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

Today's Interest Rates - January 13th, 2014

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INTEREST RATES DROP TO 1 MONTH LOWS

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES / NEW .5% DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES / NEW .5% DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM

January 6th, 2014

New Year

I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Years!!

Interest rates didn’t move much last week with the majority of traders on vacation. The MBS market closed + 18 bps, so mortgage pricing improved slightly.

On Friday, the December employment report will be released. More positive gains in employment will result in rates continuing their march higher.

My recommendation is still to lock as rates will likely continue to rise.

Have a great week!!

.5% DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM – AVAILABLE NOW!!

This new program helps potential borrowers qualify for a new purchase home loan with as little as a .5% down payment.

The program works as follows:

96.5% LTV 1st FHA Mortgage
3% LTV 15 Year Fixed 2nd Mortgage

This is a great product for those borrowers that have decent credit and income, but don’t have the funds or gifts available for a 3.5% or 5% down payment.

Please call me for details or if I can help any of your clients with this new product.

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BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

5/1 ARM at 3.25% with 0 points
10 Year Fixed at 3.5% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.5% – 1 point,      4.625% – 0 points,      4.75% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:      4.25% – .6 points,      4.375% – 0 points,       4.625% – $0 costs

15 year fixed:      3.5% – .99 points,      3.75% – 0 points,      3.875% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:      3.25% – .83 point,      3.5% – 0 points,      3.625% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:     3% – .7 points,      3.25% – 0 points,      3.625% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:      3.375% – .96 points,      3.625% – 0 points,      3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:      4% – .92 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:      3.375% – .84 points,      3.625% – 0 points     3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:      4.125% – .87s point,       4.25% – $0 costs

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TODAY’S INTEREST RATES      /       NEW .5% DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM

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

INTEREST RATES TRENDING UP / MONDAY IS LAST DAY FOR HOLIDAY RATE SPECIAL

INTEREST RATES TRENDING UP  /  MONDAY IS LAST DAY FOR HOLIDAY RATE SPECIAL

December 2nd, 2013

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!  Interest rates rose for the second straight week with the Mortgage Backed Security market closing down – 39 bps.

The MBS market is currently down almost -70 bps over the past 2 weeks and interest rates are around 2 month highs.  Still they are fluctuating in the same range they have for most of the past 5 months with 30 year fixed rates in the 4.125% – 4.375% range.

Over the long term, rates have been very stable and they will likely stay in a tight range unless something happens with the FED and their bond purchasing stimulus.

The FED meets again this month, but most don’t expect the FED to taper their stimulus until 2014.

HOLIDAY INTEREST RATE SPECIAL

My Holiday interest rate special ends at 4 pm Pacific on Monday.  In order to get the discount, I must approve loan and order appraisal by that time. 

The discount is:

.5 points off all CONFORMING, FHA, and VA loans.

.25 points of all HIGH BALANCE CONFORMING LOANS

The pricing below includes the discount, but all pricing will move up after Monday.  Please contact me on Monday if you would like to lock in before this special ends.

Last Day of SaleBEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

20 Year Fixed at 4.125% with 0 points

7/1 ARM at 3.25% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – .69 points,     4.5% – 0 points,     4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4% – .812 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.375%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.375% – .34 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3% – .684 point,     3.25% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.5% – .98 points,     2.875% – 0 points,     3.125% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3% – .75 points,     3.25% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .25 points,     3.875% – 0 points,     4.125% – $0 costs

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

30 year fixed VA:     3.75% – .83 points,    4% – 0 points,    4.25% – $0 costs

 

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MORTGAGE RATES IMPROVE – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.875%

MORTGAGE RATES IMPROVE – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.875%

April 2nd, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading (+ 31 bps.)

Mortgage rates saw some nice improvement this week. This was the improvement I expected last week, but better late than never.

I still maintain rates have seen their lows and will not reach them again unless there is a major economic blow. I see rates staying relatively stable for the foreseeable future.

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.875% paying .99 points, 4% paying 0 points
20 year fixed: 3.75% paying 1 point, 3.99% paying 0 points
15 year fixed: 3.125% paying 1 point, 3.375% paying 0 points
5/1 ARM: 2.625% paying .8 points, 3.375% paying 0 points
7/1 ARM: 3% paying .86 points, 3.375% paying 0 points
30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.125% paying .8 points, 4.5% 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

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TODAY’S MORTGAGE RATES – MORTGAGE RATES IMPROVE / 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.875%

TODAY’S MORTGAGE RATES – MARCH 26th, 2012

MORTGAGE RATES END THE WEEK SLIGHTLY LOWER

March 26th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading even (-0 bps).  

Mortgage rates slightly lowered on a couple of products, but most loan options stayed the same. 

I thought we would see more of a correction in the market with the large rise in rates last week.  I still think rates may drop a little this week, but don’t see a significant change. 

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.99% paying .7 points, 4.25% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.875% paying .5 points, 3.99% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 3.25% paying .8 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.625% paying .9 points, 3.375% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 3.125% paying .8 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4.25% paying .9 points, 4.5% 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

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TODAY’S MORTGAGE RATES – MARCH 26th, 2012

HARP 2.0 GUIDELINES

HARP 2.0 GUIDELINES:

March 22nd, 2012

Below are my official guidelines for HARP 2.0 Lending.  Not every lender has the same guidelines, so just because you don’t qualify with one does not mean you do not qualify with another.

Remember that you can not qualify for a HARP loan without your loan being backed by FANNIE MAE or FREDDIE MAC, and you must have taken the loan out before May of 2009 – no exceptions.  To find out if you are backed by FANNIE MAE or FREDDIE MAC, please follow the links below the guidelines.

HARP 2.0 GUIDELINES:  
FANNIE MAE DU REFI PLUS II
OCCUPANCY MAX LTV MAX CLTV w/2nd
PRIMARY 150% Unlimited
SECOND 125% 125%
INVESTMENT 105% 105%
 
FREDDIE MAC RELIEF OPEN ACCESS II
OCCUPANCY MAX LTV MAX CLTV w/2nd
PRIMARY 105% Unlimited
SECOND 105% Unlimited
INVESTMENT 105% Unlimited
* If loan is serviced by Flagstar – We can loan 125% LTV/CLTV on all occupancies

FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC LOOK UP: 

FANNIE MAE: http://www.fanniemae.com/loanlookup/

or

FREDDIE MAC: https://ww3.freddiemac.com/corporate/

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