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Rates Improve / FED doesn’t raise Federal Funds Rate

Rates Improve / FED doesn’t raise Federal Funds Rate

September 2015

Interest rates improved significantly on Thursday and Friday after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced they would not raise the Federal Funds Rate. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closed Thursday/Friday trading up +83 bps, and the week up +47 bps. Perhaps more important, the FEDs comments on the fragility of the economy lead some in the market to believe that the Federal Funds Rate could stay at 0% for some time.

30 year fixed rates are now available at 3.875% paying .79 points (4.03% APR), and 3.99% paying 0 points (4.05% APR). 15 year fixed rates are now available at 2.99% paying 1 point (3.19% APR), and 3.25% paying 0 points (3.28% APR). **Priced with 740+ credit score, rate and term refinance at 75% LTV**

With interest rates near 4 month lows – now is a great time to lock in.

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

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       3.875% – .79 points (4.03% APR),       3.99% – 0 points (4.05% APR)

20 year fixed:      3.625% – .91 points (3.81% APR),      3.875% – 0 points (3.9% APR)

15 year fixed:      2.99% – .51 points (3.19% APR),       3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)

10 year fixed:       2.75% – .84 points (2.91% APR),       3.0% – 0 points (3.04% APR)

5/1 ARM:      3.0% – .98 points (3.2% APR),       3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.25% – .92 points (3.43% APR),        3.625% – 0 points (3.66% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:       3.625% – .82 points (4.48% APR),         3.75% – 0 points (4.45% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:        3.0% – .95 points (3.45% APR),          3.25% – 0 points (3.5% APR)

30 year fixed VA:         3.75% – 0 points (3.77% APR)

TR - September 21st, 2015

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Rates Improve / FED doesn’t raise Federal Funds Rate

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Rates go up slightly – Fed makes statement on rates September 17th

Rates go up slightly – Fed makes statement on rates September 17th

September 2015

Interest rates went up slightly last week with the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closing the week down – 28 bps.

30 year fixed rates are now available at 3.875% paying .89 points (4.05% APR), and 4.125% paying 0 points (4.14% APR). 15 year fixed rates are now available at 3.125% paying .51 point (3.22% APR), and 3.25% paying 0 points (3.28% APR). **Priced with 740+ credit score, rate and term refinance at 75% LTV**

The major news this week will still be the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) statement at 2 pm on Thursday, September 17th 2015. In a recent poll, 46% of Wall Street economists are predicting the FED to raise the Federal Funds rate. I still don’t think they will but the uncertainty of when they will is certainly taking a toll on the market.

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

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      3.875% – .89 points (4.05% APR),       4.125% – 0 points (4.14% APR)

20 year fixed:      3.625% – 1 point (3.82% APR),       3.875% – 0 points (3.9% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.125% – .51 points (3.22% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)

10 year fixed:       2.75% – 1 point (2.95% APR),        3.0% – 0 points (3.04% APR)

5/1 ARM:       3.0% – .94 points (3.18% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.25% – .89 points (3.42% APR),       3.625% – 0 points (3.66% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:       3.625% – .97 points (4.51% APR),         3.75% – 0 points (4.55% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:         3.0% – 1 point (3.5% APR),          3.375% – 0 points (3.67% APR)

30 year fixed VA:        3.75% – 0 points (3.79% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - September 14th, 2015

 

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Rates go up slightly – Fed makes statement on rates September 17th

Mortgage Interest Rates Hit 2 Week Lows

Mortgage Interest Rates Hit 2 Week Lows

September 24th, 2014

Mortgage interest rate pricing is a fickle market to follow. Last week, mortgage interest rate pricing had moved higher – pushing mortgage interest rates to some of their highest levels in close to 4 months. The rates pricing wasn’t that much higher, but since interest rate pricing has stayed in a narrow range for most of 2014 – it was some of the highest pricing we have seen in a while.

On Wednesday, the FOMC statement came and went with no real surprise news. The FED will continue to tighten their monetary policy and will eventually raise the Federal Funds rate – but without an exact date mentioned.

Because many expected an announced date to raise the Federal Funds rate, interest rate pricing has gradually improved since Wednesday. In fact, interest rates have improved 4 days straight going into Wednesday and are at their lowest levels in 2 weeks.

30 Year Fixed rates have moved to a level where 4.125% is only costing a portion of a point. All the other Conforming, FHA and VA pricing options have improved as well. Now could be a good time to lock in as rates will usually rebound the other way after multiple day improvement.

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BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM at 3.0% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       4.125% – .16 points (4.157% APR),        4.25% – 0 points (4.28% APR)

20 year fixed:       3.875% – .54 points (3.99% APR),        4.125% – 0 points (4.15% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.25% – .67 points (3.37% APR),         3.5% – 0 points (3.54% APR)

10 year fixed:        3.125% – .45 points (3.21% APR),         3.25% – 0 points (3.3% APR)

5/1 ARM:        2.75% – .82 point (2.92% APR),         3% – 0 points (3.05% APR)

7/1 ARM:        3% – .95 points (3.19% APR),         3.25% – 0 points (3.3% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.625% – .84 points (4.64% APR),         3.75% – 0 points (4.75% APR)

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

30 year fixed VA:          3.75% – .35 points (3.81% APR),           3.875% – 0 points (3.91% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - September 15th, 2014

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Mortgage Rates Hit 2 week Lows

RATES MOVE SLIGHTLY HIGHER / 30 YEAR FIXED STILL AT 4.125%

RATES MOVE SLIGHTLY HIGHER   /    30 YEAR FIXED STILL AT 4.125%

June 16th, 2014

Interest rates moved higher over the past 2 weeks with the MBS market closing -55 bps the week before last, and -13 bps last week.
The rate market has gained some ground over the past 4 days though, pulling 30 year fixed rates back into 4.125% territory after being at 4.25% for the majority of the past 2 weeks.

Interest rates are still benefiting from the continued concern of military action across the globe – especially with Iraq heating up.

This week the FED meets with a statement on Wednesday. The market expects the FED to lower their bond purchasing by another 10 billion. This is par for the course due to their last few meetings and is priced into the market already. The FED will also release their quarterly forecast for inflation and GDP.

Overall, interest rates are staying relatively stable and I don’t see any major changes to interest rate pricing this week.

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BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

20 Year Fixed at 4.125% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM at 3.25% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.125% – 1 point (4.325% APR),      4.375% – 0 points (4.39% APR)

20 year fixed:      4% – .7 points (4.14% APR),       4.125% – 0 points (4.16% APR)

15 year fixed:      3.375% – .52 points (3.48% APR),       3.5% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

10 year fixed:       3% – 1 point (3.2% APR),       3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

5/1 ARM:       2.875% – .93 points (3.06% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.3% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.25% – .96 points (3.45% APR),       3.625% – 0 points (3.67% APR)

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

15 year fixed FHA:       3.125% – 1 point (3.625% APR),       3.25% – 0 points (3.58% APR)

30 year fixed VA:             3.75% – .25 points (3.81% APR), 3.875% – 0 points (3.92% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - June 16th, 2014

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RATES MOVE SLIGHTLY HIGHER   /    30 YEAR FIXED STILL AT 4.125%

 

RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY.

April 28th, 2014

Interest rates improved or stayed the same every day last week. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closed the week trading up + 58 bps.

The primary reason for interest rate improvement is renewed concerns regarding Ukraine/Russia and a slumping stock market. The week before last, rates went up due to reports of a peace agreement between Ukraine and Russia. Last week, the exact opposite happened. It’s fair to say that continued developments in the Ukraine/Russia conflict are having a major effect on interest rate pricing and will likely continue to do so until the conflict is over.

This week, the FED will be releasing a statement on Wednesday after their meetings. It is expected that the FED will taper their bond purchasing program another 10 billion at the meeting.

Because of further tapering, I think that interest rates will trend higher after Wednesday this week unless there is a major breakthrough in peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.

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

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.375% paying 0 points

20 Year Fixed at 4.125% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.25% – .67 points (4.38% APR),       4.375% – 0 points (4.42% APR)

20 year fixed:     4% – .86 points (4.17% APR),     4.19% – 0 points (4.28% APR)

15 year fixed:     3.375% – .56 points (3.485% APR),      3.5% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

10 year fixed:      3% – .81 points (3.16% APR),       3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)

5/1 ARM:      2.875% – .58 points (2.99% APR),       3.125% – 0 points (3.17% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.25% – .99 points (3.45% APR),       3.5% – 0 points (3.53% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:       3.75% – .93 points (4.35% APR),      4% – 0 points (4.6% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:      3.25% – .32 points (3.61% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.7% APR)

30 year fixed VA:       3.75% – .67 points (3.89% APR),      4% – 0 points (4.07% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - April 28th 2014 (3)

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RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY.

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

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

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 

Fannie_Mae_LLPA

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

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

Today's Interest Rates - December 16th, 2013

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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

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