March 10th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading down (- 22 bps).   As has been the case recently, mortgage rate pricing seems to be slowly inching up from it’s record lows in January.

The big news last week was the labor report and the continuing European debt crisis.

The Labor Department said that US companies added 227,000 jobs this month.  The unemployment rate stayed at 8.3%, as more people began looking for work.   Greece was able to delay their debt default, but the situation across Europe seems years away from being resolved.

Overall the economy seems to be improving but there are things holding it back.  The S&P 500 has more than doubled over the past 3 years.  Even so, we still have very high unemployment rates, high gas prices, and uncertainty in Europe. 

My rate outlook is the same as last week.  I think rates will continue to remain relatively stable but will not go back to their lows reached in January 2012. 

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.875% paying .89 points, 4.125% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.75% paying .62 points, 3.99% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3.125% paying .64 points, 3.375% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.625% paying .7 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.875% paying .98 points, 3.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4% paying .5 points, 4.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 2.875% paying .6 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points


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