by Bill McBride on 12/16/2009 05:29:00 PM
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
From TIME Magazine: Person of the Year 2009 Extended Interview
TIME: Do you have a mortgage?
Bernanke: Oh, yes, we refinanced.
TIME: Oh, perfect. When?
Bernanke: About 5%. A couple of months ago.
TIME: Good time.
Bernanke: Yes. We had to do it because we had an adjustable rate mortgage and it exploded, so we had to.
TIME: So, did you get a fixed rate at 5%? I think this might be the most valuable piece of information. (Laughter.)
Bernanke: Thirty years fixed rate at a little over 5%.
Posted by Bill McBride on 12/16/2009 05:29:00 PM