MORTGAGE RATES BACK TO LOWEST LEVELS OF THE YEAR: The bond market closed the week 56 bps higher – pushing rates back to the lowest levels of the year. This ended 2.5 weeks of the bond market going down, pressuring rates higher.
30 year fixed rates are now back to 4.375% with a portion of a point. 20 year fixed loans are back to 4.25%. 5/1 ARMS are down to 2.875%.
We are now in the last week of the FED purchasing mortgage backed securities program – QEII. The market will now determine interest rates without the FED manipulating demand.