Friday, December 19, 2008

Mortgage Rates lowest in 37 years

Freddie Mac started its interest rate survey in 1971 and the current rate of 5.17% (national average) is the lowest ever. Coupled with many motivated sellers and today's rate, it's a great time to buy.

Source WSJ

Thursday, December 18, 2008

2009 BAH Rates Fort Knox Kentucky are available

The Fort Knox BAH Rates for 2009 did not increase across the board. Enlisted soldiers, E1-E5, took a slight reduction (about $30/month) while the E6-E9 soldiers and officers got a large increase of approximately $180 per month. Except for the O1 who gets $1 more.

Mortgage interest rates are amazing right now (around 5.17%), you can get a pretty nice home without going over your BAH.

Overall the change is pretty good but not as good as the 2008 BAH increases for Knox.

We have posted the 2009 rates along with the history for each pay grade. The history is for Fort Knox Kentucky off base housing and covers 1998 through 2009. It's interesting to see how they have changed.
i.e. An E6 (with dependents) received $536 in 1998 and currently receives $1,161