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TODAY’S MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 4.125%

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TODAY’S MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 4.125%

July 21st, 2014

Interest Rate pricing moved up on my rate sheets this week even though the MBS market closed + 2 bps. Every day the MBS market closed down except Thursday, when markets reacted to the reports of a civilian plane being shot down in the Ukraine.

As has been the case for much of the past year – interest rates are staying in the same range and I expect that to continue for now. I don’t see the events in Ukraine and the Gaza strip having a huge effect on interest rates unless a conflict erupts with Russia or the Israel conflict brings in other countries from the region.

30 Year Fixed rates are now starting at 4.125% with 15 year fixed rates starting at 3.25%.

Next week many firms will be reporting their 2nd quarter earnings. June existing and new home sales reports will be released. After the dust settles, I see rates remaining in the same range at the end of next week.

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Below are today’s interest rates.  Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% paying 0 points

15 Year Fixed at 3.625% with $0 costs

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       4.125% – .55 points (4.235% APR),       4.25% – 0 points (4.3% APR)

20 year fixed:       3.875% – .52 points (3.98% APR),        4.125% – 0 points (4.17% APR)

15 year fixed:        3.25% – .8 points (3.41% APR),        3.5% – 0 points (3.53% APR)

10 year fixed:        3% – 1 point (3.2% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.29% APR)

5/1 ARM:        2.875% – .73 points (3.04% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.13% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.125% – 1 point (3.325% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.625% – .75 points (4.69% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (4.75% APR),

15 year fixed FHA:        3% – .83 points (3.46% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

30 year fixed VA:        3.75% – 0 points (3.82% APR)

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TODAY’S MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 4.125%

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July 21, 2014 at 5:23 am

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30 YEAR FIXED REMAIN AT 4.125% – BIG EVENTS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY COULD CHANGE RATE DIRECTION

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30 YEAR FIXED REMAIN AT 4.125% – BIG EVENTS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY COULD CHANGE RATE DIRECTION

June 3th, 2014

Mortgage rate pricing hit their best levels in close to 12 months on Wednesday of last week. The Mortgage Backed Security Market (MBS) market started last week off trading up +43 bps – continuing the rate improvement we have seen for much of the past 4 weeks.

On Thursday the market shifted, resulting in negative trading on Thursday, Monday, and so far Tuesday. Even so, interest rates are still excellent, hovering around their lowest levels in 11 months.

This is a huge week for interest rates with a ton of manufacturing and payroll data being released. The 2 most important events are on Thursday and Friday.

- The MBS market expects the European Central Bank to announce higher bond purchasing (quantitative easing) on Thursday. When the market expects something – the event is already factored into the pricing. If the European Central Bank does not announce more bond purchasing, expect a quick market reversal.

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- On Friday – the important May employment report is released. The last couple reports have affected mortgage pricing more by revisions to prior months numbers than the month being reported on. The employment report almost always has a large affect on mortgage rate pricing, and usually shapes what will happen in the rate market for the next month.

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I’m still in the camp that locking makes more sense right now, especially with rate pricing moving higher over the past 4 days.

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Below are today’s interest rates – have a wonderful week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM at 3.5% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       4.125% – .62 points (4.255% APR),       4.25% – 0 points (4.29% APR)

20 year fixed:      4% – .39 points (4.08% APR),       4.125% – 0 points (4.16% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.25% – .69 points (3.38% APR),         3.5% – 0 points (3.52% APR)

10 year fixed:       2.875% – .99 points (3.08% APR),         3.25% – 0 points (3.27% APR)

5/1 ARM:       2.75% – .92 points (2.93% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.129% APR)

7/1 ARM:         3.125% – .98 points (3.32% APR),        3.5% – 0 points (3.52% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.75% – 0 points (4.75% APR),

15 year fixed FHA:        3.125% – .60 points (3.545% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

30 year fixed VA:        3.75% – .15 points (3.78% APR),        3.875% – 0 points (3.89% APR)

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INTEREST RATES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE – 30 YEAR FIXED DOWN TO 4.125%

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INTEREST RATES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE – 30 YEAR FIXED DOWN TO 4.125%

May 27th, 2014

Mortgage interest rates continue to slowly improve – currently at their lowest levels in 11 months.

The Mortgage Backed Security market closed Monday, May 27th, trading up + 15 bps. The MBS market closed up + 30 bps last week, and up + 40 bps the week before.
There are a few main reasons that interest rates are continuing to show improvement.

The Ukraine situation is still volatile and military conflict is a possibility. Investors seek safety through US treasuries and Mortgage Backed Securities which helps improve interest rates.

Some experts believe that the stock market is trading much higher than it should based upon the actual performance of the companies. Some hold the view that a large correction could be in the future, which increases investment into US treasuries and MBS.

Lastly, it is expected that the European Central Bank will add another stimulus next week – which like the US’s Quantitative Easing – is a positive for mortgage interest rates.

All of these situations are helping rates move lower, but most experts don’t believe rates will go much lower than they are right now. The market hasn’t allowed 30 year fixed rates to drop back into the 3%’s since they rapidly moved up 12 months ago when the FED said they would likely taper their stimulus package.

So we are in high risk, low reward situation. Rates may go a little bit lower, but it’s very unlikely they will drop below 4%. Most experts believe rates are going to move higher – the question is when it will happen. With rates being at their lowest levels in 11 months, I lean towards the safe side and recommend locking.

Last week, I missed my first weekly update in quite a few years. My wife Sarah and I welcomed our 2nd child into the world – Dylan Rose Green. She was born at 12:20 AM on May 19th. She is healthy and we are truly blessed to have 2 great kids.

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Below are today’s interest rates – have a wonderful week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM at 3% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       4.125% – .46 points (4.215% APR),       4.25% – 0 points (4.27% APR)

20 year fixed:      3.875% – .73 points (4.02% APR),      4.125% – 0 points (4.13% APR)

15 year fixed:      3.25% – .65 points (3.38% APR),      3.375% – 0 points (3.41% APR)

10 year fixed:      3% – .6 points (3.12% APR),       3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)

5/1 ARM:       2.75% – .82 points (2.92% APR),       3% – 0 points (3.04% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.125% – .82 points (3.28% APR),       3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:       3.75% – 0 points (4.75% APR),

15 year fixed FHA:       3.125% – .51 points (3.525% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

30 year fixed VA:       3.75% – .20 points (3.79% APR),       3.875% – 0 points (3.89% APR)

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INTEREST RATES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE – 30 YEAR FIXED DOWN TO 4.125%

 

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RATES MOVE HIGHER AFTER REPORTS OF RUSSIA / UKRAINE PEACE AGREEMENT

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RATES MOVE HIGHER AFTER REPORTS OF RUSSIA / UKRAINE PEACE AGREEMENT

April 21st, 2014

Interest rates remained relatively stable for most of the week until Thursday.

On Thursday a peace accord was reported between Russia, Ukraine, the EU, and The United States. Investors have been monitoring this situation closely and once it appeared that the danger of a serious conflict had diminished, traders took money out of the safety of Bonds and Mortgage Backed Securities and into more higher risk, higher reward investments. This caused interest rate pricing to move up quite a bit on Thursday and Friday.

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At the close of the week, the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closed down -66 basis points. On Monday, we saw a slight rebound with the MBS closing up + 12 basis points.

The Ukraine situation is worth monitoring as much of the reason interest rates are not higher than they are is due to the unrest in this region and investors wanting the safety of the bond and MBS markets.

Currently – 30 year fixed rates are available at
4.25% paying 1 point (4.45% APR), 4.5% paying 0 points (4.55% APR), and 4.625% paying $0 costs (4.625% APR) for a well qualified borrower.
15 year fixed rates are available at 3.375% paying .73 points (3.515% APR), 3.625% paying 0 points (3.63% APR), 3.75% paying $0 costs (3.75% APR).

There is not a ton of data this week so I’m hoping we will see some small price improvement in interest rate pricing.

For a free email mortgage quote, please go to http://www.freemortgagequote.biz.

Below are today’s interest rates – have a wonderful week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

5/1 ARM at 3.125% with 0 points (3.16% APR)

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – 1 point (4.45% APR),      4.5% – 0 points (4.55% APR)

20 year fixed:      4.125% – .15 points  (4.19% APR),      4.25% – 0 points  (4.28% APR)

15 year fixed:      3.375% – .73 points (3.515% APR),      3.625% – 0 points (3.63% APR)

10 year fixed:     3% – .97 points (3.19% APR),      3.375% – 0 points (3.41% APR)

5/1 ARM:     2.75% – .92 points (2.94% APR),      3.125% – 0 points (3.2% APR)

7/1 ARM:      3.125% – .99 points (3.325% APR),      3.5% – 0 points (3.53% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:      3.875% – .48 points (4.475% APR),       4.125% – 0 points (4.66% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:      3.25% – .28 points (3.61% APR),       3.375% – 0 points (3.7% APR)

30 year fixed VA:       3.75% – .97 points (3.97% APR),       4% – 0 points (4.07% APR)

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INTEREST RATES MOVE HIGHER

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INTEREST RATES MAKE MOVE HIGHER

February 18th, 2014

I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s day and the day off for President’s day.

After steadily improving for most of 2014, mortgage interest rates finally moved higher last week. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market finished the week trading down -54 basis points, pushing 30 year fixed conforming rates to 4.375% costing .83 points at the end of the day on February 14th, 2014. 15 Year Fixed conforming rates did not move as much, but finished Friday at 3.375% costing .7 points.

Janet Yellen’s (the new FED Cheif) testimony last week made it very clear the FEDs outlook on the economy and Quantitative Easing moving forward. Yellen was enthusiastic about increased growth in the US economy in 2014, and mentioned that the slower growth in 2014 thus far could be a factor of the bad weather that has hurt the economy on the East coast – where a large share of the economy lives and works.

She also stated that the FED would continue to taper the stimulus QE3 and that they should be out of the market completely by the end of 2014. This is big news and likely means the FED will taper at every meeting this year until there is no more to taper. With the FED getting out of the mortgage business – the long term interest rate outlook remains one of increasing interest rates. Remember, the FED getting into the MBS market pushed rates to their historically low levels 3 years ago. With the FED getting out of the MBS market, interest rates should continue to go up.

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

15 Year Fixed at 3.5% with 0 points
7/1 ARM at 3.375% with 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.375% – .83 points,      4.5% – 0 points,       4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:     4.125% – .88 points,       4.375% – 0 points,       4.5% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:       3.375% – .7 points,      3.5% – 0 points,      3.75% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:       3.125% – .67 points,       3.375% – 0 points,        3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:       2.875% – .72 points,       3.125% – 0 points,       3.375% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:       3.125% – .95 points,      3.375% – 0 points,        3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:       3.75% – 1 point,       4% – 0 points,       4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:       3.25% – .1 points,        3.375% – 0 points,        3.5% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:       3.875% – .24 points,        4% – 0 points,        4.125% – $0 costs

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INTEREST RATE PRICING STAYS IN NARROW RANGE

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INTEREST RATE PRICING STAYS IN NARROW RANGE

February 10th, 2014

Interest rate pricing was all over the place last week.  On Monday, interest rates hit their lowest levels in about 3 months.  Interest rates went higher the rest of the week until the January employment report was released on Friday.  For the third month straight, job creation was lower than forecasts.  This would normally cause a big movement for better interest rates but the improvement wasn’t as much as expected.

Overall on the week, the Mortgage Backed Security market traded lower – 6 bps.  When the dust settled, interest rate pricing remained in a narrow range and mortgage interest rates are basically where they were at the beginning of last Monday.

In 2014, interest rates have fallen at some of the fastest levels in the past 2 years.  The main reason is usually interest rate pricing fluctuates more going up and down, but interest rates have improved for 5 week straight weeks before last week. 

There is some concern that the lower trend has come to an end with the market not moving as much as expected with a poor employment report.  It’s tough to call right now, but I see interest rates remaining fairly stable for the time being.  There is still a limit to how much interest rates can really improve with the FED tapering.  The interest rates in the low 3%’s won’t be back, but you could see interest rates going a little bit lower than today’s levels.   

This week Janet Yellen will make her first testimony to Congress.  Not much new information is expected to be deemed from this testimony, but it will be her first time before Congress as the new FED Cheif.

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

15 Year Fixed at 3.5% with 0 points

7/1 ARM at 3.375% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – .8 points,     4.5% – 0 points,     4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4% – 1 point,     4.25% – 0 points,     4.375%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.375% – .38 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3% – .66 points,     3.25% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.75% – 1 point,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.125% – .88 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .6 points,     3.875% – 0 points,     4.125% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – 0 points     3.5% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     3.75% – .42 points,    3.875% – 0 points,      4.125% – $0 costs

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INTEREST RATES CREATE NEW LOWS FOR 2014!!

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INTEREST RATES CREATE NEW LOWS FOR  2014

January 27th, 2014

Interest rates continued their hot streak ahead of the FED statement on Wednesday.  Mortgage interest rates pushed to new lows in 2014 with the stock markets having a big sell off and investors transferring money into safer investments.

This improvement in rates could be temporary depending on if the stock markets bounce back.  I would strongly recommend locking as these are the lowest rates I have seen in close to 2 months.

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will release a statement on Wednesday that will likely have a major impact on rate pricing.  Experts are still torn on whether the FED will keep current bond purchasing levels or reduce them another 10 million.     

If the FED reduces its bond purchasing again, expect to see rates bounce back higher.  

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

20 Year Fixed at 4.125% with 0 points

10 Year Fixed at 3.25% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – 1 point,     4.5% – 0 points,     4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4% – .92 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.375%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.375% – .73 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3% – .95 points,     3.25% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.875% – .86 points,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.375% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.25% – .78 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .46 points,     3.875% – 0 points,     4.125% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – 0 points     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     3.75% – .43 points,    3.875% – 0 points,    4.25% – $0 costs

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Interest Rates create new lows for 2014

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INTEREST RATES DROP TO 1 MONTH LOWS

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INTEREST RATES DROP TO 1 MONTH LOWS

January 13th, 2014

Interest rates finally gained some momentum after weeks of movement higher.

On Friday, the December employment report was released. Analysts predicted Non Farm Payroll Jobs to increase by 196,000 and the unemployment percentage to remain at 7%. The analysts vastly overestimated the increase, causing a huge movement in the bond markets and pushing rates lower by approximately .125%.

Non Farm Payroll jobs only increased by 74,000. Although the unemployment percentage dropped to 6.7%, much of that was due to people leaving the work force. Only 62.8% of the population is employed, which is the lowest level since 1976.

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This is welcome news for rate watchers after interest rates have steadily climbed for weeks straight. With the FED tapering, the long term outlook is still for interest rates to climb higher. Now is a good time to consider locking in while price is improved.

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.5% with 0 points

15 Year Fixed at 3.625% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.375% – .97 points,      4.5% – 0 points,      4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:      4.125% – .39 points,      4.25% – 0 points,      4.375% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:     3.375% – .99 points,      3.625% – 0 points,      3.75% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:      3.125% – .58 point,      3.375% – 0 points,      3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:      2.875% – .94 points,      3.125% – 0 points,      3.5% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:     3.25% – .99 points,      3.625% – 0 points,      3.875% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:      3.75% – 1 point,      4% – 0 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:      3.25% – .49 points,      3.5% – 0 points       3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:      3.75% – .84 points,      4% – 0 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

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TODAY’S INTEREST RATES / NEW .5% DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM

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January 6th, 2014

New Year

I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Years!!

Interest rates didn’t move much last week with the majority of traders on vacation. The MBS market closed + 18 bps, so mortgage pricing improved slightly.

On Friday, the December employment report will be released. More positive gains in employment will result in rates continuing their march higher.

My recommendation is still to lock as rates will likely continue to rise.

Have a great week!!

.5% DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM – AVAILABLE NOW!!

This new program helps potential borrowers qualify for a new purchase home loan with as little as a .5% down payment.

The program works as follows:

96.5% LTV 1st FHA Mortgage
3% LTV 15 Year Fixed 2nd Mortgage

This is a great product for those borrowers that have decent credit and income, but don’t have the funds or gifts available for a 3.5% or 5% down payment.

Please call me for details or if I can help any of your clients with this new product.

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BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

5/1 ARM at 3.25% with 0 points
10 Year Fixed at 3.5% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.5% – 1 point,      4.625% – 0 points,      4.75% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:      4.25% – .6 points,      4.375% – 0 points,       4.625% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:      3.5% – .99 points,      3.75% – 0 points,      3.875% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:      3.25% – .83 point,      3.5% – 0 points,      3.625% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:     3% – .7 points,      3.25% – 0 points,      3.625% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:      3.375% – .96 points,      3.625% – 0 points,      3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:      4% – .92 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:      3.375% – .84 points,      3.625% – 0 points     3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:      4.125% – .87s point,       4.25% – $0 costs

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FED TAPERS – RATES WILL GO UP IN 2014 WITH GSE FEE INCREASE

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FED TAPERS – RATES WILL GO UP IN 2014 WITH GSE FEE INCREASE

December 26th, 2013

I hope everyone had a Happy and Safe Holiday!!

As many have heard by now – The FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD finally decided to taper their bond purchasing program – capping months of speculation on when the move would take place.   The FED will reduce it’s bond purchasing by 10 million per month. This relatively small taper as well as the market already taking into account that a taper would happen helped rates not go through the roof. Still mortgage interest rates are much higher than most have become accustomed to and will head higher in 2014.

GSE FEE INCREASE IN 2014:

Along with more tapering likely coming from the FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD in 2014, the GSEs FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC announced fee changes to lenders last week.

These fee changes will raise the rate for most borrowers .125% – .375% once they hit lender rate sheets. After announcing the Fee change, FHFA director Mel Watt pulled back the implementation, announcing a delay in the fee change until he is able to further determine if this plan of action is the best way to move forward.

So at this point, the fee changes which raises the fees FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC charge lenders to buy their loans is delayed after most expected these changes to hit lender rate sheets in January 2014.

If/when these changes going into effect – they will dramatically raise rate/borrower costs for most borrowers. Loan level pricing adjustments are certain characteristics of a customer’s loan that cause the loan to be more expensive. Some of the changes announced:

- Highest qualifying credit score will now be 800, currently any borrower with a 740+ credit score will get best mortgage pricing
– Cash out loans will increase in rate/costs
– Lower credit score borrowers will increase in rate/costs
– Investment property loans will increase in rate/costs

Below is a chart of the proposed loan level pricing adjustment for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2014.  Below is also a great article explaining the Fee changes:

http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/12172013_mortgage_rates_to_take_big_hit_from_fee_hikes.asp 

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So at this point these changes are delayed, but I guarantee fee increases are coming – but maybe not as drastic as the ones announced.

All signs point to higher rates in 2014.

It has been a great few years with record low mortgage interest rates. If you haven’t taken advantage, I would recommend locking in before rates continue to move higher.

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

10 Year Fixed at 3.5% with 0 points

5/1 ARM at 3.25% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.625% – .30 points,      4.75% – 0 points,      4.875% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:      4.25% – 1 point,       4.5% – 0 points,       4.625% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:      3.625% – .49 points,      3.75% – 0 points,       4% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:      3.25% – .99 point,      3.5% – 0 points,       3.75% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:       3% – .81 points,       3.25% – 0 points,        3.625% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:       3.375% – 1 point,        3.75% – 0 points,        4% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:      4.125% – .37 points,       4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:      3.375% – .95 points,      3.625% – 0 points,       3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:       4.125% – .83 points,       4.25% – 0 points,       4.375% – $0 costs

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FED TAPERS    –     RATES WILL GO UP IN 2014 WITH GSE FEE INCREASE

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December 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm

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