INTEREST RATES RISING QUICKLY
February 8th, 2013
Rates have risen approximately .25% on fixed loans since my last update 2 weeks ago. Adjustable Rate Mortgages have maintained their same levels. The Mortgage Backed Security market is trading down (-83 bps) over that time. The stock market has held recent gains which pushes investor money out of bonds, and into the stock market – increasing interest rate pricing.
Many experts predicted the market would move back down after it’s recent rally. It hasn’t. There is increasing confidence among investors and the general public that the US economy is on the right track. This week it was reported that homes values annually appreciated at their highest levels in 7 years.
The debt ceiling debate is raging on again and most insiders predict another kick the can down the road strategy with debt cuts. Congress’s new self imposed deadline is March 1st before large automatic cuts will go into effect.
The market is extremely volatile right now – meaning interest rate pricing can vary significantly each day. I am recommending locking on any improvements in the market.
Have a great week!!
BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:
5/1 ARM at 2.5% with 0 points
30 year fixed: 3.625% paying .49 points, 3.75% paying 0 points, 3.99% – $0 costs
20 year fixed: 3.5% paying .89 points, 3.625% paying 0 points, 3.875% – $0 costs
15 year fixed: 2.875% paying .55 points, 2.99% paying 0 points, 3.25% – $0 costs
5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying .99 points, 2.5% paying 0 points, 2.875% – $0 costs
7/1 ARM: 2.5% paying .96 points, 2.75% paying 0 points, 3%- $0 costs
30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.75% paying .77 points; 4% paying 0 points; 4.125% – $0 costs
30 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying 0 points, 3.375% paying $0 costs
15 year fixed FHA: 2.75% – 0 points, 3% – $0 costs
30 year fixed VA: 3.25% – $0 costs
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