16 Apr '18, 1am

Home buyers fixing sights on fixed home loan rates

Home loans are tricky vehicles to maneuver. And also largely dependent on global interest rates and economy. As the price-increase gains momentum, more buyers are veering towards fixed home loan rates . The price index has leaped 4.6% from a year ago and is now 3.1% higher in Q1 alone. Melrose Park. Picture: iProperty Home buyers favoring fixed home loan rates The take-up rate of fixed-rate loans has increased 10% quicker than floating rate loans. Banks have also been seeing an increased demand for fixed-rate loans. This is despite the fact that floating home loan rates are 20 basis points higher than that of fixed-rate loans. Why? Certainty could be one of the reasons. Fixed rates loans are locked in during the first few years. Most owner-occupiers will prefer this option as the certainty allows them to plan for other aspects of their lives. Investors who are looking for ...

Full article: https://www.iproperty.com.sg/news/home-buyers-fixing-sigh...

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