For the sixth straight week, fixed mortgage rates inched down, reaching new lows for 2011. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.60 percent this week while the 15-year mortgage averaged 3.78 percent, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.
Meanwhile, the National Association of Home Builders reported this week that home affordability reached its highest level in 20 years, making the purchasing power for home buyers even better during this traditionally prime buying season. Continue reading Buyers Better Hurry: Rates Reach New Lows
Lake Norman Foreclosure Homes
At the end of April 2011 there were 103 foreclosure, preforeclosure & short-sale properties listed in the Lake Norman area, a 17% decrease from the 124 foreclosure, preforeclosure & short sale properties for sale in March 2011. Prices range from $27,209 for a double-wide to $1,499,000 for a waterfront home in Mooresville.
Twenty-one foreclosure/short sale homes closed in April 2011. This was an decrease of 13% from the 24 foreclosure homes sold in March 2011. The average home sold was a 3 bedroom/3 bath with 3,148 square feet and an average sale price of $336,190. The average sales price decreased $32,898 or 9% from the previous month. The average days on the market were 212, a 56 day increase from March 2011.
Thirty-two foreclosure and short sale properties are currently under contract, a 33% decrease from March 2011. Continue reading April 2011 Lake Norman Foreclosure Real Estate Market Update