INTEREST RATES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE – 30 YEAR FIXED DOWN TO 4.125%

INTEREST RATES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE – 30 YEAR FIXED DOWN TO 4.125%

May 27th, 2014

Mortgage interest rates continue to slowly improve – currently at their lowest levels in 11 months.

The Mortgage Backed Security market closed Monday, May 27th, trading up + 15 bps. The MBS market closed up + 30 bps last week, and up + 40 bps the week before.
There are a few main reasons that interest rates are continuing to show improvement.

The Ukraine situation is still volatile and military conflict is a possibility. Investors seek safety through US treasuries and Mortgage Backed Securities which helps improve interest rates.

Some experts believe that the stock market is trading much higher than it should based upon the actual performance of the companies. Some hold the view that a large correction could be in the future, which increases investment into US treasuries and MBS.

Lastly, it is expected that the European Central Bank will add another stimulus next week – which like the US’s Quantitative Easing – is a positive for mortgage interest rates.

All of these situations are helping rates move lower, but most experts don’t believe rates will go much lower than they are right now. The market hasn’t allowed 30 year fixed rates to drop back into the 3%’s since they rapidly moved up 12 months ago when the FED said they would likely taper their stimulus package.

So we are in high risk, low reward situation. Rates may go a little bit lower, but it’s very unlikely they will drop below 4%. Most experts believe rates are going to move higher – the question is when it will happen. With rates being at their lowest levels in 11 months, I lean towards the safe side and recommend locking.

Last week, I missed my first weekly update in quite a few years. My wife Sarah and I welcomed our 2nd child into the world – Dylan Rose Green. She was born at 12:20 AM on May 19th. She is healthy and we are truly blessed to have 2 great kids.

Dylan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dylan and Jack

 

 

 

 

 

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Below are today’s interest rates – have a wonderful week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM at 3% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:       4.125% – .46 points (4.215% APR),       4.25% – 0 points (4.27% APR)

20 year fixed:      3.875% – .73 points (4.02% APR),      4.125% – 0 points (4.13% APR)

15 year fixed:      3.25% – .65 points (3.38% APR),      3.375% – 0 points (3.41% APR)

10 year fixed:      3% – .6 points (3.12% APR),       3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)

5/1 ARM:       2.75% – .82 points (2.92% APR),       3% – 0 points (3.04% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.125% – .82 points (3.28% APR),       3.375% – 0 points (3.4% APR)

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

15 year fixed FHA:       3.125% – .51 points (3.525% APR),        3.25% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

30 year fixed VA:       3.75% – .20 points (3.79% APR),       3.875% – 0 points (3.89% APR)

Today's Interest Rates - May 27th, 2014

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INTEREST RATES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE – 30 YEAR FIXED DOWN TO 4.125%

 

RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY.

April 28th, 2014

Interest rates improved or stayed the same every day last week. The Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closed the week trading up + 58 bps.

The primary reason for interest rate improvement is renewed concerns regarding Ukraine/Russia and a slumping stock market. The week before last, rates went up due to reports of a peace agreement between Ukraine and Russia. Last week, the exact opposite happened. It’s fair to say that continued developments in the Ukraine/Russia conflict are having a major effect on interest rate pricing and will likely continue to do so until the conflict is over.

This week, the FED will be releasing a statement on Wednesday after their meetings. It is expected that the FED will taper their bond purchasing program another 10 billion at the meeting.

Because of further tapering, I think that interest rates will trend higher after Wednesday this week unless there is a major breakthrough in peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.

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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% paying 0 points

20 Year Fixed at 4.125% paying 0 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:      4.25% – .67 points (4.38% APR),       4.375% – 0 points (4.42% APR)

20 year fixed:     4% – .86 points (4.17% APR),     4.19% – 0 points (4.28% APR)

15 year fixed:     3.375% – .56 points (3.485% APR),      3.5% – 0 points (3.55% APR)

10 year fixed:      3% – .81 points (3.16% APR),       3.25% – 0 points (3.28% APR)

5/1 ARM:      2.875% – .58 points (2.99% APR),       3.125% – 0 points (3.17% APR)

7/1 ARM:       3.25% – .99 points (3.45% APR),       3.5% – 0 points (3.53% APR)

30 year fixed FHA:       3.75% – .93 points (4.35% APR),      4% – 0 points (4.6% APR)

15 year fixed FHA:      3.25% – .32 points (3.61% APR),        3.375% – 0 points (3.7% APR)

30 year fixed VA:       3.75% – .67 points (3.89% APR),      4% – 0 points (4.07% APR)

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RATES HAVE GREAT WEEK – FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY.

RATES LOWER AMID CONCERN OVER UKRAINE / LOCK BEFORE FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

RATES LOWER AMID CONCERN OVER UKRAINE   /    LOCK BEFORE FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY

March 17th, 2014

Last week interest rates improved with the Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) market closing + 55 bps.  Thursday was an especially good day when fears regarding Ukraine / Russia military action reached their peak.  On Thursday alone, the MBS market closed + 58 bps.

Since Thursday, rates have pulled back a bit higher with traders not as concerned with military action in Ukraine.  This is a situation to monitor closely, as traders will seek the security of the MBS and treasury markets should the Ukraine/Russia situation escalate into military action.

As of Monday evening – interest rates leveled to:

30 Year Fixed at 4.25% costing .51 pts,  4.375% costing 0 pts

15 Year Fixed at 3.25% costs .78 pts,   3.375% costing 0 pts

This pricing still includes my company’s March Rate Lock special which could end at any time.

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is meeting on March 18th and 19th -with a statement to be released on March 19th.  It is suspected that the FED will again taper their bond purchasing program by at least another 10 billion.  I strongly suggest locking before Wednesday , as I think the FED will taper again, and interest rates will move higher as a result.

Below are today’s interest rates and have a wonderful week!!

BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 4.375% with 0 points

5/1 ARM at 2.75% with .67 points

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

30 year fixed:     4.25% – .51 points,     4.375% – 0 points,     4.5% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   4% – .70 points,     4.125% – 0 points,     4.25%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:   3.25% – .78 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

10 year fixed:   3% – .41 points,     3.125% – 0 points,     3.5% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.75% – .67 points,     3% – 0 points,     3.25% – $0 costs

7/1 ARM:    3.125% – .69 points,     3.375% – 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:     3.75% – .23 points,     3.875% – 0 points,     4.125% – $0 costs

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

30 year fixed VA:     3.75% – .21 points,    3.875% – 0 points,      4.125% – $0 costs

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RATES LOWER AMID CONCERN OVER UKRAINE   /    LOCK BEFORE FED STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY