MERRY CHRISTMAS – 30 YEAR FIXED RATES REMAIN AT 3.375%

MERRY CHRISTMAS  –  30 YEAR FIXED RATES REMAIN AT 3.375%

December 26th, 2012

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!

Interest rates did not change much over the past week.  The mortgage backed security market closed last week trading down (-3 bps). This week the MBS market is trading up (+6 bps). 

All eyes remain on the fiscal cliff negotiations.  We are getting down to the deadline and the sides still appear to be very far apart.  Congress will reconvene on Thursday and the President will be back from Hawaii on Thursday.

Some insiders still believe a deal will get done, while others are more pessimistic.  Some think that going over the cliff will cause serious economic repercussions, some don’t.  So you are seeing conflicting points of view on all angles of the fiscal cliff.

Going over the fiscal cliff will cause taxes to go up for all Americans, but many believe a tax deal will get done before the new tables are released even if a Fiscal Cliff deal does not get done.  The market is most concerned with the tax rates, as more taxes equals less disposable income to spend on goods and services.   Unfortunately, it appears likely that the issue of deficit reduction and spending cuts will get kicked down the road. 

My personal belief is:

If the Fiscal Cliff or Tax deal get done, rates will go up slightly.

If they don’t, rates will go down slightly.

In other news, the Senate will be introducing bill S3678 this week.  This bill will be voted on before the end of the year.  If it passes, FHA will raise Mortgage insurance premiums again.  The rumored changes are:

FHA raising monthly mortgage insurance premiums .1%

FHA monthly mortgage insurance premiums to continue for life  

If you are planning to start a new FHA loan, or streamline your existing FHA loan – I wouldn’t wait. 

Have a great week!!

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     3.375% paying .40 points,     3.5% paying 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   3.25% paying .73 points,     3.375% paying 0 points,     3.625%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   2.75% paying .26 points,     2.875% paying 0 points,     2.99% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.25% paying 1 point,     2.625% paying 0 points,     3% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    2.5% paying .88 points,     2.75% paying 0 points,     3%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:    3.5% paying .99 points;     3.75% paying 0 points;    3.875% – $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

TR- 12-26-12

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.

30 Year Fixed Rates remain at 3.375%

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INTEREST RATES MOVE HIGHER – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 3.375%

INTEREST RATES MOVE HIGHER – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 3.375%

December 17th, 2012

Interest Rates moved up slightly last week.  The Mortgage Backed Security Market closed the week down (-41 bps). 

The majority of the movement came when the Federal Open Market Committee announced that they were converting Operation Twist to a purchasing plan in line with QE3.  The purchasing allocation does not include mortgage bonds though, which caused pricing to fall and rates to go up. 

This week trading should be light with most traders stopping for Christmas.  Light trading usually translates to high volatility in the market.   

The Fiscal cliff negotiations still dominate the market.  Most traders are keeping close tabs on the negotiations and are prepared to come back in if something is announced.  If we go over the cliff, it will result in 600 Billion in tax increases and spending cuts starting in February, likely hurting our economy in the 1st quarter of 2013.

Have a great week!!

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     3.375% paying .38 points,     3.5% paying 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   3.25% paying .61 points,     3.375% paying 0 points,     3.625%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   2.625% paying .96 points,     2.875% paying 0 points,     2.99% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.25% paying 76 points,     2.5% paying 0 points,     2.75% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    2.375% paying 1 point,     2.75% paying 0 points,     3%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:    3.5% paying .94 points;     3.625% – 0 points;    3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:    3% paying .51 pts;    3.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    2.5% paying .8 points;     2.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:    3.25% – $0 costs

TR - 12-17-2012

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 MOVE HIGHER – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 3.375%

INTEREST RATES REMAIN STABLE – FISCAL CLIFF TALKS STALL

INTEREST RATES REMAIN STABLE – FISCAL CLIFF TALKS STALL

December 10th, 2012

Interest rates started off last week lower and then rose near the end of the week. Overall, the mortgage backed security market closed the week trading down (-22 bps). On Monday morning, the MBS market is trading (+ 15 bps).

Rates are very similar across with ARM pricing showing some improvement. The better than expected employment report on Friday caused rates to lose some of the gains from earlier in the week.

The Fiscal Cliff negotiations remain at a standstill with neither side willing to budge just yet. It looks more and more likely that a temporary agreement may go into place pushing this issue down the road yet again. I expect rates to continue to trade in narrow ranges until something of substance happens with the Fiscal Cliff.

This week the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is meeting and is expected to announce a continuation of Operation Twist, which expires this month.

The FHFA announced that they may raise the guaranteed fee (G FEE) for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans again in these states: Connecticut, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey and New York. The FHFA raised the G Fee nationally earlier this year. If this goes into effect, the cost of borrowing in these states will increase and a national G fee increase may be coming.

Have a great week!!

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     3.25% paying .87 points,     3.5% paying 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs
20 year fixed:     3.25% paying .379 points,     3.375% paying 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs
15 year fixed:      2.625% paying .94 points,      2.875% paying 0 points,     3% – $0 costs
5/1 ARM:      2% paying 1 point,      2.375% paying 0 points,      2.625% – $0 costs
7/1 ARM:      2.25% paying .9 points,      2.5% paying 0 points,      2.75%- $0 costs
30 year fixed High Balance Loan:      3.5% paying .32 points;      3.625% – 0 points;      3.75% – $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

TR - 12-10-2012

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 Remain Stable – Fiscal Cliff Talks Stall

INTEREST RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – FISCAL CLIFF NEGOTIATIONS DOMINATE THE MARKETS

INTEREST RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – FISCAL CLIFF NEGOTIATIONS DOMINATE THE MARKETS:

December 3rd, 2012

Interest rates had some nice improvement last week – the mortgage backed security market closed 4 of the 5 days higher, ending the week trading up (+ 69 bps). Early Monday morning the market is trading down (– 18 bps), taking back some of the gains from last week.

The Fiscal cliff negotiations continue to dominate the stock and bond markets as politicians take to talk shows and news channels. So far neither side is budging, which is to be expected. Each party must publicly give the impression that they are doing everything in their power to stick to their guns.

The reality is the public posturing will likely go on through all of December and then a deal will get done at the last moment. Unfortunately, the markets tend to overreact with each new tidbit coming out of Washington. Taxes will have to go up or spending will have to go down – or most likely a mixture of both.

In other news this week – the Europe Debt crisis seems to be tapering off somewhat, and November’s unemployment report will come out on Friday. I expect rates to continue to remain close to their current levels with 30 year fixed staying around 3.25% to 3.375% for the remainder of the year.

Have a great week!!

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:      3.25% paying .88 points,    3.5% paying 0 points,      3.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:     3.125% paying 1 point,     3.25% paying 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:     2.625% paying 1 point,     2.875% paying 0 points,     3% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:      2.125% paying .83 points,      2.5% paying 0 points,      2.75% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:      2.25% paying 1 point,      2.625% paying 0 points,      2.875%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:     3.5% paying .33 points;      3.625% – 0 points;      3.75% – $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

TR - 12-3-2012

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 HAVE GREAT WEEK – FISCAL CLIFF NEGOTIATIONS DOMINATE THE MARKETS

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