TODAY’S MORTGAGE RATES – MAY 29th, 2012

MORTGAGE RATES RISE – BUT COULD DROP LOWER.   

May 29th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading down (-9 bps).  

After hitting all time lows the week before, mortgage rates have pulled up a bit.  This is pretty typical when mortgage pricing hits a low point.  Pricing only stays there for a day or so.  Lenders also don’t bring pricing down as much when the market improves, and lenders bring pricing up quicker when it worsens. 

Even so, mortgage rates are still unbelievably low and I am optimistic they will stay low and may even go a bit lower. 

Europe is still in a huge mess, and until that clears up, investors will continue to seek the sanctity of safe US Treasury bonds.  This helps keeps rates low and could push them lower. 

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.625% paying .95 point, 3.875% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.5% paying .61 points, 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 2.875% paying .83 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

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

7/1 ARM: 2.5% paying .99 point, 2.875% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.875% paying .33 points, 4% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 2.75% paying .84 points, 3.125% 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, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

Today’s Mortgage Rates

IT’S OFFICIAL – LOWEST MORTGAGE RATES IN HISTORY!!

IT’S OFFICIAL – WE NOW HAVE THE LOWEST MORTGAGE RATES IN HISTORY!

May 21st, 2012

Nothing else really needs to be said.  If you want to refinance or purchase a new home – now is the time to do it. 

Call or email me the answers to the questions below my rate sheet if you would like a mortgage quote. 

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.5% paying 1 point, 3.75% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.375% paying .85 points, 3.625% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 2.875% paying .64 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.375% paying .9 points, 2.75% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.625% paying .76 point, 2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.75% paying .84 points, 4% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 2.75% paying .84 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

Please email me the information below to rpgj80@hotmail.com for a free a mortgage quote.  Due to the large amount of recent inquiries, please only request a quote if you are looking to do something now versus just checking rates.

-What are your objectives of a new loan – lower payment, cash out, purchase, pay off sooner, etc:

-Type of loan want – 30 year fixed, 5/1 ARM, etc:

-Full Address of property:

-Estimated Value of Home:

-Current Loan Amount (1st and 2nd separately if you have multiple mortgages):

-Do you want to escrow your taxes and insurance into your payment:

-Where are your credit scores:

-Phone number and email and best time to contact you:

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, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.625% WITH .67 POINTS

30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.625% WITH .67 POINTS

May 14th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading up (+9 bps.)    

Rates continue their positive momentum as concerns continue to mount regarding Europe’s debt situation.  As I explained last week, rates and pricing are great and are equal to the lowest levels in the history of the mortgage industry.

The market seems to have hit a bottom, as lenders are not offering below a certain level on the rate and pricing even when the market improves. 

MY BEST VALUES OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 3.625% paying .67 points

30 Year Fixed High Balance Loan at 3.875% paying .32 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.625% paying .67 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.5% paying .32 points, 3.625% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 2.875% paying .80 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.375% paying .84 points, 2.75% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.625% paying .9 point, 2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.875% paying .34 points, 3.99% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 2.875% paying .7 points, 3.125% 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, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

30 Year Fixed at 3.625% with .67 points

INTEREST RATES HIT BOTTOM!!

INTEREST RATES HIT BOTTOM

May 7th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading up (+31 bps.)    

Even though the market continues to move higher, rates have hit a bit of a stand still.  There usually comes a point where lenders are unwilling to keep going lower on the pricing – and it appears we have hit that at least for the time being.

With the mortgage backed security market improvement – mortgage rates should price about .25% better on costs, but those gains are not being passed on. 

On the bright side, rates are right in line with their lowest levels ever.  With increased concerns regarding Europe and the US Economy, they may stay here for a while.

The best values I am seeing on the market right now are a 30 Year Fixed at 3.99% at $0 costs, and a 2.875% 7/1 ARM at 0 points.   From the eyes of a consumer, those are products I would be strongly considering.    

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 .56 points, 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 2.875% paying .87 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.375% paying .9 points, 2.75% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.625% paying 1 point, 2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4% paying .37 points, 4.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 2.875% paying .7 points, 3.125% 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, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

Interest Rates Hit Bottom

HOME VALUES RISING ACROSS MARICOPA COUNTY

HOME VALUES RISING ACROSS MARICOPA COUNTY:

May 2nd, 2012

Statistics continue to show that home values are starting to recover across Phoenix and Maricopa County.

Low inventory and high demand are pushing up values.  Many buyers are finding the need to put in offers quickly, as a home can have multiple offers the first day on the market.  This is also creating higher value offers, as a buyer would like to distinguish their offer from the others.  Offers over listing price are not uncommon.   

It may be a more difficult process finding a home in this market, but rates are great, and values trending up will only help our market in the future.

In comparing March of 2012 versus March of 2011, the value per square foot in Maricopa County went up 15%!!

We are also seeing less and less bank owned sales, which are typically for lower prices as the bank would like to get the property off their books. 

Lender owned sales are down 53% from March of 2011 to March of 2012.

Short Sales are up 51%.

Even though short sales are up, the total amount of distressed property sales are down 42%.  And the total amount of non distressed sales are up 32%.

This combination of low inventory, high demand, and less distressed property sales are pushing values back up in Maricopa County.

Home Values Rising Across Maricopa County.

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