WEEKLY RATE – Interest Rates Trending Up Going into 2016

WEEKLY RATE – Interest Rates Trending Up Going into 2016

December 2015

After some improvement in mortgage rates after the FED announcement, rates have begun to trend up.

The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closed last week down – 24 bps and is trading down -18 bps this week.

Currently interest rate pricing is close to the highest levels since July of 2015 and most analysts believe mortgage interest rates will rise in 2016.

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

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.125% – .73 points (4.27% APR),       4.25% – 0 points (4.29% APR)
20 year fixed:       4.0% – .46 points (4.1 % APR),       4.125% – 0 points (4.16% APR)
15 year fixed:       3.375 % – .84 points (3.54% APR),        3.625% – 0 points (3.67% APR)
10 year fixed:       3.25% – .93 points (3.43% APR),        3.5% – 0 points (3.52% APR)
5/1 ARM:       3.5% – 1 point (3.7% APR),        4.125% – 0 points (4.17% APR)
7/1 ARM:       3.625% – .99 points (3.83% APR),        4.125% – 0 points (4.15% APR)
30 year fixed FHA:       3.75% – .48 points (4.54% APR),        3.875% – 0 points (4.57% APR)
15 year fixed FHA:       3.375% – .7 points (3.81% APR),       3.625% – 0 points (3.82% APR)
30 year fixed VA:       3.75% – .73 points (3.89% APR),       4.0% – 0 points (4.04% APR)

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WEEKLY RATE – Interest Rates Trending Up Going into 2016

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)

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RATES MOVE SIDEWAYS     /    VOLATILITY AHEAD

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

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

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

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

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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

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

INTEREST RATES SHOW IMPROVEMENT – FHA LOWERS WAITING PERIOD AFTER FORECLOSURE, BK, AND SHORT SALE

INTEREST RATES SHOW IMPROVEMENT   –    FHA LOWERS WAITING PERIOD AFTER FORECLOSURE, BK, AND SHORT SALE

August 26th, 2013

After starting last week rising quickly, interest rates rebounded near the end of the week.  The Mortgage Backed Security market closed the week trading up + 28 bps, and also closed Monday up + 30 bps.

This market is very interesting because negative economic reports are taken as possibilities that the FED will take longer to slow the stimulus.  Everything is related to the FED and will be until a taper actually happens. 

The last few economic reports came in weaker than expected, causing some to believe that the FED will take longer to taper the stimulus because the economic growth targets are not there yet.  One of the most notable reports came out on Friday – showing new home sales down over 13% from June – showing in very real terms that the higher rates are starting to affect the economy. 

Can the economy hit projected growth goals with interest rates over 1.25% higher than the end of April?  We are starting to see that this is could really be an issue, with the higher rates lowering potential home owner’s buying power, and making it hard for potential borrowers to lower their payment on a refinance.  I think we may see some short term rate improvement as most of the economic reports have been lower than expectations.  Even with rate improvement, there is only so much rates can go down unless the FED decides not to taper.

FHA LOWERS SEASONING REQUIREMENT TO 12 MONTHS ON FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCIES, AND SHORT SALES

Huge news from FHA last week, with FHA releasing new guidelines allowing potential borrowers to qualify for a FHA loan only 12 months after a foreclosure, bankruptcy, or a short sale.

This is welcome news in the lending community, with many capable borrowers having to wait out periods after economic events such as these.  Foreclosures and short sales are especially common in areas hit the hardest by home values dropping far below the amount of the mortgages borrowers financed on the properties. 

These new guidelines should bring more homeowner’s into the buying pool again, instead of waiting on the sidelines.  Hopefully Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac will follow suit.

Make it a great week!! 

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:             

10 Year Fixed at 3.625% with $0 costs

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.5% – .51 points,     4.625% – 0 points,     4.75% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4.25% – .6 points,     4.5% – 0 points,     4.625%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.5% – .65 points,     3.75% – 0 points,     3.875% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3.375% – .53 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   3.125% – .99 points,     3.75% – 0 points

7/1 ARM:    3.875% – .88 points,     4.625% – 0 points

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

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – .87 points,     3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     4.25% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - August 26th, 2013

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INTEREST RATES CONTINUE UPWARD TREND

INTEREST RATES CONTINUE UPWARD TREND

May 19th, 2013

The Mortgage Backed Security market closed last week trading down -59 bps.  Interest rates continued to rapidly move higher after hitting their 2013 lows just over 2 weeks ago. 

The MBS market now has a lower 20 day and 40 day average than it’s 100 day average.  The stock market’s key indexes keep going higher even though economic reports aren’t showing much economic improvement.  Japan’s plan to weaken it’s currency is also working against the US Bond market. 

The simple truth is there is just not a lot of appetite for mortgage backed securities and we could continue to see more sell off with investors cutting their losses. 

Even though fixed rates have moved higher, ARM loans don’t follow the market trends as much as fixed loans.  You can still get a great ARM rate in the low to mid 2%’s if you are comfortable with a rate that is fixed for 5,7, or 10 years.

This week, Ben Bernanke will be testifying at the Joint Economic Committee and the FED minutes will be released on Wednesday.  Both events usually trigger movement in the interest rate markets.  The markets will likely slow down near the end of the week due to Memorial Day weekend.

Have a great Memorial Day and make it a great week!!       

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

5/1 ARM at 2.5% paying 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     3.5% paying 1 point,     3.75% paying 0 points,     3.875% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   3.5% paying .34 points,     3.625% paying 0 points,     3.75%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   2.625% paying .95 points,     2.875% paying 0 points,     3% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.25% paying .62 points,     2.5% paying 0 points,     2.75% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    2.5% paying .65 points,     2.75% paying 0 points,     3%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:    3.75% paying .70 points;     4% paying 0 points,     4.25% – $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% paying 0 points,     3.25% – $0 costs

TR - 5-20-2013

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INTEREST RATES CONTINUE UPWARD TREND

BANKS ACCEPTING MORE SHORT SALES IN MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA

BANKS ACCEPTING MORE DISTRESSED SALES IN MARICOPA COUNTY

March 2nd, 2012

When the housing bubble first burst in Arizona, most banks were taking back delinquent properties versus working with home owner’s to sell their property at a loss. 

Recent statistics show that banks are more and more likely to accept a short sale or sell the home at an investor auction versus taking back a delinquent home.  This is encouraging for homeowners exploring a short sale, as data suggests that there is a higher likelihood of a short sale going through.   

There are many benefits to a short sale – the most important one being that most short sales include a clause where the homeowner is no longer responsible to repay the bank.  When a home is foreclosed upon and taken back, the bank can come after you for a numbers years if they should choose to do so.

STATISTICS FOR DISTRESSED SALES AND TAKE BACKS IN MARICOPA COUNTY:

In 2011, There were 62,156 distressed title transfers

34,634 were short sales or investor sales   /   27,522 were properties taken back.

In 2010, There were 67,208 distressed title transfers

28,490 were short sales or investor sales   /   38,718 were properties taken back by the bank.

In 2009, There were 60,682 distressed title transfers

20,065 were short sales or investor sales   /   40,797 were properties taken back by the bank.

As more and more banks are willing to accept short sales, delinquent homeowners should attempt to work on a short sale versus giving the property back.  In most cases, a homeowner will get a check for closing a short sale and they do not have to worry about the bank coming after them in the future for losses incurred.

*data obtained from Fletcher Wilcox at Grand Canyon Title Agency.

BANKS ACCEPTING MORE SHORT SALES IN MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA