What if mortgage rates don’t hit 5%?

Fannie Mae and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released their monthly updated forecast for mortgage rates through 2025. This June update no longer shows predicted rates for the 30-year fixed conforming to hit the 5% range. MBA, who tends to be the most optimistic, forecasts that in the 4th quarter of 2025, we’ll see 6.0% for a rate with the homes of 5.8% in 2026.

Should you hold out on Fannie Mae and MBA’s forecast for lower rates in two years? It depends. [Read more…]