INTEREST RATES IMPROVE – BIG FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

INTEREST RATES IMPROVE  –  BIG FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

September 16th, 2013

Interest rates improved last week with the Mortgage Backed Security market closing the week trading up + 33 bps.  The MBS market came out very strong on Monday with the MBS trading up over + 60 bps in the morning.  That has since lowered to just under + 30 bps at the time of this writing.

The MBS improvement improved rates by about .125% from my last update.  5/1 ARMs had the biggest improvement – improving about .375%.  30 year fixed par rates have lowered back to 4.5% and 15 year fixed are back down to 3.5%

The Monday rate improvement came about mainly because the market feels that the next Federal Reserve Board Chairman nominee will likely be Janet Yellen, who is less likely to taper the Fed’s Bond purchasing program immediately.  Even so, any tapering will likely take place before she is ever in office.

At 12:30 PM Eastern on Wednesday, the FED will release it’s policy statement which will include if the FED will taper their bond purchasing program.

If the FED decides to taper now, rates will likely go up in a hurry.

If the FED decides it will not taper now, we will likely see some moderate rate improvement. 

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To me, the risk is not worth the reward.  I am recommending to lock in any rates before Wednesday to avoid this volatility.  If rates do improve substantially after locking, float downs are available if rates go down far enough. 

Make it a great week!!                  

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.625% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.5% – .74 points,     4.625% – 0 points,     4.75% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4.25% – .81 points,     4.5% – 0 points,     4.625%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.5% – .78 points,     3.75% – 0 points,     3.875% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3.125% – 1 point,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   3% – 1 point,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.875% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.625% – .95 points,     4% – 0 points,     4.25% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:    4.125% – .45 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.5% – .74 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     4.25% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - September 16th, 2013

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INTEREST RATES IMPROVE  –  BIG FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

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