It may not be an original question, but a relatively important one if you are deciding whether or not to lock the interest rate on your loan. Remember that long-term rates (more relevant to those focused on fixed rate financing) typically lag short-term rates (more relevant for floating/variable rate loans).
Rising Interest Rates are Mainly a Function of Three Things:
The recent good news on the unemployment rate (which could increase public demand for credit) was mainly due to the furloughed government employees returning to work. And, inflation is in check at 1%.
Here’s the Point: The amount of government debt has increased by over 150% in the past 10 years. Any material increase to interest rates would adversely affect the deficit, rendering even more budget problems for our current Administration.