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

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)

Today's Interest Rates - September 28th, 2015
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Rates neutral after FED Announcement / Employment Report on Friday

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)

Today's Interest Rates - September 15th, 2014

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

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

Today's Interest Rates - December 26th, 2013

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FED TAPERS    –     RATES WILL GO UP IN 2014 WITH GSE FEE INCREASE

MORTGAGE RATES REMAIN STABLE – 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.75%

MORTGAGE RATES REMAIN STABLE – 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.75%

July 17th, 2012

The MBS market closed last week trading down (-3 bps). Basically a ho-hum week with not a lot of data or change in rates.

This week FED chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday.  On Tuesday, he said that the FED could still use measures to boost economy if it saw fit. While not saying they would use them, he says they are available if they feel the need.

This economic easing could include another round of buying mortgage backed securities and lowering of the interest rate the FED charges it’s reserve banks. He noted that using these measures is an option,but  there a certain risks and side effects that need to be considered carefully before using them.

The FED is still happy with inflation staying below 2%. It will focus on job growth when deciding if more economic easing is necessary. Job growth has been very slow and below projected numbers the past few months.

All in all, there is not much information that we have not already been given. Mortgage rates are remaining at record low levels and it appears the FED will not push to purchase mortgage backed securities unless it absolutely has too.

I predict for rates to stay stable barring anything unforeseen happening in the market.

My best value of the week:

30 Year Fixed High Balance Loans at 3.75% paying 0 points
5/1 ARM at 2.5% paying .0 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.375% paying .89 points, 3.5% paying 0 points
20 year fixed: 3.25% paying .78 points, 3.375% paying 0 points
15 year fixed: 2.75% paying .7 points, 2.99% paying 0 points
5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying .8 points, 2.5% paying 0 points
7/1 ARM: 2.375% paying .8 points, 2.625% paying 0 points
30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.5% paying .90 point, 3.75% paying 0 points
30 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying 0 points
15 year fixed FHA: 2.75% paying .19 points, 2.875% paying 0 points
30 year fixed VA: 3.25% paying 0 points

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Mortgage Rates Remain Stable – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75%