Comparing Costs: Then and Now Posted on July 6, 2018 - 11:47 AM by Red Hilton Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.1% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant! Lock in a low rate now while you can! Comments There are no comments for this post.