Can 0.5% Really Equal 5%?
Since the election, rates have started going up and it will have a direct effect on the cost of housing. There is a rule of thumb that a ½% change in interest is approximately equal to 5% change in price.
As the interest rates go up, it will cost you more to live in the very same home or to keep the payment the same, you'll have to buy a lower priced home.
Before rates rise too much may be the best time to buy a home whether you're going to use it for your principal residence or a rental property. Low interest rates and lower prices make housing more affordable.