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.
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2012 – Mortgage Rates End the Year on a High Note