Mortgage rates drop to 3-year low

HousingWire | February 06, 2020

The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage this week fell to a three-year low of 3.45% as worries about coronavirus drove investors into the U.S. bond markets. That’s the lowest rate since 3.42% in the first week of October 2016 and it’s almost a full percentage point below the 4.41% recorded a year earlier, according to the Freddie Mac report. Investors are piling into U.S. bonds as a safe haven while the world weighs the possible economic implications of the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 20,000 people, primarily in China. The increase in competition for bonds, including mortgage-backed securities, squeezes yields and drives mortgage rates lower.

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Touching on co-working, smart building technology and machine learning, facilities professional and IFMA Global Board of Directors member Dean Stanberry predicts what lies ahead for commercial real estate. Switch Automation is a global real estate software company that helps property owners and facility managers reduce operating costs, improve energy efficiency and deliver exceptional occupant satisfaction. Our comprehensive smart building platform integrates with traditional building systems as well as IoT technologies to analyze, automate and control assets in real-time.

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