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Federal Reserve’s Short Term Rate Hikes Force HELOC Rates Higher and Continue the Dominance of 30 Year Fixed Rate Refinances, According to Anthony Powell, Vice President of Operations AAFMAA Mortgage


September 15, 2016 – Increases in short term rates lead many military families to replace “no-ceiling” HELOC debt with 30 year fixed rate loans from AAFMAA Mortgage Services. HELOC (home equity lines of credit) rates are going up with the Prime Rate, and many banks now offer rates exceeding 4% (uncapped). At AAFMAA Mortgage Services, military families receive expert advice from state-licensed loan officers capable of providing money saving solutions.

The Federal Reserve recently raised short term interest rates, which caused a decline in long term fixed rates. This provides a unique opportunity for military families to refinance from volatile short term adjustable HELOC rates into 15 or 30 year fixed rate loans. The New York Federal Reserve reported that HELOC debt has been falling as consumers secure less volatile fixed rate debt.

Roughly $500 billion in HELOC debt will likely refinance into 30 year fixed rates over the next several years according to Anthony Powell, Vice President of Operations of AAFMAA Mortgage Services. Most HELOCs have no rate ceiling to cap how high the interest rate may climb. Military families with HELOCs should assess the terms and rates paid, determine whether or not a rate ceiling exists, and lock-in protections against further rate increases. Military families may consult with state-licensed loan officers to see if refinancing to a 30 year fixed rate loan is advantageous.

Contact an AAFMAA Mortgage state- licensed loan officer today for a free rate quote. AAFMAA Mortgage Services. 844-246-7930 (844-4-AAFMAA). http://www.aafmaa.com/mortgage. Physical location 639 Executive Place, Suite 203, Fayetteville North Carolina 28305. NMLS license number 1423968. Anthony Powell, NMLS ID 78385.