INTEREST RATES HIT 3 WEEK LOW BEFORE ELECTION

INTEREST RATES HIT 3 WEEK LOW BEFORE ELECTION: 

November 5th, 2012

Rates improved to a 3 week low on the Monday before the election.

Last week the MBS market closed (+20 bps) for the week.  The markets were again helped by a  Friday rally that was somewhat unusual this time.  October’s unemployment report was released on Friday, and even though the unemployment rate went up to 7.9%, the job creation was higher than expected which will usually trigger higher stock prices and increasing rates.  This time it did the opposite. 

On Monday the MBS market closed (+18 bps) on the day, after trading up over 30 bps for most of the day. 

This week the market is focused on the election.  The general consensus is:

If Obama wins, rates will improve

If Romney wins, rates will increase

I don’t think there will be huge swings either way, but I do see some movement based on who wins.  What nobody wants is uncertainty over the results.  Hopefully the winner is confirmed Tuesday evening. 

Outside of the election – the Treasury is auctioning off 72 billion in notes this week.  There is concern that the European debt situation could creep back into the rate markets after being absent for some time.  Greece is having trouble meeting the terms of the country’s bail out.  There will likely be more news on this near the end of the week

Have a great election week and get out and vote. 

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     3.25% paying .79 points,     3.375% paying 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   3.25% paying .25 points,     3.375% paying 0 points,     3.5%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   2.625% paying .82 points,     2.875% paying 0 points,     3% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.125% paying .99 points,     2.5% paying 0 points,     3% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    2.375% paying .98 points,     2.625% paying 0 points,     3.125%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:    3.5% paying 0 points;     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    2.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:    3.25% – $0 costs

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.

INTEREST RATES HIT 3 WEEK LOW BEFORE ELECTION

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