I was reading the Wall Street Journal the other day and saw an article that lit my fuse ... and made we want to plead with every real estate buyer, "BUY TODAY, BEFORE RATES JUMP." Here's a link to the article Nabbing a bargain-Basement Mortgage Before Rates Rise.
After I read that I was talking to one of our potential home buyers who was looking all along the South Carolina Coast. I urged him to find that area on the SC Coast that most fit his needs and buy today. "It may be the Hilton Head area or it may not," I told him, "but find something soon and take advantage of this interest rate windfall."
Rule of Thumb: a 1% rise in rates equals a 10% rise in monthly P & I payments
I went on to share with him the general rule of thumb that a 1% rise in…