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

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)

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MORTGAGE RATES RECOVER AFTER JOBS REPORT

MORTGAGE RATES MOVE HIGHER – JULY INTEREST RATE SPECIAL

MORTGAGE RATES MOVE HIGHER – JULY INTEREST RATE SPECIAL

July 7th, 2014

I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July Holiday weekend.

Interest rates went up last week with signals that we could have a higher than anticipated jobs report on Thursday. The June employment report confirmed this thinking with Non Farm job creation coming in at 288,000 over an estimated 212,000.

Luckily, the markets had already moved higher before Thursday – thus when the actual report was released we didn’t see a ton of movement higher as it was already reflected in the market.

On the week – the Mortgage Backed Security market (MBS) closed down – 65 basis points pushing rates higher than the previous week.

In an effort to have a great July volume month – my company is offering a July interest rate special. Below are the discounts that are reflected in my rate pricing today. This special has limited the movement up of our rate sheet and in some cases improved rate pricing even though the market is moving higher.

IN THE INTEREST OF HAVING A HUGE JULY, MANAGEMENT JUST LOWERED OUR RATES:

1. Conventional (50 bps)
2. High Balance Conforming (37.5bps)
3. FHA/FHA High Balance and VA/VA High Balance rates reduced by (100 bps)
4. Jumbo (25bps)

Please contact me if you would like to take advantage of the July interest rate special as it can end at any time.

Have a great week!!

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Below are today’s interest rates – have a wonderful week and a fantastic Independence Day!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% paying 0 points

10 Year Fixed at 3.25% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.125% – .77 points (4.275% APR),      4.25% – 0 points (4.29% APR)

20 year fixed:      4% – .54 points (4.11% APR),       4.125% – 0 points (4.16% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.25% – .79 points (3.41% APR),       3.375% – 0 points (3.41% APR)

10 year fixed:      3% – .95 points (3.19% APR),      3.25% – 0 points (3.29% APR)

5/1 ARM:      2.875% – .93 points (3.07% APR),       3.125% – 0 points (3.13% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.25% – .85 points (3.42% APR),        3.5% – 0 points (3.54% APR)

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

15 year fixed FHA:        3.25% – 0 points (3.59% APR)

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

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MORTGAGE RATES MOVE HIGHER – JULY INTEREST RATE SPECIAL

INTEREST RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – CLOSE TO LOWEST LEVELS OF 2014

INTEREST RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – CLOSE TO LOWEST LEVELS OF 2014

April 14th, 2014

Interest rates continued their hot streak that started last week with the March employment report. Stocks continue to trade down which is helping drive money to the Bond market and the Mortgage Backed Security Market (MBS).

The MBS market has traded up 6 of the past 7 days and the one day that it didn’t trade up, it traded even.  The MBS market closed last week up + 47 bps.

Interest rates are now at their lowest levels in a month and close to their lowest levels of 2014.

30 year fixed rates at 4.25% are now available paying .32 points, and a 4.375% is available with 0 points. A well qualified customer can get a 15 year fixed rate at 3.25% for .81 points, and 3.5% with 0 points.

Monday could be very telling. Usually rates don’t move one way for too long. Interest rate pricing has improved for 6 straight days. We are bound to have a rebound day soon.

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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% with 0 points

20 Year Fixed at 4.125% with 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

**APR’s listed in rate sheet illustration**

30 year fixed:     4.25% – .31 points,       4.375% – 0 points

20 year fixed:      4% – .38 points,        4.125% – 0 points

15 year fixed:       3.25% – .81 points,      3.5% – 0 points

10 year fixed:      2.875% – .83 points,      3.125% – 0 points

5/1 ARM:      2.625% – .86 points,      2.875% – 0 points

7/1 ARM:      3% – .99 points,       3.25% – 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .37 points,      3.875% – 0 points

15 year fixed FHA:      3.125% – .67 points,      3.25% – 0 points

30 year fixed VA:      3.75% – .12 points,        3.875% – 0 points

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INTEREST RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – CLOSE TO LOWEST LEVELS OF 2014

INTEREST RATE PRICING STAYS IN NARROW RANGE

INTEREST RATE PRICING STAYS IN NARROW RANGE

February 10th, 2014

Interest rate pricing was all over the place last week.  On Monday, interest rates hit their lowest levels in about 3 months.  Interest rates went higher the rest of the week until the January employment report was released on Friday.  For the third month straight, job creation was lower than forecasts.  This would normally cause a big movement for better interest rates but the improvement wasn’t as much as expected.

Overall on the week, the Mortgage Backed Security market traded lower – 6 bps.  When the dust settled, interest rate pricing remained in a narrow range and mortgage interest rates are basically where they were at the beginning of last Monday.

In 2014, interest rates have fallen at some of the fastest levels in the past 2 years.  The main reason is usually interest rate pricing fluctuates more going up and down, but interest rates have improved for 5 week straight weeks before last week. 

There is some concern that the lower trend has come to an end with the market not moving as much as expected with a poor employment report.  It’s tough to call right now, but I see interest rates remaining fairly stable for the time being.  There is still a limit to how much interest rates can really improve with the FED tapering.  The interest rates in the low 3%’s won’t be back, but you could see interest rates going a little bit lower than today’s levels.   

This week Janet Yellen will make her first testimony to Congress.  Not much new information is expected to be deemed from this testimony, but it will be her first time before Congress as the new FED Cheif.

Have a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

15 Year Fixed at 3.5% with 0 points

7/1 ARM at 3.375% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – .8 points,     4.5% – 0 points,     4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4% – 1 point,     4.25% – 0 points,     4.375%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.375% – .38 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3% – .66 points,     3.25% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.75% – 1 point,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.125% – .88 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .6 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% – .42 points,    3.875% – 0 points,      4.125% – $0 costs

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INTEREST RATE PRICING STAYS IN NARROW RANGE

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

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!!

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The program works as follows:

96.5% LTV 1st FHA Mortgage
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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.

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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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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

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