Rates neutral after FED Announcement / Employment Report on Friday

Rates neutral after FED Announcement / Employment Report on Friday

September 2015

Interest rates haven’t moved much since the FED announcement to not raise the Federal Funds rate last Thursday. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market traded down – 25 bps last week. This correction was somewhat expected after the MBS market went up so much after the FED announcement.

Interest rate pricing is still very close to their lowest levels in 4 months with the MBS market trading up + 16 bps so far on Monday.

Today the NY Fed President Bill Dudley spoke and stated that the FED will likely raise the Federal Funds rate by the end of the year. This week is employment week with the September Non Farm Payroll report due out on Friday. That report is always a big one and could cause rate volatility up or down depending on how the numbers compare to forecasts.

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

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       3.875% – .60 points (3.99% APR),       3.99% – 0 points (4.04% APR)
20 year fixed:       3.625% – .72 points (3.76% APR),       3.75% – 0 points (3.79% APR)
15 year fixed:       2.99% – 1 point (3.19% APR),       3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)
10 year fixed:       2.75% – .88 points (2.92% 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% – .85 points (3.42% APR),         3.625% – 0 points (3.66% APR)
30 year fixed FHA:        3.625% – .84 points (4.49% APR),         3.75% – 0 points (4.45% APR)
15 year fixed FHA:        3.125% – .57 points (3.53% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.67% APR)
30 year fixed VA:        3.75% – 0 points (3.77% APR)

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Rates neutral after FED Announcement / Employment Report on Friday

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

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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TODAY’S MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 4.125%

TODAY’S MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 4.125%

July 21st, 2014

Interest Rate pricing moved up on my rate sheets this week even though the MBS market closed + 2 bps. Every day the MBS market closed down except Thursday, when markets reacted to the reports of a civilian plane being shot down in the Ukraine.

As has been the case for much of the past year – interest rates are staying in the same range and I expect that to continue for now. I don’t see the events in Ukraine and the Gaza strip having a huge effect on interest rates unless a conflict erupts with Russia or the Israel conflict brings in other countries from the region.

30 Year Fixed rates are now starting at 4.125% with 15 year fixed rates starting at 3.25%.

Next week many firms will be reporting their 2nd quarter earnings. June existing and new home sales reports will be released. After the dust settles, I see rates remaining in the same range at the end of next week.

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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 3.625% with $0 costs

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       4.125% – .55 points (4.235% APR),       4.25% – 0 points (4.3% APR)

20 year fixed:       3.875% – .52 points (3.98% APR),        4.125% – 0 points (4.17% APR)

15 year fixed:        3.25% – .8 points (3.41% APR),        3.5% – 0 points (3.53% APR)

10 year fixed:        3% – 1 point (3.2% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.29% APR)

5/1 ARM:        2.875% – .73 points (3.04% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.13% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.125% – 1 point (3.325% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.625% – .75 points (4.69% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (4.75% APR),

15 year fixed FHA:        3% – .83 points (3.46% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

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

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

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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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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HOME VALUES RISING ACROSS MARICOPA COUNTY

HOME VALUES RISING ACROSS MARICOPA COUNTY:

May 2nd, 2012

Statistics continue to show that home values are starting to recover across Phoenix and Maricopa County.

Low inventory and high demand are pushing up values.  Many buyers are finding the need to put in offers quickly, as a home can have multiple offers the first day on the market.  This is also creating higher value offers, as a buyer would like to distinguish their offer from the others.  Offers over listing price are not uncommon.   

It may be a more difficult process finding a home in this market, but rates are great, and values trending up will only help our market in the future.

In comparing March of 2012 versus March of 2011, the value per square foot in Maricopa County went up 15%!!

We are also seeing less and less bank owned sales, which are typically for lower prices as the bank would like to get the property off their books. 

Lender owned sales are down 53% from March of 2011 to March of 2012.

Short Sales are up 51%.

Even though short sales are up, the total amount of distressed property sales are down 42%.  And the total amount of non distressed sales are up 32%.

This combination of low inventory, high demand, and less distressed property sales are pushing values back up in Maricopa County.

Home Values Rising Across Maricopa County.

HARP 2.0 – IS IT FINALLY HERE?

HARP 2.0 – IS IT FINALLY HERE?

In November 2011, President Obama announced the existence of a HARP 2.0 product that was going to help more and more underwater home owners refinance into a lower interest rate loan. 

The release date was supposed to be in December 2011, but unfortunately no lenders would offer it.  Finally lenders will start offering this product..  I can offer Freddie Mac Harp 2.0 loans on Monday March 12th, and Fannie Mae Harp 2.0 loans on Monday, March 19th.  Here are the main details of HARP 2.0: 

HARP 2.0:

1.)  You must be in a FANNIE MAE or FREDDIE MAC loan taken out before May of 2009.  You can check if you are here:

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

or

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

2.)  The LTV allowable was originally announced as unlimited, but it appears lenders are afraid to offer that at this point.  I don’t have all the details yet, but I think the Loan to Value limit will either be 150% or 125%, and unlimited combined loan to value when subordinating a second.  HARP 2.0 is only for 1st Mortgages. 

3.)  Most HARP 2.0 loans will not need an appraisal.

4.)  Allows 1 30 day late in the past 12 months – as long as it is not within the most recent 6 months.

5.)  Before, you had to have the same occupancy as when you took out the original loan.  This has now been lifted.  For example, you could not complete a HARP loan on an original primary residence that is now a rental.  Now you can.

6.)  Fannie Mae is removing the waiting periods for short sales and foreclosures for this product.

This program will help the underwater homeowners that have stayed in their home and maintained their payment, to lower their interest rate to the current market levels.  This is a great product, and I think this is a step in the right direction for our industry.

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HARP 2.0 – Is it Finally Here?