RATES LOWER AMID CONCERN OVER UKRAINE / LOCK BEFORE FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

RATES LOWER AMID CONCERN OVER UKRAINE   /    LOCK BEFORE FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

March 17th, 2014

Last week interest rates improved with the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closing + 55 bps.  Thursday was an especially good day when fears regarding Ukraine / Russia military action reached their peak.  On Thursday alone, the MBS market closed + 58 bps.

Since Thursday, rates have pulled back a bit higher with traders not as concerned with military action in Ukraine.  This is a situation to monitor closely, as traders will seek the security of the MBS and treasury markets should the Ukraine/Russia situation escalate into military action.

As of Monday evening – interest rates leveled to:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% costing .51 pts,  4.375% costing 0 pts

15 Year Fixed at 3.25% costs .78 pts,   3.375% costing 0 pts

This pricing still includes my company’s March Rate Lock special which could end at any time.

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is meeting on March 18th and 19th -with a statement to be released on March 19th.  It is suspected that the FED will again taper their bond purchasing program by at least another 10 billion.  I strongly suggest locking before Wednesday , as I think the FED will taper again, and interest rates will move higher as a result.

Below are today’s interest rates and have a wonderful week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.375% with 0 points

5/1 ARM at 2.75% with .67 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – .51 points,     4.375% – 0 points,     4.5% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4% – .70 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.25%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.25% – .78 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3% – .41 points,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.75% – .67 points,     3% – 0 points,     3.25% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.125% – .69 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .23 points,     3.875% – 0 points,     4.125% – $0 costs

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

30 year fixed VA:     3.75% – .21 points,    3.875% – 0 points,      4.125% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - March 17th, 2014

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RATES LOWER AMID CONCERN OVER UKRAINE   /    LOCK BEFORE FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

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