work together to help you sell or buy a new home.

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About christinahammondhomes

Christina Hammond is currently a real estate agent for Keller Williams Greater Athens in Athens, Georgia. Her interests in real estate began when she was an undergraduate at Arizona State University, where she studied business and psychology. During her years at ASU, she apprenticed with one of the top producing real estate brokers in the area, learning the details of real estate sales in a large metropolitan area. This practical experience, combined with her university studies, further increased her interest in real estate as a career. Christina excels in developing close working relationships with clients that often grow into long term friendships. She has 15 years of real estate experience, the last 8 in the Athens area. As in Phoenix, she has fostered many connections with her clients and finds this part of her work more satisfying in this smaller venue. As Christina says, “It is enormously rewarding to help a client find a home that is right for them. Homes are the physical manifestation of many people’s dreams, and it is hard to express the satisfaction of helping someone find a home that they love.” Of course, selling real estate requires shrewd understanding of the market and competing forces. Such skills were honed through her academic experience, understanding legal contracts, business negotiations, market competition, etcetera. But from Christina’s perspective, real estate is fundamentally about the people, rather than just buying and selling. When she is contracted, her obligation to her client is paramount, and she will represent them as assertively as is necessary. Christina states, “You learn quickly that in a big city, as well as a smaller community, a great agent must be thorough and aggressive, so that the client can know that their interests are being managed effectively, and it allows them to relax and focus on the big picture.”
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