Do you have a mortgage with a variable or high interest rate? If you do, it makes a lot of sense to refinance. Thirty-year fixed-rate mortgages are currently only about 5 percent – and you want to lock in a low rate now, because inflation is on the horizon.
Inflation is coming due to the colossal amount of money that’s being created by the U.S. government to put toward the country’s economic problems. The country’s heavy debt load and deficit spending could also cause higher inflation. The government is on pace to spend $1.8 trillion more than it takes in this year, a record level of deficit spending. And the national debt is over $11 trillion.
Recently, the Fed has been cutting interest rates in an attempt to restart economic growth. But the Fed’s main job is to keep inflation at acceptable levels. So when inflation gets out of control (which it probably will when we finally emerge from this recession), they will have to increase interest rates. (You may remember that interest rates hit 18 percent in the 1970s under similar circumstances.)
Lock in that 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at today’s low 5 percent rate, before rates start to skyrocket. You’ll be glad you did.