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)

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Lock in at the Lowest Rates since June of 2013

Mortgage Interest Rates Hit 2 Week Lows

Mortgage Interest Rates Hit 2 Week Lows

September 24th, 2014

Mortgage interest rate pricing is a fickle market to follow. Last week, mortgage interest rate pricing had moved higher – pushing mortgage interest rates to some of their highest levels in close to 4 months. The rates pricing wasn’t that much higher, but since interest rate pricing has stayed in a narrow range for most of 2014 – it was some of the highest pricing we have seen in a while.

On Wednesday, the FOMC statement came and went with no real surprise news. The FED will continue to tighten their monetary policy and will eventually raise the Federal Funds rate – but without an exact date mentioned.

Because many expected an announced date to raise the Federal Funds rate, interest rate pricing has gradually improved since Wednesday. In fact, interest rates have improved 4 days straight going into Wednesday and are at their lowest levels in 2 weeks.

30 Year Fixed rates have moved to a level where 4.125% is only costing a portion of a point. All the other Conforming, FHA and VA pricing options have improved as well. Now could be a good time to lock in as rates will usually rebound the other way after multiple day improvement.

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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

5/1 ARM at 3.0% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       4.125% – .16 points (4.157% APR),        4.25% – 0 points (4.28% APR)

20 year fixed:       3.875% – .54 points (3.99% APR),        4.125% – 0 points (4.15% APR)

15 year fixed:       3.25% – .67 points (3.37% APR),         3.5% – 0 points (3.54% APR)

10 year fixed:        3.125% – .45 points (3.21% APR),         3.25% – 0 points (3.3% APR)

5/1 ARM:        2.75% – .82 point (2.92% APR),         3% – 0 points (3.05% APR)

7/1 ARM:        3% – .95 points (3.19% APR),         3.25% – 0 points (3.3% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:        3.625% – .84 points (4.64% APR),         3.75% – 0 points (4.75% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:         3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

30 year fixed VA:          3.75% – .35 points (3.81% APR),           3.875% – 0 points (3.91% APR)

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Rates Move Up 4 of the last 5 days – FED statement on Wednesday

Rates Move Up 4 of the last 5 days – FED statement on Wednesday

September 15th, 2014

After a modest gain last Monday of + 4 bps, Interest rates went up Tuesday through Friday with the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market ending down – 71 bps on the week.

On Monday – the market closed + 15 bps, pulling up a bit higher over the 200 day average.

The big news this week is the FED meeting and subsequent Janet Yellen press conference. There is considerable belief that the FED will change the verbiage of the official policy statement – removing the notion that the FED would not hike rates for a considerable time after their asset purchasing ends.   This has caused anxiety and sell offs in the MBS market – the market most closely associated to Interest Rates.

I would highly recommend locking before Wednesday to protect yourself.

Currently rates are a bit higher but still in the general range they have maintained for most of the past year and 2 months.

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

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.375% paying 0 points

15 Year Fixed at 3.5% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:        4.25% – .42 points (4.33% APR),         4.375% – 0 points (4.39% APR)

20 year fixed:       4% – .98 points (4.2% APR),         4.125% – 0 points (4.16% APR)

15 year fixed:        3.375% – .65 points (3.5% APR),        3.5% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

10 year fixed:        3.125% – .97 points (3.28% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.41% APR)

5/1 ARM:       3% – .78 point (3.17% APR),         3.25% – 0 points (3.3% APR)

7/1 ARM:        3.25% – .68 points (3.37% APR),         3.625% – 0 points (3.7% 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% – .20 points (3.79% APR), 3.875% – 0 points (3.9% APR)

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Rates Move Up 4 of the last 5 days – FED statement on Wednesday

RATES CLOSE TO LOWEST LEVELS OF THE YEAR

RATES CLOSE TO LOWEST LEVELS OF THE YEAR

August 19th, 2014

Mortgage rates hit their lowest levels in 2 months on Friday when concern over escalation of the Ukraine/Russia conflict had investors trading for safety. The Mortgage Backed Security Market closed the day up + 26 basis points, and finished last week up + 40 bps.

As is typical in this market where much of the rate changes are in response to geopolitical headlines, the MBS market closed down – 36 bps on Monday when no military action took place in Ukraine/Russia over the weekend.

The markets will likely continue to follow this trend with rates improving when escalation of military action abroad is expected/happening and rates will go up when it appears a peaceful resolution is coming.

Although Monday took back much of the gains of last week, so far on Tuesday the MBS market is trading up + 16 bps and mortgage interest rates are still at some of the lowest levels of the year.

Janet Yellen, the FED chief, is speaking at a banker’s conference on Friday. She is expected to address Labor Markets and a possible rate increase. This is something to pay attention to as whenever the Federal Reserve Board speaks – the market listens and it can move interest rate pricing in a hurry.

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

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

5/1 ARM at 3% paying 0 points

20 Year Fixed at 3.875% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       4.125% – .19 points (4.165% APR),        4.25% – 0 points (4.28% APR)

20 year fixed:         3.75% – .44 points (3.84% APR),         3.875% – 0 points (3.92% APR)

15 year fixed:         3.125% – .98 points (3.32% APR),         3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

10 year fixed:         3.0% – .51 points (3.1% APR),         3.125% – 0 points (3.16% APR)

5/1 ARM:         2.75% – .72 points (2.89% APR),          3% – 0 points (3.05% APR)

7/1 ARM:         3% – .99 points (3.2% APR),           3.25% – 0 points (3.3% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:         3.5% – .23 points (4.56% APR),           3.625% – 0 points (4.65% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:         3% – .79 points (3.44% APR),          3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

30 year fixed VA:         3.5% – .61 points (3.62% APR),           3.75% – 0 points (3.77% APR)

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Rates Close to Lowest Levels of the Year.

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

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.

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

MORTGAGE RATES REMAIN AT RECORD LOWS

MORTGAGE RATES REMAIN AT RECORD LOWS:

December 19th, 2011

The bond market closed last week trading up (+ 66 bps). Another good week for the bond market but we have reached a level where rates aren’t really going any lower, regardless of the bond market. Some lenders have raised their pricing a little bit, even though the bond market is trading up.

The Mortgage rate market is still tied closely to the debt crisis in Europe. If investors continue to invest in the safety of US treasury bonds, mortgage rates should remain at their current levels.

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.875% paying .55 points, 4% paying 0 points
20 year fixed: 3.75% paying .77 points, 4% paying 0 points
15 year fixed: 3.25% paying .658 points, 3.375% paying 0 points
5/1 ARM: 2.5% paying .87 points; 2.875% paying 0 points
7/1 ARM: 2.875% paying .475 points, 3% paying 0 points
30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4% paying 1 point, 4.375% 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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December 19th, 2011

Mortgage Rates Remain at Record Lows

When will I qualify for a mortgage after a short sale or foreclosure?

Many clients who have gone through a short sale or foreclosure after 2007 are now asking me the question, “When will I qualify for a mortgage?” Housing is once again affordable and people want to take advantage of rock bottom deals. Prices in Phoenix, Arizona are hovering around the bottom. You can see from this chart that there haven’t been any drastic plunges or spikes over the past 9-12 months as shown in previous years. Now is the time to buy a house and become a homeowner once again. Now is the time to relocate, invest in a winter home, buy a retirement home, and invest in rental properties and fix-n-flips.


Another reason people are asking if they qualify to purchase a home again is because the FHA loan limits are said to be dropping significantly October 1, 2011. That means the buying power in the 3.5% down payment price range is much lower. In Maricopa County Arizona, the loan limit is currently $346,250. As of October 1st, it will be $271,050. That’s a decrease of $75,200 in buying power!

Others questioning, “When will I qualify for a mortgage?” are homeowners who elected to do a strategic default because the equity is so upside down. These homeowners are hundreds of thousands upside down in a property and are well aware that the value will never rebound in their lifetime to what they originally paid, so they cut their losses short. They are now looking to invest in properties. Interest rates are low, prices are at bottom and there are several opportunities to fix up a foreclosed house and flip it – or buy and hold it to take advantage of the booming rental market.

Finally, the answer to the question: When will I qualify for a mortgage after a short sale or foreclosure?

The Waiting Period to Qualify for a Home Mortgage after a Short Sale, Foreclosure or Bankruptcy

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When will I qualify for a mortgage after a short sale or foreclosure?