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Rates Move Up Slightly from Prior Weeks 5 Month Lows

Rates Move Up Slightly from Prior Weeks 5 Month Lows

October 2015

As is normal with interest rates, once rate pricing moves one way for an extended period of time, we will see a correction back. Rates hit 5 month lows on Friday October 2nd, but since then have steadily moved a little higher almost every day. The Mortgage Backed Security market closed 4 of the 5 days last week down, closing the week trading down – 34 bps.

Interest rate pricing is still very good, but is about .5 pts higher in pricing at the same rate then the prior week.

Not a ton of new data out this week so I expect interest rates to remain relatively stable barring an unforeseen event.

TRID mortgage regulations are now in place. Gone are the GFE and the HUD and now we have the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure. The new documents are meant to make it easier for a borrower to understand their loan. Borrowers now also have a 3 day period to review loan documents before they are legally allowed to sign.

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Below are today’s interest rates.  Have a great week!!

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      3.75% – 1 point (3.95% APR),       3.99% – 0 points (4.02% APR)
20 year fixed:       3.625% – .53 points (3.73% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (3.78% APR)
15 year fixed:        2.99% – .8 point (3.16% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)
10 year fixed:       2.75% – .76 points (2.9% APR),        3.0% – 0 points (3.02% APR)
5/1 ARM:       3.0% – .94 points (3.19% APR),       3.5% – 0 points (3.52% APR)
7/1 ARM:       3.25% – .88 points (3.41% APR),        3.625% – 0 points (3.67% APR)
30 year fixed FHA:       3.625% – .62 points (4.49% APR),       3.75% – 0 points (4.45% APR)
15 year fixed FHA:       3.0% – .78 points (3.46% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)
30 year fixed VA:      3.625% – .8 points (3.78% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (3.78% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - October 13th, 2015
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Rates Move Up Slightly from Prior Weeks 5 Month Lows

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Today’s Rates – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75%

Today’s Rates – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75%

December 8th, 2014

Interest rates are improving today – as of 12 pm Pacific – the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market is trading up + 35 bps.

This is welcome news after interest rates went higher 4 of 5 days last week. The MBS market closed down – 67 bps last week. The week was capped by a stronger than expected November employment report where non-farm payroll job creation rose 321,000 compared to estimates of 230,000.

Most US economic reports have been positive recently – but rates have held up remarkably well due to economic weakness in other parts of the world. Although the FED’s Quantitative Easing program is coming to an end, many expect the European Central Bank (ECB) to initiate an asset purchase program which would be beneficial for interest rates.

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Below are today’s interest rates. Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4% paying 0 points

15 Year Fixed at 3.375% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      3.75% – 1 point (3.95% APR),       4% – 0 points (4.04% APR)

20 year fixed:      3.625% – .75 points (3.75% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (3.79% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.125% – .5 points (3.175% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

10 year fixed:        2.875% – .75 points (3.03% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.17% APR)

5/1 ARM:        2.875% – 1 point (3.175% APR),         3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)

7/1 ARM:        3.125% – .875 points (3.3% APR),         3.375% – 0 points (3.39% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.375% – .875 points (4.55% APR),          3.625% – 0 points (4.625% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:        2.875% – 1 point (3.375% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.425% APR)

30 year fixed VA:       3.5% – .5 points (3.6% APR),         3.625% – 0 points (3.67% APR)

Today's Interest Rates -December 8th, 2014

 

Today’s Rates  – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75%

RATES RISE – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 4.125%

RATES RISE – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 4.125%

September 8th, 2014

Last week had 2 important events for interest rates.

On Thursday – the ECB announced a less than expected plan and no specifics to deal with the European Union’s problems. Mortgage backed securities sold off – and rates rose.

On Friday – the August employment report was released and non farm job creation fell well below expectations. The market estimated 225k in job growth, but the report revealed only 143k new jobs. The problem is August is notoriously bad and hard to gauge correct job creation with the amount of seasonal employment in the month. The MBS market initially went way up, but then came back to close to even with the realization that these numbers will most likely be adjusted higher with most other economic reports showing improvement.

MBS ended the week trading down – 35 bps – pushing interest rate pricing a bit higher. 30 year fixed rates are now at 4.125% paying less than a point. Most other products didn’t change much on the rate, but the closing costs are higher for each rate.

I still believe there is not much to gain by floating a rate, and locking is the better option.

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Below are today’s interest rates. Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

7/1 ARM at 3.375% paying 0 points

30 Year Fixed FHA at 3.75% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       4.125% – .15 points (4.15% APR),       4.25% – 0 points (4.29% APR)

20 year fixed:      3.875% – .63 points (3.99% APR),       4.125% – 0 points (4.14% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.25% – .75 points (3.39% APR),        3.5% – 0 points (3.53% APR)

10 year fixed:      3.0% – .97 points (3.2% APR),       3.125% – 0 points (3.13% APR)

5/1 ARM:       2.75% – .89 point (2.91% APR),       3% – 0 points (3.05% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.125% – .54 points (3.23% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:       3.375% – 1 point (4.575% APR),       3.625% – 0 points (4.65% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:      3% – .98 points (3.5% APR),       3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

30 year fixed VA:       3.5% – .80 points (3.66% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (3.78% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - September 8th, 2014

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RATES RISE – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 4.125%

RATES MOVE SIDEWAYS / VOLATILITY AHEAD

RATES MOVE SIDEWAYS / VOLATILITY AHEAD

August 10th, 2014

Mortgage rates moved sideways last week even though the MBS market closed the week trading up + 22 bps. Markets hit their highs on Thursday with geopolitical concerns causing investors to seek safety in treasuries and bonds.

On Friday – after trading higher for much of the day – Mortgage Backed Securities closed sharply lower after Russia ended military drills on the Ukraine border and speculation that the conflict in this region was deescalating.

Mortgage interest rates are artificially lower than they should be due to military conflicts around the world.

A lot of people I follow see mortgage rates entering into a volatile week with the possibility that mortgage rates could move higher. They have been holding at this low level for some time when most experts predicted mortgage rates to move significantly higher in 2014. My recommendation is to lock.

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Below are today’s interest rates. Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% paying 0 points

15 Year Fixed at 3.5% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.125% – .55 points (4.235% APR),       4.25% – 0 points (4.3% APR)

20 year fixed:       3.75% – .99 points (3.95% APR),        4.125% – 0 points (4.17% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.25% – .91 points (3.43% APR),        3.5% – 0 points (3.53% APR)

10 year fixed:       3.0% – .73 points (3.14% APR),       3.25% – 0 points (3.29% APR)

5/1 ARM:       2.75% – .85 points (2.92% APR),       3% – 0 points (3.05% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.125% – .71 points (3.25% APR),         3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:       3.5% – .51 points (4.6% APR),       3.625% – 0 points (4.65% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:       3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

30 year fixed VA:        3.5% – .88 points (3.7% APR),       3.75% – 0 points (3.8% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - August 11th, 2014

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RATES MOVE SIDEWAYS     /    VOLATILITY AHEAD

MORTGAGE RATES RECOVER AFTER JOBS REPORT

MORTGAGE RATES RECOVER AFTER JOBS REPORT

August 4th, 2014

Mortgage Rates were extremely volatile last week with a lot of movement in the Mortgage Backed Security Market.

On Wednesday – mortgage interest rate pricing shot up sharply with GDP data coming in higher than expected. The MBS market ended the day trading down – 68 bps. Friday, was the important July jobs report. If non farm payroll jobs increased more than expected – we could have seen a significant move higher in interest rates. Luckily, the data came back slightly lower than expected. Market analysts expected non farm payroll jobs to increase over 233,000. The numbers came back at 209,000. The MBS closed Friday + 42 bps, recovering much of the losses from earlier in the week.

On the week, the MBS market closed -12 bps.

In the end – interest rate pricing is very similar to where we started the week. 30 year fixed mortgage rates are starting at 4.125% and 15 year fixed mortgage rates are starting at 3.25%. Interest rates have remained in a tight range for most of 2014 – and I expect that to continue this week with some possible rate improvement. We dodged a bullet with the Friday jobs report – that could have been the event that finally pushed rates higher than their current levels.

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Below are today’s interest rates. Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% paying 0 points

20 Year Fixed at 4.125% with $0 costs

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.125% – .52 points (4.235% APR),        4.25% – 0 points (4.3% APR)

20 year fixed:         3.875% – .80 points (4.03% APR),        4.125% – 0 points (4.17% APR)

15 year fixed:        3.25% – .78 points (3.42% APR),         3.5% – 0 points (3.53% APR)

10 year fixed:        3.125% – .6 points (3.24% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.29% APR)

5/1 ARM:        2.75% – .9 points (2.93% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.13% APR)

7/1 ARM:        3.125% – .86 points (3.31% APR),          3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.75% – 0 points (4.75% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:        3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

30 year fixed VA:         3.75% – 0 points (3.82% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - August 4th, 2014

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MORTGAGE RATES RECOVER AFTER JOBS REPORT

MORTGAGE RATES IMPROVE 4 DAYS STRAIGHT / LOWEST RATES I HAVE OFFERED THIS YEAR

MORTGAGE RATES IMPROVE 4 DAYS STRAIGHT / LOWEST RATES I HAVE OFFERED THIS YEAR

July 14th, 2014

After going higher every day the previous week, interest rates stayed the same on Monday and improved every other day of last week. The Mortgage Backed Security market closed trading + 65 bps, pushing 30 year fixed rates down to 4%, and 15 year fixed rates down to 2.875%.

Along with the recent rate improvement and my July interest rate special going out right now, this is the lowest rate pricing I have been able to offer in 2014.

When rates improve for 4 days straight, there is bound to be a correction so if you are looking at doing something – I would recommend locking on Monday.

This week will likely be more up and down with a lot of manufacturing reports due out and FED chief Janet Yellen testifying before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Have a great week!!

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Below are today’s interest rates.

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

20 Year Fixed at 4% paying 0 points

30 Year Fixed FHA Loan at 3.75% with $0 costs

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      4% – .90 points (4.18% APR),       4.25% – 0 points (4.27% APR)

20 year fixed:       3.75% – .94 points (3.94% APR),        4% – 0 points (4.04% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.125% – .62 points (3.23% APR),         3.375% – 0 points (3.39% APR)

10 year fixed:       2.875% – .85 points (3.03% APR),        3.125% – 0 points (3.129% APR)

5/1 ARM:       2.75% – .99 points (2.95% APR),        3.125% – 0 points (3.13% APR)

7/1 ARM:        3.125% – .92 points (3.3% APR),         3.375% – 0 points (3.39% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.5% – .61 points (4.6% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (4.75% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:        2.875% – .62 points  (3.5% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.62% APR)

30 year fixed VA:         3.5% – .98 points  (3.7% APR),          3.75% – 0 points (3.80% APR)

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MORTGAGE RATES IMPROVE 4 DAYS STRAIGHT / LOWEST RATES I HAVE OFFERED THIS YEAR

INTEREST RATES CREATE NEW LOWS FOR 2014!!

INTEREST RATES CREATE NEW LOWS FOR  2014

January 27th, 2014

Interest rates continued their hot streak ahead of the FED statement on Wednesday.  Mortgage interest rates pushed to new lows in 2014 with the stock markets having a big sell off and investors transferring money into safer investments.

This improvement in rates could be temporary depending on if the stock markets bounce back.  I would strongly recommend locking as these are the lowest rates I have seen in close to 2 months.

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will release a statement on Wednesday that will likely have a major impact on rate pricing.  Experts are still torn on whether the FED will keep current bond purchasing levels or reduce them another 10 million.     

If the FED reduces its bond purchasing again, expect to see rates bounce back higher.  

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

20 Year Fixed at 4.125% with 0 points

10 Year Fixed at 3.25% 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% – .92 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.375%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.375% – .73 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3% – .95 points,     3.25% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.875% – .86 points,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.375% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.25% – .78 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .46 points,     3.875% – 0 points,     4.125% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – 0 points     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     3.75% – .43 points,    3.875% – 0 points,    4.25% – $0 costs

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Interest Rates create new lows for 2014

INTEREST RATES DROP TO 1 MONTH LOWS

INTEREST RATES DROP TO 1 MONTH LOWS

January 13th, 2014

Interest rates finally gained some momentum after weeks of movement higher.

On Friday, the December employment report was released. Analysts predicted Non Farm Payroll Jobs to increase by 196,000 and the unemployment percentage to remain at 7%. The analysts vastly overestimated the increase, causing a huge movement in the bond markets and pushing rates lower by approximately .125%.

Non Farm Payroll jobs only increased by 74,000. Although the unemployment percentage dropped to 6.7%, much of that was due to people leaving the work force. Only 62.8% of the population is employed, which is the lowest level since 1976.

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This is welcome news for rate watchers after interest rates have steadily climbed for weeks straight. With the FED tapering, the long term outlook is still for interest rates to climb higher. Now is a good time to consider locking in while price is improved.

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.5% with 0 points

15 Year Fixed at 3.625% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.375% – .97 points,      4.5% – 0 points,      4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:      4.125% – .39 points,      4.25% – 0 points,      4.375% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:     3.375% – .99 points,      3.625% – 0 points,      3.75% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:      3.125% – .58 point,      3.375% – 0 points,      3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:      2.875% – .94 points,      3.125% – 0 points,      3.5% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:     3.25% – .99 points,      3.625% – 0 points,      3.875% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:      3.75% – 1 point,      4% – 0 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:      3.25% – .49 points,      3.5% – 0 points       3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:      3.75% – .84 points,      4% – 0 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

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INTEREST RATES DROP TO 1 MONTH LOWS

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

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

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

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RATES CONTINUE MOVING HIGHER / FED MEETING NEXT WEEK

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