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TODAY’S INTEREST RATES – 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.5%

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES – 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.5%

April 22nd, 2013

It’s been an uneventful week for interest rates. The Mortgage Backed Security market closed the week trading up (+ 3 bps). It’s suprising that we didn’t see more positive interest rate momentum with the stock market having one of it’s worst weeks in the past year.

The DOW Jones closed last week trading down -317 and polls show Americans are becoming pessimistic about the economy again. Last week would typically result in improving rates, but US Treasuries and the MBS market couldn’t surpass technical indicators to cause rates to drop.

It’s possible we may have hit the rate floor. Interest rates are unbelievably low, but still not at the all time low levels hit last year.

Make it a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 3.625% paying 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:      3.5% paying .20 points, 3.625% paying 0 points, 3.75% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:     3.375% paying .52 points, 3.5% paying 0 points, 3.625% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:      2.5% paying .99 points, 2.75% paying 0 points, 3% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:      2% paying .99 points, 2.375% paying 0 points, 2.625% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:     2.25% paying .99 points, 2.625% paying 0 points, 2.75%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:     3.625% paying .82 points; 3.75% paying 0 points; 4% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:     2.75% paying 0 points, 3% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:      3.25% – $0 costs

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TODAY’S INTEREST RATES – 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.5%,  April 22nd, 2013

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MORTGAGE RATES LOWER SLIGHTLY , 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.875%

MORTGAGE RATES LOWER SLIGHTLY  /  30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.875%

February 27th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading up (+12 bps).   Rates pulled down slightly after moving up the past couple weeks.

The DOW Jones moved over 13,000 and the stock market has sustained a rally that has the stock market at their highest levels since 2008. 

There is thought that the stock market could be overbought, but with the public’s outlook towards the economy improving, the bullish market could continue with new investors trying to get in on the gains.   Here is a good article explaining the current state of the stock market:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46519385/ns/business-stocks_and_economy/#.T0sF6_WNOuI

As always, the mortgage rate market is closely tied to the stock market and if the market keeps improving, interest rates will likely rise. 

There a number of key economic releases this week along with a speaking engagement for Ben Bernanke.  This should be an interesting week with clues as to where we are heading. 

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.875% paying .77 points, 4% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.625% paying .78 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3% paying .81 points, 3.375% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.625% paying .85 points, 3% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.875% paying .71 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4% paying .95 points, 4.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 2.875% paying .67 points, 3.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

 

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Mortgage Rates Lower Slightly , 30 year fixed at 3.875%

MORTGAGE RATES IMPROVE:

MORTGAGE RATES IMPROVE:

October 24th, 2011

Mortgage rates improved slightly last week with the bond market closing + 28 bps on the week. We are still seeing a lot of volatility to in the markets where rates/costs can change a lot in a very short period of time.

My recommendation is to lock in pricing if you looking into a mortgage. The stock market is gaining momentum and I think rates will rise during the last quarter of 2011. In the 4th quarter of 2010, mortgage rates went from 4% to 4.75% in a very short period of time. While I don’t see that much of a change coming, I do feel that mortgage rates will continue to slowly move upwards.   

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 4.125% paying 1 point, 4.375% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.875% paying .74 points, 4.25% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3.5% paying .74 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.5% paying .88 points; 2.875% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 3% paying .59 points, 3.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.5% paying 1 point, 4.875% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.875% paying .69 points, 4.125% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 3.625% paying .85 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying .6 points, 3.99% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rates Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, VA mortgages, FHA mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages,  and Jumbo Mortgages.

MORTGAGE RATES IMPROVE:

 

TODAY’S MORTGAGE RATES:

TODAY’S MORTGAGE RATES

October 17th, 2011

Last week saw a continuation of the stock market rally from the week before. Stocks were trading higher, increasing the flow of investments from bonds to stocks. The bond market closed -75 bps down – which should have pushed rates a little bit higher. Even so, most rates have stayed the same. Of the 10 business days in October – the bond market has closed down 9 of them.

As of the writing of this email on Monday morning, the stock market is trading down over 100 points – and the bond market is trading up + 42 bps. This should help regain some of the losses from last week. This week should be another volatile week as many companies will be reporting their 3rd quarter earnings.

Below are rates available paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 4.25% paying .5 points, 4.375% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.875% paying .9 points, 4.25% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3.5% paying .74 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.75% paying .7 points; 3.5% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 3.125% paying .69 points, 4% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.5% paying .8 points, 4.875% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying .3 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 3.375% paying .7 points, 3.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying .2 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rates Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, VA mortgages, FHA mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages,  and Jumbo Mortgages.

Today’s Mortgage Rates

MORTGAGE RATES RISE WITH STOCK MARKET RALLY

MORTGAGE RATES RISE WITH STOCK MARKET RALLY:

October 11, 2011

October 2011 has been a great month for the stock market and a bad month for interest rates. The DOW JONES average is up 500 points in October. This recent surge in optimism has taken investors out of the safety of the bond market and into the thriving stock market. The bond market closed last week down (-134 bps) – causing a large jump in mortgage rates/pricing.

The bond market passed certain technical indicators that could make it difficult for rates to drop back down to their record low levels. The stock market is not stable, but there has been some temporary resolutions to the debt crisis in Europe that could keep the market up for the time being.

My lock recommendation is to lock in pricing if a loan is beneficial to you. Many customers get caught waiting for a pie in the sky rate and end up losing a good rate that was beneficial to them. If I lock your loan and rates drop significantly, I can typically float down your rate. If they drop after your loan closes, you can always refinance again. There is no rule to the amount of times you can refinance.

Below are current rates available paying a point or less.

30 year fixed: 4.25% paying .7 points, 4.375% paying 0 points / 4.34% APR

20 year fixed: 4% paying .67 points, 4.375% paying 0 points / 4.12% APR

15 year fixed: 3.625% paying .8 points, 3.875% paying 0 points / 3.75% APR

5/1 ARM: 2.75% paying .67 points / 2.88% APR

7/1 ARM: 3.125% paying .55 points / 3.27% APR

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying .7 points, 3.99% paying 0 points / 4.05% APR

15 year fixed FHA: 3.5% paying .8 points, 3.75% paying 0 points / 3.72% APR

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying .55 points, 3.99% paying 0 points / 4.05% APR

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.5% paying .88 points, 4.875% paying 0 points / 4.61% APR

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rates Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, VA mortgages, FHA mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages and Jumbo Mortgages.

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Mortgage Rates Rise with Stock Market Rally.

 

 

 

MORTGAGE RATES DROP TO THE LOWEST LEVELS IN HISTORY

RATES DROP AGAIN ; REACH LOWEST LEVELS IN HISTORY

On Thursday, mortgage rates dropped to their levels ever!! Monday through Thursday marked a sustained bond rally and the worst week in the Stock Market since October of 2008. The Bond Market finished Thursday +257 bps up, pushing 30 year fixed rates down to 3.75% with little costs. Unfortunately pricing pulled back a bit on Friday with the markets finishing down -88 bps. Overall, this week was an unbelievable week for interest rates and the pricing to get those rates. The market closed up +169 for the week.

So why has there been so much interest rate and stock market movement this week?

Whenever we have statements from the FED, we usually get large movements in the markets. On September 21st, The Federal Open Market Committee and Ben Bernanke announced “Operation Twist” – A new plan of theirs to sell off short term securities and purchase longer term securities. The plan is intended to stimulate the economy by lowering loan rates. After the announcement, the stock market went into a tailspin. The Down Jones finished 400 points down, the bond market closed 150 bps up – and mortgage rates lowered even further.

The rates we are seeing right now are the lowest rates the mortgage industry has ever seen. The interesting thing is that with the bond market movement we are seeing, rates would usually go even lower than they are right now, but there is a level of resistance. Mortgages are just not selling below certain interest rate levels on the secondary market. For example, we are not seeing VA and FHA 30 year fixed rates drop below 3.75%. For the most part 15 year fixed rates are not being offered below 3.25%. If there is not a secondary market to buy these loans, the loans will not be written. 

As always, these really low rates usually don’t last long!! Take advantage of them while they are here.

Below are current rates available paying a point or less. 

30 year fixed: 3.875% paying .5 points, 4% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3.25% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.5% paying .7 points, 2.75% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.75% paying .8 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.125% paying .75 points, 4.375% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rates Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, VA mortgages, FHA mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages and Jumbo Mortgages.

Mortgage Rates Drop to the Lowest Levels in History

MORTGAGE RATES REMAIN AT RECORD LOWS!!

MORTGAGE RATES REMAIN NEAR ALL TIME LOWS

The bond market closed last week down 94 bps pushing mortgage rates and pricing higher. This move higher was due to a great week on Wall Street where the stock market closed higher every day. There has been some pull back on Monday with the stock market being down, pushing rates back to lower levels. The bond market closed Monday up + 55 bps pushing mortgage rates and pricing back down to the low levels at the beginning of last week.

Below are current rates available paying a point or less.

30 year fixed: 3.875% paying 1 point, 4.125% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3.25% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.625% paying .6 points, 2.875% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.875% paying .8 points, 3.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.125% paying .85 points, 4.375% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rates Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, VA mortgages, FHA mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, High Balance Mortgages and Jumbo Mortgages.

Mortgage Rates Remain at Record Lows

30 YEAR FIXED RATES DROP TO 4% / WILD WEEK ON WALL STREET

30 YEAR FIXED RATES DROP TO 4%

Last week was one of the craziest weeks in the financial markets since 2008. The stock market and interest rate market fluctuated greatly every day, sometimes changing mortgage pricing by thousands of dollars in a few minutes. Things can change fast due to the extreme volatility in the market. The good news is that mortgage rates went down to their lowest levels ever.

Technical indicators show that the bond market is overbought right now – which means interest rates are really lower than they should be. I expect a correction in the near future pushing rates/pricing back up a little bit – maybe to 4.25% on a 30 year fixed product. My advice would be to lock in pricing if you are floating a loan or considering starting a new loan.

Below are current rates and pricing for a well qualified borrower.

30 year fixed: 4% paying 1 pt, 4.25% paying 0 pts

20 year fixed: 3.875% paying .8 pts , 4.125% paying 0 pts

15 year fixed: 3.375% paying 1 pt, 3.75% paying 0 pts

5/1 ARM: 2.875% paying .61 pts, 3.125% paying 0 pts

7/1 ARM: for 3.125% paying .83 pts, 3.5% paying 0 pts

30 year fixed FHA: 3.875% paying .9 pts, 4.25% paying 0 pts

15 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying .45pts, 3.5% paying 0 pts

30 year fixed VA: 3.875% paying .75 pts, 4.125% paying 0 pts

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.375% paying 0 pts

THE WILD WEEK ON WALL STREET

Below is how the DOW ended each day last week:

Monday: -634.76

Tuesday: +429.62

Wednesday: -519.83

Thursday: +116.63

Friday: +125.71

In a normal market, a large swing is 100 pts one way or the other. This is a market that over reacts to most financial news. Panic can set in very easily. If you look at the stock market – it has ended lower 4 of the past 5 weeks. When stock markets are down, interest rates usually get better.

Typically a stock market can only go one way for so long before you get some sort of correction back the other way. I expect that to happen again here. That is why I recommend taking advantage of the recent rate dip if you are on the market for a home loan. Even though the FED on Tuesday maintained their commitment to keep rates low for at least the next 2 years, they have already used most of their tools to keep rates low. I do expect mortgage interest rates to remain low, but I do not expect 30 year fixed rates to remain as low as 4%.

30 year fixed rates drop to 4% , wild week on Wall Street

TODAY’S MORTGAGE RATES – MORTGAGE RATES DROP TO LOWEST LEVELS OF THE YEAR / LOAN LIMITS DECREASING ON OCTOBER 1st

TODAY’S MORTGAGE RATES / MORTGAGE RATES DROP TO LOWEST LEVELS OF THE YEAR:

The US debt deal looks like it will be completed.  Most of us expected this to get done in the 11th hour, but when you don’t know, the markets get nervous. Even though the deal looks to be done, the stock market is down 100 points on Monday morning, pushing the bond markets up and mortgage rates lower.

Last week was a see-saw all week. Luckily we had a huge day on Friday with the bond market closing 81 bps up, pushing mortgage rates and pricing to the lowest levels of the year. Last week, the bond market closed 91 bps up. Right now is a great time to lock a loan, below is the approximate pricing for a well qualified borrower on a variety of loan products.

30 year fixed: 4.375% paying .1 pts, 4.49% paying 0 pts

20 year fixed: 4.25% paying 0 pts , pricing rises over 1 pt below 4.25%

15 year fixed: 3.5% paying .9 pts, 3.75% paying 0 pts

5/1 ARM: 2.75% paying .7 pts, 3% paying 0 pts

7/1 ARM: for 3.125% paying .8 pts, 3.375% paying 0 pts

30 year fixed FHA: 4.25% paying 0 points, pricing rises over 1 pt below 4.25%

15 year fixed FHA: 3.375% paying . 6 pts, 3.625% paying 0 pts

30 year fixed VA: 4.25% paying 0 points, pricing rises over 1 pt below 4.25%

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.375% paying .8 pts, 4.625% paying 0 pts

CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS CHANGING: On October 1st of 2011, loan limits are expected to decrease substantially for CONFORMING and FHA loans.

In many high priced areas, CONFORMING and FHA loan limits were temporarily increased with the Economic Stimulus package of 2008. For example, in most parts of Southern California, you can now do a CONFORMING and FHA loan with a loan amount up to $729,750. Since CONFORMING loans price substantially better than JUMBO loans, many customers have been able to refinance or purchase with high balance loans at a very low rate.

These temporary loan limits are expected to decrease substantially on October 1st of this year. FHA loan limits in many areas will also decrease lower than their current allowable loan amount.

If you want to take advantage of these temporary loan limit increases, I would act before August 15th, 2011. The loan has to be completed and delivered before October 1st to get the old guidelines. Even though refinance typically only take 2-3 weeks, purchases can take 4-8 weeks. I would not wait if you are a consumer that can take advantage of the current program.

Today’s Mortgage Rates – Down to lowest levels of the year.  August 1st, 2011.

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MORTGAGE RATES DROP FOR 2nd STRAIGHT WEEK; BUT BE CAUTIOUS – July 18th, 2011

MORTGAGE RATES DROP FOR 2nd STRAIGHT WEEK; BUT BE CAUTIOUS:

The bond market finished last week 31 bps up, pushing mortgage pricing down for the 2nd consecutive week.

A well qualified borrower can get a 30 year fixed at 4.375% for about .6 points, and a 4.5% with 0 points. 15 year fixed rates at 3.75% are now at 0 points, and 20 year fixed rates at 4.25% are at 0 points.

Even though rates and pricing are improving, we are seeing a benchmark rate that the market is not going below. For example, you can get a 4.375% for .6 points, but then if we go down to 4.25%, the pricing goes up to over 2 points. The cost difference is so large that for most loan amounts it makes no sense to pay that much more in fees. The same goes for 15 and 20 year fixed rates. There is a large pricing increase below a 3.75% 15 year fixed and a 4.25% 20 year fixed.

This will be a pivotal week for the U.S. stock market which means this could be a volatile week for interest rates. 20% of the S&P 500 are reporting earnings and 50% of the DOW Jones are reporting earnings this week.

Many experts believe that corporate earnings will be quite good, but many investors are uneasy about the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington. If the debt ceiling gets resolved and corporate earnings are positive, look for the stock market to shoot up, which will usually cause rates to rise.

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