INTEREST RATES STAY CONSISTENT / 85 BILLION IN SPENDING CUTS

INTEREST RATES STAY CONSISTENT  /   85 BILLION IN SPENDING CUTS ON FRIDAY

February 25th, 2013

Interest rates remain stable for the third straight week.  The Mortgage Backed Security Market closed the week trading up (+ 16 bps), but Monday morning is trading down (-21 bps). 

Interest rates continue the trend of staying relatively the same or slightly moving up.  The FEDs MBS purchasing program is keeping rates from going up to much, but the market has not significantly improved in over a month.

On Friday, 85 billion in spending cuts are scheduled to take place unless a deal is made in Congress.  The global markets have known about this for some time and it hasn’t affected the markets thus far.  This is something to watch closely though as both parties agree that the current spending cuts will have a negative effect on the economy.

Interest rates are unlikely to gain significant improvement without a dramatic loss in the stock market.  Maybe the automatic spending cuts will be the event that makes that happen.  I’ll be watching closely, but I still believe a last minute deal will take place kicking the can further down the road.

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

5/1 ARM at 2.375% paying 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     3.625% paying .56 points,     3.75% paying 0 points,     4% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   3.5% paying .61 points,     3.625% paying 0 points,     3.875%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   2.875% paying .59 points,     3% paying 0 points,     3.25% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.125% paying .99 points,     2.375% paying 0 points,     2.75% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    2.5% paying .60 points,     2.625% paying 0 points,     2.875%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:    3.75% paying .84 points;     4.125% paying 0 points;    4.25% – $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% paying 0 pts,     3.375% – $0 costs

TR - 2-25-13

INTEREST RATES STAY CONSISTENT   /  85 BILLION IN SPENDING CUTS

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