MORTGAGE RATES HIT NEW ALL TIME LOWS – 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.625%!!

MORTGAGE RATES HIT NEW ALL TIME LOW – 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.625%

Last week saw a huge MBS rally, pushing mortgage rates to new all time lows.  The MBS Market closed last week trading down (+ 103 bps).

This rally started on Wednesday when the FOMC announced that the Federal Fund Rates (The rate at which the Federal Reserve loans to other banks) would remain at “exceptionally low levels” through late 2014.  After this, the MBS market had a huge rally and rates are now even lower than before, even with the Fannie Mae pricing increases now in effect. 

Today is a great day to lock in pricing on a new mortgage!!

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.625% paying 1 point, 3.875% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.5% paying .74 points, 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 2.875% paying .94 points, 3.25% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying .99 points, 2.75% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.75% paying .62 points, 3% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4% paying  .472 points, 4.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying .0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

Thank you Telluride – you are awesome!!

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages,  and Jumbo Mortgages.

Mortgage Rates hit new all time lows – 30 year fixed at 3.625%

MORTGAGE RATES RISE – FANNIE MAE PRICING INCREASES NOW IN EFFECT.

MORTGAGE RATES RISE – FANNIE MAE PRICING INCREASES NOW IN EFFECT.

January 23rd, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading down (- 56 bps).  The stock market was up for most of the week, which saw investors pull money out of bonds and into stocks – pushing mortgage pricing up.

If you have read my last few mortgage updates, I have said that Fannie Mae pricing hits were coming.  In order for the US government to pay for unemployment taxes, Social Security, etc – they have increased Fannie Mae’s guaranteed fees.  These fees are being charged to lenders which must pass them onto borrowers.  This is increasing mortgage pricing by approximate .4 – .6 pts on each rate or approximately .125% higher on the rate for the same costs.

I am going out of town on Wednesday January 25th to Telluride, Colorado, for a nice quick vacation.  If you would like to lock in pricing on a new loan, please contact me by Tuesday January 24th.  I will be back on Monday, January 30th.    

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.99% paying .68 points, 4.125% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.75% paying .73 points, 4% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3.25% paying .768 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying 1 point, 2.75% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.75% paying .758 points, 3% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.125% paying .98 points, 4.375% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying .0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages,  and Jumbo Mortgages.

Mortgage Rates Rise – Fannie Mae pricing increases now in effect.

RATES KEEP GOING DOWN – FANNIE MAE PRICING HITS COMING MONDAY

RATES KEEP GOING DOWN!!

January 16th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading up (+ 12 bps).  Rates are now even lower than the lowest rates ever last week. 

I have mentioned Fannie Mae pricing increases coming in past updates.  Our last investor makes this change on January 23rd – so if you think you want to lock in a great rate/price – please contact me by this Friday.

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.75% paying .81 points, 4% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.625% paying .73 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3% paying .9 points, 3.25% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying .96 points, 2.75% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.75% paying .95 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4% paying .5 points, 4.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying .0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages,  and Jumbo Mortgages.

RATES KEEP GOING DOWN – FANNIE MAE PRICING HITS COMING MONDAY

LOWEST MORTGAGE RATES EVER!! – OBAMA’S MASS REFINANCING PROGRAM

LOWEST MORTGAGE RATES EVER!!

January 9th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading up (+ 25bps).  This was another great week for interest rates that saw fixed rates reach their LOWEST LEVELS EVER!!  In the history of the mortgage industry, borrowers have never been able to get better mortgage pricing than they can now.  It’s a pretty good time to be doing a mortgage. 

Rates might have dropped even lower if Congress did not pass HR3630.

I mentioned HR3630 in previous updates.  Congress is charging increased fees to homeowners to extend the employment taxes.  This comes in the form of Fannie Mae increasing guaranteed pricing to lenders which have to pass that on to borrowers.  This change goes into effect on loans delivered to Fannie Mae after February 10th.  Since most lenders lock on 30 day locks – this change will go into effect with almost every lender by the end of the week. 

This means that mortgage rate pricing should go up approximately .3 pts on every rate or .125% higher on the rate for the same costs.      

This can be offset if the MBS market continues to trade higher, but the market has trended up for almost 2 months – it will turn eventually. 

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.75% paying .99 points, 4% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.75% paying .1 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3.125% paying .85 points, 3.25% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.5% paying .92 points, 2.875% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.875% paying .95 points, 3.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4% paying 1 point, 4.375% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying .0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points


OBAMA’S MASS REFINANCING PROGRAM

There is a lot of chatter that a Mass Refinance Program could be released by President Obama before the elections.

The chatter centers around the possibility of President Obama replacing the current FHFA director with one of his own.  This would allow the President to implement his own guidelines for FANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC, FHA and VA.

The plan is said to allow borrowers to refinance their current loans to today’s low rates without:

AN APPRAISAL OR LTV REQUIREMENTS

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF MORTGAGE HISTORY

INCOME REQUIREMENTS

ASSET REQUIREMENTS

The main requirement would be that the borrower has to be current on their existing mortgage for the past 3 months.  This is only for rate and term refinancing – no cash out.  This is also only for first mortgages – not combining a 1st and 2nd

So this basically takes out the main things blocking a lot of people from refinancing.  If this plan is implemented, we could see mass refinancing across the nation.  Now keep in mind this plan is meant for people that CAN NOT refinance with the current guidelines.  For example, if you have a lot of equity, good credit, and qualifying income – this plan is not going to offer you anything that is not currently on the market.

This plan is meant to help people that are upside down, low equity, bad credit, can’t prove their income, etc.

Watch for more updates on if this plan comes to fruition.  This should be very interesting to say the least. 

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rates Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages,  and Jumbo Mortgages.

Lowest Mortgage Rates Ever – Obama’s Mass Refinancing Program

2012 – MORTGAGE RATES END THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE

2012 – MORTGAGE RATES END THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE

January 4th, 2012

The MBS (mortgage backed security) market closed last week trading up (+ 87 bps).  We saw some great pricing improvement and rates continue to remain around their all time lows.    

As stated in the last rate update, I still don’t see rates going below certain levels due to there not being a secondary market for them after they fund. 

Pricing may get a bit better meaning the cost to get these options will be lower, but I don’t see rates going much lower than they are now. 

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.875% paying .2 points, 4% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.75% paying .2 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3.125% paying .9 points, 3.375% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.375% paying 1 point, 2.875% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.875% paying .82 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4% paying 1 point, 4.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying .0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON FILING 2011 TAXES WHEN QUALIFYING FOR A MORTGAGE:

Every lender in the country now requires a 4506-T form when completing a mortgage.  A 4506-T form allows a lender to check your transcripts with the IRS and make sure the tax documents provided match what the IRS received.  This helps reduce fraud and fake income docs to qualify for a loan.

If you are planning on doing a mortgage, it is best to wait to file your 2011 taxes until the loan is completed.  Once you file your return, a lender will have to wait until the IRS can confirm them before they will be able to complete a new loan.  The IRS usually takes 4-8 weeks to confirm new tax returns once they are filed.

So if you plan on doing a mortgage, don’t file your 2011 tax returns unless you want to wait a while before the loan can fund.

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rates Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages,  and Jumbo Mortgages.

2012 – Mortgage Rates End the Year on a High Note

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