MORTGAGE RATES REBOUND – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.5%

MORTGAGE RATES REBOUND – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.5%

August 27th, 2012

The MBS market closed last week trading up (+ 81 bps) and on Monday the MBS market closed trading up ( + 19 bps).    

So over the past week and 1 day, the MBS market is trading up +100 bps and rates have improved dramatically after going higher in hurry the week before last.

We still stand in a market where rates will likely stay low, but if they do go up, they can go up quickly.  All eyes this week are on Ben Bernanke’s speech at the Jackson Hole economic conference on Friday.   Experts are about 50/50 on whether the FED will ease and buy more mortgage backed securities in the future.  This speculation and Europe’s debt situation has dominated mortgage markets for most of this year. 

The Fed will move to ease if it thinks the economy needs it.  I don’t see it happening as the past 2 Fed purchase programs have kept rates low, but they haven’t improved the economic numbers and have bloated the FED’s balance sheet.  Either way, expect rate movement in one direction or the other depending on what Bernanke hints towards in his speech.

College football is here, and my family and I are super excited.  Growing up in Michigan, I have always been a huge Michigan Wolverine Fan.  On a trip to Michigan this week, I was able to visit the Big House and catch a glimpse of Denard Robinson outside Schembechler Hall.  Very cool – here is my son and hopefully future Wolverine, at the gates of the big house. 

My best value of the week:

15 Year Fixed at 2.99% with 0 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed:  3.5% paying .411 points, 3.625% paying 0 points

20 year fixed:  3.25% paying .937 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

15 year fixed:  2.75% paying .938 points, 2.99% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM:  2.125% paying .99 points, 2.5% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM:  2.375% paying .795 points, 2.625% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:  3.625% paying .603 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:  3.25% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA:  2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA3.25% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Arizona Home Loans, California Home Loans, Colorado Home Loans.  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.

MORTGAGE RATES REBOUND – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.5%

MORTGAGE RATES RISE QUICKLY WITH MBS SELL OFF!!

MORTGAGE RATES RISE QUICKLY WITH MBS SELL OFF!!

August 20th, 2012

The MBS market closed last week trading down (-91 bps) and on Monday the MBS market is trading up ( + 18 bps).

Mortgage rates went up rapidly as investors saw more signs that the European Debt situation seems to be easing and the US economy is getting stronger. When investor confidence comes back, there is usually a quick turn around and rates rise much faster than they go down. This is why I always say if you like a particular rate and product, lock it, as rates can change very quickly. I don’t see rates ever going below 3.25% without getting very expensive. Many potential borrowers missed out on great rates waiting for a small dip in rates, which would only lower their payment an additional $10-$20. It is usually not worth the risk.

There is not much data this week. I expect rates to rebound slightly as is the norm when rates go one way very quickly. On August 30th, Bernanke will have his opening speech at the annual economic conference at Jackson Hole. With the recent signs of economic strength, there is now investor sentiment that the FED will not begin another round of quantitative easing. His speech on the 30th, will likely give us some insight on what the FED may do.

On the bright side, football starts in 2 weeks. I will be out of town from Wednesday to Monday so you may not be able to reach me during those days. Make it a great week!!

My best value of the week:

30 Year Fixed High Balance Loan at 3.875% with .199 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed:   3.625% paying .58 points, 3.75% paying 0 points
20 year fixed:   3.5% paying .79 points, 3.75% paying 0 points
15 year fixed:   2.875% paying .98 points, 3.125% paying 0 points
5/1 ARM:   2.25% paying .96 points, 2.625% paying 0 points
7/1 ARM:   2.5% paying .74 points, 2.75% paying 0 points
30 year fixed High Balance Loan:   3.75% paying .88 points, 3.99% paying 0 points
30 year fixed FHA:   3.25% paying 0 points
15 year fixed FHA  2.75% paying 0 points
30 year fixed VA:   3.25% 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.

MORTGAGE RATES RISE QUICKLY WITH MBS SELL OFF!!

MORTGAGE RATES RISE WITH LESS CONCERN OVER EUROPE’S DEBT CRISIS

MORTGAGE RATES RISE WITH LESS CONCERN OVER EUROPE’S DEBT CRISIS

August 13th, 2012

The MBS market closed last week trading down (-38 bps) and on Monday the MBSmarket closed down ( – 3 bps).    

Mortgage rates rose last week as fewer investors are seeking the safety of US Bonds and Mortgage Markets.  These markets are technically selling negative – pushing rates up from their previous lows.  The general mood on Europe’s monetary situation has improved with optimism that a solution to ease the situation will eventually happen.  This optimism causes less demand for mortgage backed securities, pushing the prices lower and rates higher.

I recommend locking as the MBS market technical indicators are in a bear state, indicating that rates could continue to creep higher. 

My best value of the week:

30 Year Fixed High Balance Loan at 3.75% with 0 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed:  3.5% paying .24 points, 3.625% paying 0 points

20 year fixed:  3.375% paying .69 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

15 year fixed:  2.75% paying .869 points, 3% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM:  2.25% paying .8 points, 2.5% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM:  2.375% paying .85 point, 2.625% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:  3.625% paying .43 points, 3.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:  3.25% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA:  2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.25% 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.

MORTGAGE RATES RISE WITH LESS CONCERN OVER EUROPE’S DEBT CRISIS

30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.375% – WILD WEEK FOR MORTGAGE RATES.

30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.375% – WILD WEEK FOR MORTGAGE RATES

August 6th, 2012

The MBS market closed last week trading up (+ 3 bps) and on Monday morning the MBSmarket is tradingup (+ 20 bps).    

Although the MBS market closed higher on the week, mortgage rates went up quite substantially on Friday due to a stronger than expected Unemployment report.  Although the unemployment rate went up to 8.3%, there was more job growth than expected – causing a sell off of mbs bonds, and the stock market to surge up 200 points.  Still mortgage rates ended the week a bit better than they started off last week.

On Wednesday, the FED statement did not include a new round of “quantitative easing”, or more commitments to purchase mortgage backed securities.  Many investors expected the FED to act, and they did not. 

Overall, last week was a wild week in the mortgage markets.  Rates improved quite a bit on Monday and Tuesday, but pulled back higher near the end of the week. 

This week should be much calmer, with very little data coming out that would push the markets too far in either direction.  One thing we learned on Friday –  if the economy gets a string of positive reports, interest rates will go up and usually very quickly. 

My best value of the week:

20 Year Fixed Loan at 3.375% with 0 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed:  3.375% paying 1 point, 3.625% paying 0 points

20 year fixed:  3.25% paying .63 points, 3.375% paying 0 points

15 year fixed:  2.75% paying .71 points, 2.99% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM:  2.25% paying .85 points, 2.5% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM:  2.375% paying 1 point, 2.625% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:  3.625% paying .6 points, 3.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:  3.25% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA:  2.75% paying  0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.25% 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 Back to 3.375% – Wild Week For Mortgage Rates

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