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Mortgage Rates Falls to a new Lower Territory as Investors Rush into Bond Market

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WASHINGTON – The average mortgage rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage have fallen again due to the rushing of investors into the bond market. This is expected to continue for a period of 3 months. Mortgages rates approximately follow the yield on the 10-year treasury. The average lenders offer an interest rate between 4.125 and 4.25 percent. However, the more aggressive lender charge a lower interest rate of 3.875% for some borrowers with pristine applications.

Before the announcement of Federal Reserve to not to raise the interest rates this year, the average rate stood at 4.40 percent. Federal Reserve also revealed in an announcement that it would jump into buying bonds again which is why interest rates would not rise. Mortgage rates underwent fluctuations in the last few months. In the month of November, there was an increase of over 5% in the mortgage rates which fell in December. Post this fall, there was a monthly spike of 12% in the sale of existing homes in the months of December and January. Not only in the US, but Toronto second mortgages rates were also showed a similar trend.

Due to decent economic growth in the US and the shrinking economic growth all over the world, the mortgage rates were kept at as low as 3.5 % and this trend is expected to continue in the future as well. Also, in the year 2016 and 2017, mortgage rates were lower and there was an increase in the sale of homes during this period of time.

Mike Fratantoni, Chief Economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association said their forecast hints that mortgage rates are expected to get higher later in the year to an average value of 4.6 percent. But during this period of time, the drop in mortgage rates has given an opportunity to the prospective buyers to go for their home. Due to low mortgage rates and moderating home-price growth, the purchasing power of people has improved. It is expected that this would result in an increase in the sale of homes than the previous time.

Jenny is one of the oldest contributors of Bigtime Daily with a unique perspective of the world events. She aims to empower the readers with delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from around the World.

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What does it really mean to be an Entrepreneur?

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We see that word a lot, especially in the business world. Entrepreneurship is an idea that is often tied to the concept of the American dream. An individual chooses to put their head down and work hard to open a business and are now reaping the benefits of investing their time, money, and energy.

For those of us who have a job in the traditional sense working for a company that we do not own, the idea of becoming an entrepreneur can be both exciting and intimidating. Not everyone is built to start a business and pour their soul into helping it grow and become their main source of income. So what does it really look like to be an entrepreneur in 2022?

Betting on yourself

Anyone who has started a business themselves will tell you that the key to success is believing in yourself, as cliche as that may sound. With all of the responsibility of the business falling on your shoulders, there is a lot of weight that you have to carry. Figuring out the product or service itself, marketing the brand online or through your network, and handling the logistics of owning a business are just some of the tasks that will fall on you. Depending on what industry you are in, you may need to take the time to be certified, especially for some trades where a license is required. Getting through “impostor syndrome,” or the belief that you do not have what it takes to achieve your goals, will be key to creating long-term success, but this is only possible if you truly believe in your abilities and your business.

Assuming all of the risk

The scariest part of being an entrepreneur is the inherent uncertainty. Will your business be successful? How long before you start to turn a profit? Will this business be able to support your livelihood both in the short term and in the long? These are questions that you will undoubtedly face as a business owner, especially early on. All of the risk associated with owning a business is yours. The best way to manage this risk is to seek assistance in the areas that you feel uncomfortable in. Don’t understand how to keep track of clients and invoices? Research the best software to help you. Having trouble with taxes? Hire a tax professional to work through the details with you. There will likely be aspects of owning a business that you will not even know exist, so be sure to do your research.

Reaping all of the benefits

While there is significant risk associated with entrepreneurship, there is also the possibility of success. In the event of success with your business, you will reap all of the benefits of your growth. Whether that means achieving financial independence, or simply living out a purpose and feeling fulfilled, you receive the full reward as the owner of that business. This is what most entrepreneurs keep their focus on and what gets them through the long hours and extreme investment of their assets. They look forward to the day when they reach their financial or personal goals, which makes the whole journey worth it. 

The freedom of choice

This factor is especially evident with the wave of new businesses that have started since the beginning of the global pandemic. A huge number of workers have filed applications for new businesses in the last few years, with over 551,000 applications in July of 2020, a huge jump from similar time periods in years past. That trend has continued into 2022, with many workers leaving their regular jobs in order to pursue entrepreneurship. One of the main draws is the freedom of choice. You can choose what type of business to run, what product or service you will sell, what your company culture will be, where to allocate resources, and even what hours to work. People may have left previous positions for any number of reasons such as low pay, feeling undervalued, poor management, long hours, or simply burnout. By starting a new business, an entrepreneur has the freedom to customize the role to suit themselves. Even if there are long hours, the feeling of self-determined fulfillment can override the difficulty of running the business. 

Entrepreneurship should not be taken lightly

As stated before, becoming an entrepreneur is not for everyone. Even if you come up with a great idea for a product or service, you may not have the capacity or the drive to turn it into a thriving business. It is important to spend time in reflection and doing research before taking the leap to make sure that you understand what you are getting into and what it will take to be successful. Lay out your goals, come up with a plan, seek outside advice from people who know you and professionals in the field you are interested in, and then make a decision. If you choose to go for it, then be ready to defeat that impostor syndrome.

 

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