How develop the interest for construction money in the next 6 to 12 months? Many borrowers and prospective borrowers are insecure, as construction financing interest rates in the future will develop. Anyone who has observed the development of mortgage interest rates since the beginning of the year, has noticed that the market is extremely volatile. I.e., that there has been very strong swings upwards but also downwards. The conditions for mortgage loans with five-year fixed-rate is particularly volatile. At the beginning of the year, amounted to around 4.5%. In the first quarter, they fell by good half a percent and rose to may again to about 4.5 percent.
After a short breather, increased the interest, at the beginning of the second half of the year, still a tooth and rose until early August to 5 per cent. Since then, they fell again by 0.5 percentage points. The interest of loans for ten-year interest rate bonds were only slightly less volatile, as shown in the diagram. Financing customers who renew their loans in the future, or even new complete want to, will be watching this horror scenario. Finally, an increase of only a tenth percentage point ten years interest rate means an overhead of several thousand euros.
How develop the interest for construction money in the near future? This is the question of the magazine capital, 23 banks and brokers of construction financing. The result for the period of six months: 60 percent expect steady interest, 35 percent with moderate increases in interest rates. Only one bank anticipates falling interest rates in the next six months. Over a period of one year more than half of the surveyed institutions expects interest rates to rise, 43 percent with steady interest rates and in turn only a mediator predicts declining mortgage rates. Conclusion: If the surveyed financial institutions right, the times are bad for bargain hunters in the construction sector, because actually no longer anticipates falling construction financing terms. It is advisable to monitor the market and to take advantage of days with movements to its interest rates down to establish. Bernd Munder building financing @ BeMu