May 15th, 2013

Interest rates are moving up quickly all around the world.  Rates have moved higher every day since the release of the April employment report. The mortgage backed security market closed last week trading down -94 bps and this week is trading down -59 bps.

I hinted at this in my last weekly update – I think that May will be a bad month for interest rates. Investors will not buy mortgage backed securities aggressively after getting burned on the April employment report.

The overall sentiment in the bond market is to sell. This likely won’t change without a Fed statement reaffirming continued mortgage backed security purchases, a worse than expected May employment report, or some other major event.

It’s important to keep things in perspective.  Rates are still unbelievably low – they are just a bit higher than the past few weeks. This massive move in the markets has only moved interest rates .125% to .25% higher.

The world is not coming to end, but I would definitely recommend locking in your rate as soon as possible.

Make it a great week!!


15 Year Fixed at 2.875% paying 0 points


30 year fixed: 3.5% paying 1 point, 3.75% paying 0 points, 3.875% – $0 costs

20 year fixed: 3.375% paying 1 point, 3.625% paying 0 points, 3.75% – $0 costs

15 year fixed: 2.625% paying .78 points, 2.875% paying 0 points, 3% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying .65 points, 2.5% paying 0 points, 2.75% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM: 2.5% paying .71 points, 2.75% paying 0 points, 3%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.75% paying .59 points; 3.875% paying 0 points, 4.25% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA: 3.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA: 2.75% paying 0 points, 3% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA: 3.25% paying 0 points, 3.25% – $0 costs

TR- 5-14-2013

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