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FED TAPERS – RATES WILL GO UP IN 2014 WITH GSE FEE INCREASE

FED TAPERS – RATES WILL GO UP IN 2014 WITH GSE FEE INCREASE

December 26th, 2013

I hope everyone had a Happy and Safe Holiday!!

As many have heard by now – The FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD finally decided to taper their bond purchasing program – capping months of speculation on when the move would take place.   The FED will reduce it’s bond purchasing by 10 million per month. This relatively small taper as well as the market already taking into account that a taper would happen helped rates not go through the roof. Still mortgage interest rates are much higher than most have become accustomed to and will head higher in 2014.

GSE FEE INCREASE IN 2014:

Along with more tapering likely coming from the FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD in 2014, the GSEs FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC announced fee changes to lenders last week.

These fee changes will raise the rate for most borrowers .125% – .375% once they hit lender rate sheets. After announcing the Fee change, FHFA director Mel Watt pulled back the implementation, announcing a delay in the fee change until he is able to further determine if this plan of action is the best way to move forward.

So at this point, the fee changes which raises the fees FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC charge lenders to buy their loans is delayed after most expected these changes to hit lender rate sheets in January 2014.

If/when these changes going into effect – they will dramatically raise rate/borrower costs for most borrowers. Loan level pricing adjustments are certain characteristics of a customer’s loan that cause the loan to be more expensive. Some of the changes announced:

– Highest qualifying credit score will now be 800, currently any borrower with a 740+ credit score will get best mortgage pricing
– Cash out loans will increase in rate/costs
– Lower credit score borrowers will increase in rate/costs
– Investment property loans will increase in rate/costs

Below is a chart of the proposed loan level pricing adjustment for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2014.  Below is also a great article explaining the Fee changes:

http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/12172013_mortgage_rates_to_take_big_hit_from_fee_hikes.asp 

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So at this point these changes are delayed, but I guarantee fee increases are coming – but maybe not as drastic as the ones announced.

All signs point to higher rates in 2014.

It has been a great few years with record low mortgage interest rates. If you haven’t taken advantage, I would recommend locking in before rates continue to move higher.

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

10 Year Fixed at 3.5% with 0 points

5/1 ARM at 3.25% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.625% – .30 points,      4.75% – 0 points,      4.875% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:      4.25% – 1 point,       4.5% – 0 points,       4.625% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:      3.625% – .49 points,      3.75% – 0 points,       4% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:      3.25% – .99 point,      3.5% – 0 points,       3.75% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:       3% – .81 points,       3.25% – 0 points,        3.625% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:       3.375% – 1 point,        3.75% – 0 points,        4% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:      4.125% – .37 points,       4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:      3.375% – .95 points,      3.625% – 0 points,       3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:       4.125% – .83 points,       4.25% – 0 points,       4.375% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - December 26th, 2013

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FED TAPERS    –     RATES WILL GO UP IN 2014 WITH GSE FEE INCREASE

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ALL EYES ON FED STATEMENT WEDNESDAY – 50/50 CHANCE FOR TAPERING

ALL EYES ON FED STATEMENT WEDNESDAY  –   50/50  CHANCE FOR TAPERING

December 16th, 2013

All eyes are on the FED and The FOMC meeting this week.  The FOMC starts their meeting on Tuesday and will release their statement at 2 pm Eastern on Wednesday.

There is more and more speculation that the FED could taper at this meeting – many experts now calling it a 50/50 proposition.  Some prognosticators are actually predicting the FED to taper like the opinion below:

“We now look for the Fed to do something meaningful at the December 18 meeting,” wrote Michael Moran at Daiwa Capital Markets America in a note. “We view the announcement of a reduction in asset purchases as the most likely outcome; absent this, we expect some type guidance on the FOMC’s plans for the effort.”

If the FED tapers, the markets will also be looking at how much they will pull back on their bond purchasing budget.  Any sort of taper will likely mean a large rise in rates.

Federal Reserve Board's Federal Open Market Committee members pose during two-day meeting in Washington.

With interest rates at around 4 month highs – I am still suggesting locking before the meeting.  If rates drop significantly after the announcement (unlikely) – rate float downs are available when rates drop .25% with the same costs.

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

20 Year Fixed at 4.375% with 0 points

10 Year Fixed at 3.375% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.5% – .58 points,     4.625% – 0 points,     4.75% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4.125% – .99 points,     4.375% – 0 points,     4.5%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.5% – .63 points,     3.625% – 0 points,     3.875% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3.125% – .63 point,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.75% – .99 points,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.375% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.25% – .83 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     4% – .56 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – .81 points,     3.5% – $0 costs,     3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     4% – 1 point,    4.25% – $0 costs

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ALL EYES ON FED STATEMENT WEDNESDAY   –   50/50 CHANCE FOR TAPERING

RATES CONTINUE MOVING HIGHER / FED MEETING NEXT WEEK

RATES CONTINUE MOVING HIGHER     /      FED MEETING NEXT WEEK

December 9th, 2013

The interest rate market had quite the week last week. Rates rose everyday from Monday through Thursday before the important November employment report. Then something weird happened.

Job creation beat their forecasts, The unemployment rate dropped .2% – this would usually cause rates to rise fast, but it didn’t. Rates actually improved a little bit on Friday and also on Monday. Still, the Mortgage Backed Security Market closed the week trading down – 69 bps, pushing rates to their highest levels in months.Now Hiring

With the majority of economic reports showing positive gains – more and more experts think the FED could taper their stimulus package in their meeting next week. I don’t expect rates to change much until then.

Rates are still taking on the outlook I have talked about for months – rates really have no where to go but higher. Any improvement we see is not substantial because the FED taper is looming.

Those still waiting for rates to dramatically drop will likely be waiting forever. I recommend locking on a refinance if it’s beneficial as even these higher rates likely won’t be around much longer.

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

15 Year Fixed at 3.5% with 0 points
10 Year Fixed at 3.25% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.375% – .78 points,      4.5% – 0 points,      4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:     4.125% – .812 points,      4.25% – 0 points,       4.5% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:      3.375% – .8 points,      3.5% – 0 points,      3.75% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:      3% – .69 point,      3.25% – 0 points,      3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:      2.75% – .94 points,      3.125% – 0 points,      3.375% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:      3.25% – .69 points,       3.5% – 0 points,       3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:       3.75% – .94 points,       4.125% – 0 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:      3.25% – 0 points,      3.5% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:      4% – .85 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - December 9th, 2013

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RATES CONTINUE MOVING HIGHER / FED MEETING NEXT WEEK

OCTOBER EMPLOYMENT REPORT CAUSES SHARP RISE IN INTEREST RATES

OCTOBER EMPLOYMENT REPORT CAUSES SHARP RISE IN INTEREST RATES

November 11th, 2013

Happy Veteran’s Day!!  Thank you to all of our men and women who have served in the Military.

Mortgages rates ended the week sharply higher with the release of the October employment report on Friday.  Non Farm job creation crushed expectations causing a sell-off in the Mortgage Backed Security market of over 100 bps.

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Positive economic news from the employment report, US 3rd quarter GDP, and ISM manufacturing is causing more pricing pressure and thoughts that the FED could taper their stimulus package sooner. 

Unfortunately, the employment report usually shapes the monthly trend of interest rates.  I think rates will likely slowly rise during the month of November. 

I would recommend locking pricing if you are in the market for a mortgage.

FMAE CHANGES COMING THIS WEEKEND

Fannie Mae is implementing a new underwriting system this weekend.  The highlights of the guideline changes are:

-No more interest only loans.  I have to lock any new interest only loans by Wednesday, so if you want one – please call me asap.

-Maximum LTV going from 95% to 97%

-FMAE HARP loans no longer will require the waiting period required for Forclosures, Bankruptcies and Short sales

Make it a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

20 Year Fixed 4.25% with 0 points

7/1 ARM at 3.375% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – 1 point,     4.5% – 0 points,     4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4.125% – .83 points,     4.25% – 0 points,     4.5%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.375% – .51 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3.125% – .83 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.625% – 1 point,     3% – 0 points,     3.25% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.125% – .75 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .61 points,     4% – 0 points,     4.125% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – .10 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     4% – .5 points,    4.25% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - November 11th, 2013

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OCTOBER EMPLOYMENT REPORT CAUSES SHARP RISE IN INTEREST RATES

THE FED DOES NOT TAPER , BUT RATES RISE SLIGHTLY

THE FED DOES NOT TAPER , BUT RATES RISE SLIGHTLY

November 4th, 2013

Mortgage rates ended last week slightly higher, but have improved on Monday taking some of the losses back.

On Wednesday, the FED announced that they would not taper their bond purchasing program. Most did not expect the FED to taper, so this wasn’t a huge surprise. The FED did take out some verbiage in their statement though, which caused some MBS investors to sell off. Normally we would expect rates to improve with this announcement, but that did not happen. The FED will meet again in December.

We have a big week in rate effecting news this week. The Third Quarter US GDP will be released Thursday and the October 2013 Employment report will come out Friday. The employment report will be very important for the direction of interest rates over the next month. If job creation is lower than expected, rates will improve. If job creation is above expectations, expect rates to rise.

Make it a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% with 0 points
5/1 ARM at 2.875% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.125% – .74 points,     4.25% – 0 points,     4.5% – $0 costs
20 year fixed:     4% – .78 points,      4.125% – 0 points,     4.25% – $0 costs
15 year fixed:     3.25% – .76 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs
10 year fixed:      3% – .74 points,      3.375% – 0 points,      3.5% – $0 costs
5/1 ARM:      2.625% – .76 points,      2.875% – 0 points,      3.125% – $0 costs
7/1 ARM:      3% – .91 points,      3.25% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs
30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – $0 costs
15 year fixed FHA:      3.25% – 0 points, 3.5% – $0 costs
30 year fixed VA:      3.75% – 0 points, 4% – $0 costs
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THE FED DOES NOT TAPER , BUT RATES RISE SLIGHTLY

RATES CONTINUE TO DROP WITH POOR EMPLOYMENT REPORT

RATES CONTINUE TO DROP WITH POOR EMPLOYMENT REPORT

October 28th, 2013

Interest Rates improved for the 2nd straight week last week.  The main source of improvement was from the September employment report released Tuesday.  The gain in jobs fell well short of forecasts, pushing investor money into mortgage backed securities. 

Rates are still at the lowest levels since early May when rates went up very quickly due to comments from Ben Bernanke about tapering the bond purchasing program.  The FED is meeting again this week with a statement on Wednesday.  Most do not expect the FED to taper in the meeting, but if they do – watch out – rates will go up quickly.

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Make it a great week!!           

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

15 Year Fixed at 3.375% with 0 points

5/1 ARM at 2.625% paying 1 point

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.125% – .37 points,     4.25% – 0 points,     4.375% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4% – .5 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.25%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.125% – 1 point,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   2.875% – 1 point,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.625% – 1point,     3% – 0 points,     3.25% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.125% – .6 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.65% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – .11 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

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

Today's Interest Rates - October 28th, 2013

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RATES CONTINUE TO DROP WITH POOR EMPLOYMENT REPORT

INTEREST RATES HIT 4 MONTH LOWS

INTEREST RATES HIT 4 MONTH LOWS

October 21st, 2013

Interest Rates hit 4 month lows on Friday /  Fannie Mae changes coming November 16th. 

After a US debt deal in principal was announced on Wednesday – Interest rates greatly improved after slowly moving higher in the proceeding 2 weeks.   The uncertainty regarding the government closure and the debt ceiling caused markets to stagnate.  The markets rejoiced with great gains across the board when a deal was in place.

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When the dust settled, interest rates hit 4 months lows and 30 year fixed rates dipped down to 4%-4.125%. 

On Tuesday, the payroll report for September will be released late due to the government shutdown.  This usually has a big effect on rate pricing.  The FED meets October 29th and will release a statement on the 30th

Since the government closure, it is now believed that the FED will hold off on tapering its bond purchasing program until possibly 2014.  The reason is that the economy will still be in flux due to the long term budgetary issues Congress must decide on during the next 4 months.

I see rates staying stable but not improving greatly from their current levels.  Still, you never know what the FED will do.  Many thought the FED would taper the bond program in September.  If you are risk averse, I would lock before October 30th because when the FED tapers , interest rates will go up quickly. 

FANNIE MAE CHANGES COMING NOVEMBER 16TH

On the weekend of November 16th, Fannie Mae will update it’s automated underwriting system.  Below are the 2 biggest changes:

1.)    Interest Only Loans will no longer be offered by Fannie Mae.

2.)    Fannie Mae will now have a maximum loan to value of 95%.  Currently it’s 97%.

You can begin a loan before November 16th, and still go off the old guidelines.

If you want an interest only loan – now is the time to get started. 

The 97% Fannie Mae purchase loan was starting to take the place of FHA loans with higher credit score borrowers.  The down payment was less than FHA, and the monthly mortgage insurance was substantially less.  Now Fannie Mae will require 5% down, or 95% max LTV/CLTV on a refinance that is not HARP eligible.

Make it a great week!!           

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.125% – .87 points,     4.25% – 0 points,     4.5% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4% – .78 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.25%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.25% – .85 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3% – .79 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.75% – .74 points,     3% – 0 points,     3.25% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.125% – .99 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

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

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – .43 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     3.75% – .11 points,    3.875% – 0 points,     4% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - October 21st, 2013

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INTEREST RATES HIT 4 MONTH LOWS

RATES REMAIN AT LOWEST LEVELS SINCE JUNE – WHAT AFFECT DOES GOV’T SHUTDOWN HAVE ON RATES?

RATES REMAIN AT LOWEST LEVELS SINCE JUNE – WHAT EFFECT DOES GOV’T SHUTDOWN HAVE ON RATES?

October 7th, 2013

Interest rates remained at current levels last week with the bond markets in a stalemate because of the government shutdown.  Rates for the past 2 weeks have held at their lowest levels since June 2013. 

The government shutdown is keeping trading in narrow ranges as there is a lot of uncertainty how long this will last.  This along with the major issue of the debt ceiling just 10 days away is forcing traders to be cautious.

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The debt ceiling is the much bigger issue as this could result in the US Treasury not paying their bills, which would have catastrophic effects on the economy and interest rates would go through the roof.

The debt ceiling involves Congress passing legislation to approve paying the debts currently due.  The US treasury will run out of money around October 17th.  The rating agencies of US treasury debt have not lowered the US’s grade at this time, as they feel the Treasury will pay the bill even if debt ceiling legislation doesn’t get passed. 

I hold the view of most Americans.  I’m really frustrated that we have a new crisis every couple months and no long term agreements in place.  It has a major effect on the markets.

The September employment report and many other economic reports are not being released with the government being shut down.  The FED will release their minutes from the last FOMC meeting on Wednesday at 2 pm Eastern.

It is a very uncertain time right now.  I always air on the side of caution.  I still think its safer to lock and interest rate float downs are available if rates drop a lot after a loan is locked.

Make it a great week!!                  

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% with 0 points

10 Year Fixed at 3.125% with 0 points

5/1 ARM at 3.125% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – .9 points,     4.25% – 0 points,     4.5% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4% – .77 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.25%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.25% – .91 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3% – .59 points,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.75% – .88 points,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.25% – .89 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

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

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – .36 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     3.875% – .2 points,    4% – 0 points,     4.125% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - October 7th, 2013

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RATES REMAIN AT LOWEST LEVELS SINCE JUNE – WHAT EFFECT DOES GOV’T SHUTDOWN HAVE ON RATES?

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

INTEREST RATES REBOUND AFTER WILD WEEK

INTEREST RATES REBOUND AFTER WILD WEEK

September 9th, 2013

Interest rates moved to three year high’s on Thursday of last week, but recovered on Friday and Monday to bring levels close to where they were the previous week.

From Monday – Thursday, the Mortgage Backed Security market trading down -149 bps.  There was positive economic news in manufacturing, servicing, auto sales and most thought Friday’s employment numbers would surpass expectations. 

Then the Friday employment report hit.  Not only did Non Farm jobs come in below expectations, but they revised July’s numbers down 63,000.  The MBS market closed Friday + 74 bps, and closed this Monday + 40 bps. 

The big thing to watch this week is the Wednesday Congressional vote on whether to attack Syria.  Next week is the all important Fed meeting.

It looks like it will likely be another volatile week with interest rate swings common throughout each day.

Make it a great week!!      

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:            

5/1 ARM at 3.875% with 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.625% – .36 points,     4.75% – 0 points,     4.875% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4.375% – .99 points,     4.625% – 0 points,     4.75%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.625% – .63 points,     3.875% – 0 points,     4% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3.375% – 1 point,     3.625% – 0 points,     4% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   3.375% – .83 points,     3.875% – 0 points,     4.25% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.75% – .96 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.5% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:    4.25% – 0 points,      4.375% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.625% – .94 points,     3.75% – 0 points,     4% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     4.25% – 0 points,     4.375% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - September 9th, 2013

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Arizona Home Loans, California Home Loans, Colorado Home Loans.  Arizona refinance, California refinance, Colorado refinance.  Scottsdale, Arizona Mortgage Banker in McCormick Ranch.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline refinance mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinance, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

INTEREST RATES REBOUND AFTER WILD WEEK

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