RATES STEADY – WILL FED MOVE CAUSE INTEREST RATES TO RISE IN SEPTEMBER?

RATES STEADY – WILL FED MOVE CAUSE INTEREST RATES TO RISE IN SEPTEMBER?

August 12th, 2013

Last week started off with rising rates, but interest rates improved the last 3 days of the week.  Overall, the Mortgage Backed Security Market closed up + 1 bps on the week – keeping rates very similar to the week before.

On Monday morning, interest rates were improving when we had a big intraday swing which ended with the MBS market closing down – 25 bps

Much of the swing appeared to be due to the San Francisco chapter of the FED releasing an economic report essentially stating that the FED’s Mortgage Backed Security purchases were not very effective in stimulating the economy.   The report indicated very modest GDP growth as a result of the stimulus.

In the past week we have also heard over 5 FED members state that the FED needs to taper it’s bond purchasing program.

time bomb

This is a ticking time bomb at this point.  All signs point to the FED tapering in 2013.  They have FOMC meetings scheduled in September, October and December.  

I recommend any customers that can benefit from a refinance to take advantage of it before this move happens.  When it does, I expect 30 Year Fixed rates to jump into the 5%’s. 

The FED could slow the stimulus as early as September.

Make it a great week!!          

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:   

15 Year Fixed at 3.625% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.375% – .72 points,     4.5% – 0 points,     4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4.125% – .96 points,     4.375% – 0 points,     4.625%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.375% – .88 points,     3.625% – 0 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   3% – .95 points,     3.625% – 0 points

7/1 ARM:    3.375% – .98 points,     4% – 0 points

10/1 ARM:    4% – .97 points,     4.5% – 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:    3.75% – .21 points,     4% – 0 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – .1 points,     3.375% – 0 points,      3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     4% – .17 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.25% – $0 costs

TR - August 12th, 2013

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RATES STEADY – WILL FED MOVE CAUSE INTEREST RATES TO RISE IN SEPTEMBER?

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