May 19th, 2013

The Mortgage Backed Security market closed last week trading down -59 bps.  Interest rates continued to rapidly move higher after hitting their 2013 lows just over 2 weeks ago. 

The MBS market now has a lower 20 day and 40 day average than it’s 100 day average.  The stock market’s key indexes keep going higher even though economic reports aren’t showing much economic improvement.  Japan’s plan to weaken it’s currency is also working against the US Bond market. 

The simple truth is there is just not a lot of appetite for mortgage backed securities and we could continue to see more sell off with investors cutting their losses. 

Even though fixed rates have moved higher, ARM loans don’t follow the market trends as much as fixed loans.  You can still get a great ARM rate in the low to mid 2%’s if you are comfortable with a rate that is fixed for 5,7, or 10 years.

This week, Ben Bernanke will be testifying at the Joint Economic Committee and the FED minutes will be released on Wednesday.  Both events usually trigger movement in the interest rate markets.  The markets will likely slow down near the end of the week due to Memorial Day weekend.

Have a great Memorial Day and make it a great week!!       


5/1 ARM at 2.5% paying 0 points


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

20 year fixed:   3.5% paying .34 points,     3.625% paying 0 points,     3.75%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   2.625% paying .95 points,     2.875% paying 0 points,     3% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.25% paying .62 points,     2.5% paying 0 points,     2.75% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    2.5% paying .65 points,     2.75% paying 0 points,     3%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:    3.75% paying .70 points;     4% 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 - 5-20-2013

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