Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2020 Mortgage Considerations

2019 was a great year for buying a home, but if you weren’t able to make your purchase, all hope is NOT lost! 2020 is continuing on with the great interest rates, and awesome reasons to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Team Lasson wants to help you get your vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks purchased and ready for you to enjoy as soon as possible, so here are a few things to keep in mind about mortgages in 2020, we think it’s pretty exciting!

Rates Are Still Low

If you were watching rates in 2019, you know that they were amazing. The good news is that rates are continuing to stay around the same low levels. There is no way to really predict exactly what the rates will do throughout the year, the only thing you can be sure of is what they are today and what you do about it.

The Home Search Could Be Hard is predicting that in 2020, home inventory could reach a historic low as a steady flow of demand, especially for entry-level homes. If you’ve been considering purchasing a home at the Lake, NOW is the time to get started. Start by visiting our website at and applying for your pre-approval, then find your real estate agent and start looking for your dream property. If there is going to be a shortage of homes and condominiums on the market this year, getting started early could be a huge advantage.

Get Prepared

The first and best thing you can do is to start getting prepared. This can include tracking your spending, saving up for the down payment, improving/maintaining your credit score, and getting pre-approved with Team Lasson. Start gathering documents like your tax returns, paychecks stubs, bank and asset statements, and W-2 information. If you want more information about preparing financially for your real estate purchase at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can check out our blog: New Year’s Resolutions that Help with Homebuying.

Now is a Great Time to Purchase

Mortgage rates have been at historic lows which makes it a great time to buy real estate. Team Lasson has enjoyed helping many homebuyers become homeowners over the past few months, and there’s still time to make that happen for you. If you have been hoping to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, this really is a great season for it. With rates looking good, and a few more months before Summer starts, you can have the vacation home of your dreams just in time!

Visit our website ( to learn more about our business, as well as submit your application. We look forward to working with you!

For Lake area news, resources and tips on financial services, please 

Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

4655 B Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Direct: (573) 746-7211

**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions.

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