RATES CLOSE TO LOWEST LEVELS OF THE YEAR
August 19th, 2014
Mortgage rates hit their lowest levels in 2 months on Friday when concern over escalation of the Ukraine/Russia conflict had investors trading for safety. The Mortgage Backed Security Market closed the day up + 26 basis points, and finished last week up + 40 bps.
As is typical in this market where much of the rate changes are in response to geopolitical headlines, the MBS market closed down – 36 bps on Monday when no military action took place in Ukraine/Russia over the weekend.
The markets will likely continue to follow this trend with rates improving when escalation of military action abroad is expected/happening and rates will go up when it appears a peaceful resolution is coming.
Although Monday took back much of the gains of last week, so far on Tuesday the MBS market is trading up + 16 bps and mortgage interest rates are still at some of the lowest levels of the year.
Janet Yellen, the FED chief, is speaking at a banker’s conference on Friday. She is expected to address Labor Markets and a possible rate increase. This is something to pay attention to as whenever the Federal Reserve Board speaks – the market listens and it can move interest rate pricing in a hurry.
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Below are today’s interest rates. Have a great week!!
BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:
5/1 ARM at 3% paying 0 points
20 Year Fixed at 3.875% paying 0 points
TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:
30 year fixed: 4.125% – .19 points (4.165% APR), 4.25% – 0 points (4.28% APR)
20 year fixed: 3.75% – .44 points (3.84% APR), 3.875% – 0 points (3.92% APR)
15 year fixed: 3.125% – .98 points (3.32% APR), 3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)
10 year fixed: 3.0% – .51 points (3.1% APR), 3.125% – 0 points (3.16% APR)
5/1 ARM: 2.75% – .72 points (2.89% APR), 3% – 0 points (3.05% APR)
7/1 ARM: 3% – .99 points (3.2% APR), 3.25% – 0 points (3.3% APR)
30 year fixed FHA: 3.5% – .23 points (4.56% APR), 3.625% – 0 points (4.65% APR)
15 year fixed FHA: 3% – .79 points (3.44% APR), 3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)
30 year fixed VA: 3.5% – .61 points (3.62% APR), 3.75% – 0 points (3.77% APR)
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Rates Close to Lowest Levels of the Year.