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Rates Move Up Slightly from Prior Weeks 5 Month Lows

Rates Move Up Slightly from Prior Weeks 5 Month Lows

October 2015

As is normal with interest rates, once rate pricing moves one way for an extended period of time, we will see a correction back. Rates hit 5 month lows on Friday October 2nd, but since then have steadily moved a little higher almost every day. The Mortgage Backed Security market closed 4 of the 5 days last week down, closing the week trading down – 34 bps.

Interest rate pricing is still very good, but is about .5 pts higher in pricing at the same rate then the prior week.

Not a ton of new data out this week so I expect interest rates to remain relatively stable barring an unforeseen event.

TRID mortgage regulations are now in place. Gone are the GFE and the HUD and now we have the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure. The new documents are meant to make it easier for a borrower to understand their loan. Borrowers now also have a 3 day period to review loan documents before they are legally allowed to sign.

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

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      3.75% – 1 point (3.95% APR),       3.99% – 0 points (4.02% APR)
20 year fixed:       3.625% – .53 points (3.73% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (3.78% APR)
15 year fixed:        2.99% – .8 point (3.16% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)
10 year fixed:       2.75% – .76 points (2.9% APR),        3.0% – 0 points (3.02% APR)
5/1 ARM:       3.0% – .94 points (3.19% APR),       3.5% – 0 points (3.52% APR)
7/1 ARM:       3.25% – .88 points (3.41% APR),        3.625% – 0 points (3.67% APR)
30 year fixed FHA:       3.625% – .62 points (4.49% APR),       3.75% – 0 points (4.45% APR)
15 year fixed FHA:       3.0% – .78 points (3.46% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)
30 year fixed VA:      3.625% – .8 points (3.78% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (3.78% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - October 13th, 2015
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Rates Move Up Slightly from Prior Weeks 5 Month Lows

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WEEKLY RATE – Rates Improve to Lowest Levels in 5 Months

Rates Improve to Lowest Levels in 5 Months

October 2015

Interest rates had a great week last week with the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closing up every single day and closing the week up + 81 bps. With the improvement, interest rates are at their lowest levels in 5 months.

The week was highlighted by the September Non Farm Payroll report which came in well below expectations. Market analysts predicted job creation of 203k, but numbers were much lower at 142k. Job numbers were also adjusted down in July and August. Great news for interest rates, not great news for the economy.

On Monday, the TRID regulations finally go into effect which will affect the mortgage process with all lenders in the country. The main change is that the GFE and HUD settlement statement will be replaced by a different form highlighting rate, payment and costs. The new regulations also give a borrower 3 days to review the closing docs before signing. This will make the loan process a bit longer, but overall I feel the changes are good for the industry.

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

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      3.75% – .5 points (3.85% APR),       3.875% – 0 points (3.9% APR)
20 year fixed:      3.5% – .76 points (3.65% APR),       3.625% – 0 points (3.66% APR)
15 year fixed:       2.875% – 1 point (3.07% APR),        3.125% – 0 points (3.16% APR)
10 year fixed:       2.75% – .34 points (2.81% APR),        2.875% – 0 points (2.9% APR)
5/1 ARM:       2.75% – 1 point (2.95% APR),        3.125% – 0 points (3.17% APR)
7/1 ARM:        3.0% – .93 points (3.18% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)
30 year fixed FHA:       3.5% – .54 points (4.3% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (4.45% APR)
15 year fixed FHA:       2.875% – 1 point (3.37% APR),       3.125% – 0 points (3.42% APR)
30 year fixed VA:       3.5% – .79 points (3.66% APR),       3.75% – 0 points (3.75% APR)

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Rates Improve to Lowest levels in 5 months

Today’s Rates – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75%

Today’s Rates – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75%

December 8th, 2014

Interest rates are improving today – as of 12 pm Pacific – the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market is trading up + 35 bps.

This is welcome news after interest rates went higher 4 of 5 days last week. The MBS market closed down – 67 bps last week. The week was capped by a stronger than expected November employment report where non-farm payroll job creation rose 321,000 compared to estimates of 230,000.

Most US economic reports have been positive recently – but rates have held up remarkably well due to economic weakness in other parts of the world. Although the FED’s Quantitative Easing program is coming to an end, many expect the European Central Bank (ECB) to initiate an asset purchase program which would be beneficial for interest rates.

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

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4% paying 0 points

15 Year Fixed at 3.375% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      3.75% – 1 point (3.95% APR),       4% – 0 points (4.04% APR)

20 year fixed:      3.625% – .75 points (3.75% APR),        3.75% – 0 points (3.79% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.125% – .5 points (3.175% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

10 year fixed:        2.875% – .75 points (3.03% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.17% APR)

5/1 ARM:        2.875% – 1 point (3.175% APR),         3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)

7/1 ARM:        3.125% – .875 points (3.3% APR),         3.375% – 0 points (3.39% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.375% – .875 points (4.55% APR),          3.625% – 0 points (4.625% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:        2.875% – 1 point (3.375% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.425% APR)

30 year fixed VA:       3.5% – .5 points (3.6% APR),         3.625% – 0 points (3.67% APR)

Today's Interest Rates -December 8th, 2014

 

Today’s Rates  – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75%

LOCK IN AT THE LOWEST RATES SINCE JUNE OF 2013

Lock in at the Lowest Rates since June of 2013

October 14th, 2014

Interest rates continued their strong move lower last week and this Tuesday – dropping approximately .25% over the past 6 days.
The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closed last week trading up + 84 bps, and Tuesday trading up + 38 bps – pushing interest rates to the lowest levels we have seen since June of 2013.

Interest rates had been gradually improving and then we saw big movements lower in the past week and a half.  Typically when rates go one way for an extended period of time – they will eventually get a strong correction the other way.

My recommendation is to lock in now. You will be locking in at the lowest rates in 1 year and 3 months – not bad.

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

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4% paying 0 points

15 Year Fixed at 3.25% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       3.875% – 1 point (4.075% APR),        4% – 0 points (4.09% APR)

20 year fixed:       3.625% – .62 points (3.74% APR),        3.875% – 0 points (3.9% APR)

15 year fixed:        3% – .875 points (3.17% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.29% APR)

10 year fixed:        2.75% – .875 points (2.92% APR),        3% – 0 points (3.05% APR)

5/1 ARM:        2.625% – .87 point (2.77% APR),         3% – 0 points (3.05% APR)

7/1 ARM:        2.875% – 1 point (3.07% APR),        3.125% – 0 points (3.16% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.375% – .5 points (4.42% APR),         3.5% – 0 points (4.55% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:        2.875% – .625 points (3.29% APR),          3% – 0 points (3.3% APR)

30 year fixed VA:         3.375% – .75 points (3.52% APR),         3.625% – 0 points (3.68% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - October 14th, 2014

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Lock in at the Lowest Rates since June of 2013

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

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

 

Today's Interest Rates - December 2nd, 2013

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

OCTOBER EMPLOYMENT REPORT CAUSES SHARP RISE IN INTEREST RATES

OCTOBER EMPLOYMENT REPORT CAUSES SHARP RISE IN INTEREST RATES

November 11th, 2013

Happy Veteran’s Day!!  Thank you to all of our men and women who have served in the Military.

Mortgages rates ended the week sharply higher with the release of the October employment report on Friday.  Non Farm job creation crushed expectations causing a sell-off in the Mortgage Backed Security market of over 100 bps.

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Positive economic news from the employment report, US 3rd quarter GDP, and ISM manufacturing is causing more pricing pressure and thoughts that the FED could taper their stimulus package sooner. 

Unfortunately, the employment report usually shapes the monthly trend of interest rates.  I think rates will likely slowly rise during the month of November. 

I would recommend locking pricing if you are in the market for a mortgage.

FMAE CHANGES COMING THIS WEEKEND

Fannie Mae is implementing a new underwriting system this weekend.  The highlights of the guideline changes are:

-No more interest only loans.  I have to lock any new interest only loans by Wednesday, so if you want one – please call me asap.

-Maximum LTV going from 95% to 97%

-FMAE HARP loans no longer will require the waiting period required for Forclosures, Bankruptcies and Short sales

Make it a great week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

20 Year Fixed 4.25% with 0 points

7/1 ARM at 3.375% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – 1 point,     4.5% – 0 points,     4.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4.125% – .83 points,     4.25% – 0 points,     4.5%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.375% – .51 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3.125% – .83 points,     3.5% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.625% – 1 point,     3% – 0 points,     3.25% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.125% – .75 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .61 points,     4% – 0 points,     4.125% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – .10 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:     4% – .5 points,    4.25% – $0 costs

Today's Interest Rates - November 11th, 2013

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OCTOBER EMPLOYMENT REPORT CAUSES SHARP RISE IN INTEREST RATES

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

Today's Interest Rates - October 21st, 2013

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INTEREST RATES HIT 4 MONTH LOWS

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 IMPROVE .25% – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 4.375%

INTEREST RATES IMPROVE .25%  – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 4.375%

July 15th, 2013

Interest rates gained some positive momentum after the worst day for interest rates in over 10 years on Friday, July 5th.  The market is rebounding, which can often happen when rates move one way very quickly, signaling a possible overreaction by the market.

The Mortgage Backed Security market closed last week trading up + 118 bps and closed Monday, July 15th trading up + 35 bps.  Although interest rate pricing is still not at prior to 4th of July levels, interest rates improving 5 of the past 6 days is a step in a positive direction.

Last Wednesday was interesting in that we saw the release of the FED minutes from the June FOMC meeting and Ben Bernanke delivered a speech later in the day.  The FED minutes showed that about 50% of the FED wants to taper the QE stimulus in 2013.  This further confirmed the market’s belief that the FED’s asset purchasing program would soon be coming to an end.  Then later in the day, Ben Bernanke made a vague speech stating that the FED planned to keep monetary policy positive for business and that the US economy was still not where they wanted it.

Basically what we are seeing is Bernanke back tracking a bit because no one though interest rates would move up this quickly. 

On Wednesday and Thursday, Bernanke will be testifying before the House and the Senate.  Expect further volatility depending on how he answers Congress’s questions.  If he gives the impression that QE will last through the end of 2013, I would expect to see rates improve. 

Until the FED plainly states it’s direction, volatility in the market will continue to be the norm.  When the FED finally does end it’s QE stimulus, expect rates to jump quickly. 

Make it a great week!!       

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:    

5/1 ARM at 3.375% with 0 points

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.375% – 1 point,     4.625% – 0 points,     4.75% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4.125% – .81 points,     4.25% – 0 points,     4.625%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.5% – .73 points,     3.75% – 0 points,     4% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.875% – .98 points,     3.375% – 0 points

7/1 ARM:    3.25% – .96 points,     3.875% – 0 points

10/1 ARM:    4.125% – 1 point,     4.625% – 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:    3.875% – .6 points,     4% – 0 points,      4.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:    3.25% – .85 points,     3.5% – 0 points,      3.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:    4.25% – $0 costs

TR - July 15th, 2013

INTEREST RATES IMPROVE .25%  – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 4.375%

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