MORTGAGE RATES MOVE HIGHER WITH APRIL EMPLOYMENT REPORT

MORTGAGE RATES MOVE HIGHER WITH APRIL EMPLOYMENT REPORT

May 6th, 2013

Interest rates have steadily moved lower for the majority of April. Most economic reports were down and most investors didn’t expect an improved April employment report. When the report was released, the market’s response was immediate.

The stock markets soared and the mortgage backed security market ended the day trading down (– 61 bps).

The unemployment rate dropped to 7.5% and there were also revisions to the March report showing 50k more jobs than previously reported. Whenever there is increased economic optimism, there will be talk of the FED exiting their mortgage backed security purchasing plan. Whenever this happens, prepare for interest rates to jump quickly and much higher than the recent jumps.

My outlook in May is that you won’t see rates drop and mortgage backed securities being bought as aggressively as April. There will be caution that there could be another higher than expected employment report for May.

Rates are still great – my recommendation is to lock as I think rates will likely rise in May.

Make it a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 3.625% paying 0 costs

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed: 3.375% paying .74 points, 3.5% paying 0 points, 3.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed: 3.125% paying 1 point, 3.5% paying 0 points, 3.625% – $0 costs

15 year fixed: 2.5% paying .6 points, 2.75% paying 0 points, 2.875% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM: 2.125% paying .97 points, 2.375% paying 0 points, 2.625% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM: 2.375% paying .75 points, 2.625% paying 0 points, 2.75%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.625% paying .52 points; 3.75% paying 0 points, 3.875% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA: 3% paying .99 points; 3.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA: 2.5% paying .91 points, 2.75% paying 0 points, 2.875% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA: 3.25% – $0 costsTR - 5-6-2013

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MORTGAGE RATES MOVE HIGHER WITH APRIL EMPLOYMENT REPORT

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