INTEREST RATES IMPROVE – UNCERTAINTY LOOMS WITH HURRICANE SANDY, THE ELECTION AND THE FISCAL CLIFF

INTEREST RATES IMPROVE – UNCERTAINTY LOOMS WITH HURRICANE SANDY, THE ELECTION AND THE FISCAL CLIFF:

October 31st, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

Interest rates improved slightly last week with the MBS market closing up (+ 9 bps).  Mortgage rate pricing was higher for most of the week – but a rally on Friday ended the week with the MBS market in positive territory. 

Markets have been closed the majority of this week due to Hurricane Sandy.  So far this week, the MBS market is trading up (+16 bps). 

MORTGAGE RATE OUTLOOK:

Above is a mortgage rate graph taken from bankrate.com which surveys the average mortgage rates funded every week.  Current rates are quite a bit lower than they were in August – but not as low as the end of September / early October.

Most experts agree that the lowest mortgage rates are past us.  I expect rates to stay in their current range through the end of the year – with some swings up and down in the process.

Even though I don’t expect rates to change much through 2012, there are a lot of events coming up that could cause movement.

CONFLICTING ECONOMIC DATA:

Rates typically go up when the economy improves.  Right now we are seeing a lot of conflicting economic data.

We have stronger retail sales reports, increasing construction and more applications for building permits.  But we are also seeing many large corporations reporting lower than expected earnings numbers. 

Hurricane Sandy will also likely slow economic growth in many parts of the country, which could cause investors to pull money from the stock market and into the bond market.

THE ELECTION:

Many consumers think that the Presidential election has a huge effect on the mortgage rate market.  I don’t really think it does nor will this time.

Regardless of who wins – the US economy doesn’t change overnight.  The bigger impact will be when Barrack Obama or Mitt Romney enact new economic policies that affect business profitability and growth.

THE FISCAL CLIFF:

I think this issue is probably the one event that can change interest rates the most. 

The US Treasury is set to hit their debt ceiling near the end of 2012 – and a deal needs to be completed for the US Treasury to be able to borrow money to meet their obligations.

If a deal is not completed – the government may have to stop providing Medicare benefits, Social Security benefits, military salaries, tax refunds, etc.

I think this is too much of a political issue for some type of deal to not get done, but the details of the deal and how it affects future government borrowing could have a big effect on the economic market. 

LOCK RECOMMENDATION:

I still recommend locking mortgage pricing.  There is more risk in rates going up than the benefit of them going down.

Rates are still very close to all time lows and experts don’t think that rates will hit that level again.  So there is not much room for rates to go down, and much more room for them to go up.

If a rate is beneficial, lock it.    

MY BEST VALUE OF THE WEEK:

30 Year Fixed at 3.625% with $0 costs

30 Year Fixed High Balance Loan at 3.625% with $0 costs

TODAY’S RATES:

30 year fixed:   3.25% paying .99 points,     3.5% paying 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs

20 year fixed:   3.25% paying .66 points,     3.375% paying 0 points,     3.625%  – $0 costs

15 year fixed:    2.625% paying .82 points,     2.875% paying 0 points,     3.125% – $0 costs

5/1 ARM:   2.25% paying .9 points,     2.625% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM:   2.5% paying .54 points,     2.75% paying 0 points,     3.25%- $0 costs

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:   3.5% paying .16 points;     3.625% – $0 costs

30 year fixed FHA:   3.25% – $0 costs

15 year fixed FHA:   2.75% – $0 costs

30 year fixed VA:  3.25% – $0 costs

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Arizona Home Loans, California Home Loans, Colorado Home Loans.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

INTEREST RATES IMPROVE – UNCERTAINTY LOOMS WITH HURRICANE SANDY, THE ELECTION AND THE FISCAL CLIFF:

INTEREST RATES RISE – WHERE WILL MORTGAGE RATES GO FROM HERE?

INTEREST RATES RISE – WHERE WILL MORTGAGE RATES GO FROM HERE?

October 22nd, 2012

Last week was a pretty tough week for interest rates. Mortgage pricing went up Monday through Thursday, but a rally on Friday pulled interest rates back down a bit.

The Mortgage Backed Security market closed last week trading (-64 bps). On Monday, the market is currently trading down (– 8 bps).

WHERE WILL MORTGAGE RATES GO FROM HERE?

Most agree that rates will not rise substantially with the weakening MBS market. Even though rates have trended up for the majority of two weeks, rates are still very low.

Mortgage rates will likely stay in the range they are now. I don’t think rates will go lower than the rate pricing we saw a couple of weeks ago, but I also don’t see them going substantially up from where they are now.

Confidence in the economy is growing which will typically cause a rise in rates. But the FED introducing QE3 will help them remain low for the rest of 2012.

THIS WEEK:

This week starts with the Presidential Debate on Monday. The Treasury will begin a 99 billion note auction on Tuesday. The Federal Open Market Committee is meeting on Tuesday with a press release on Wednesday. September results from new homes sales are released on Wednesday.

Barring any unforeseen events – I am hoping that rates will improve a little bit this week, but I don’t see anything too drastic happening one way or the other.

My lock recommendation is to lock on any rate improvement this week. 

My Best Value of the week:

15 Year Fixed at 2.99% paying $0 costs

 

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.375% paying .70 points,     3.5% paying 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs
20 year fixed: 3.25% paying .88 points,     3.5% paying 0 points,     3.625% – $0 costs
15 year fixed: 2.625% paying .82 points,     2.875% paying 0 points,      2.99% – $0 costs
5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying .85 points,     2.625% paying 0 points
7/1 ARM: 2.5% paying .59 points,     2.75% paying 0 points
30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.5% paying .43 points;     3.625% paying 0 points,     3.75% – $0 costs
30 year fixed FHA: 3.25% – $0 costs
15 year fixed FHA: 2.75% – $0 costs
30 year fixed VA: 3.25% – $0 costs

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates. Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado. Arizona Home Loans, California Home Loans, Colorado Home Loans. Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100% Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

INTEREST RATES RISE   –    WHERE WILL MORTGAGE RATES GO FROM HERE?

MORTGAGE RATES INCH HIGHER – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 3.375%

MORTGAGE RATES INCH HIGHER – 30 YEAR FIXED TO 3.375%

October 8th, 2012

Last week the mortgage backed security market told 2 stories. 

The MBS market closed (+ 50 bps) from Monday to Tuesday.  This continued the trend of rates dropping since the FED announced QE3.  But every positive interest rate streak will eventually end and pull back the other way.

From Wednesday to Friday, the MBS market closed down (– 84 bps), finishing the week (– 34 bps). 

The week was capped off with the September unemployment rate dropping from 8.1% to 7.8% with 114,000 new jobs created.  There was a lot of controversy regarding the validity of the report – but either way the MBS market had a mini sell off and closed the week down. 

Mortgage rates are still very low, but a bit higher than their previous lows.  The bond market is closed Monday due to Columbus Day. 

I don’t expect a ton of rate movement next week, but I do think rates may improve a bit, taking back some of the losses of last week.

Keep in mind most news websites/channels report when rates drop but not so much when they rise.  Rates are always fluctuating until a loan is locked.

My best value of the week:

30 Year Fixed at 3.5% paying 0 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed:  3.375% paying .69 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

20 year fixed:  3.25% paying .79 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

15 year fixed:  2.75% paying .81 points, 3% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM:  2.25% paying .98 points, 2.75% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM  :2.5% paying .77 points, 2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:  3.5% paying .49 points; 3.625% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:  3.25% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA:  2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA:  3.25% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Arizona Home Loans, California Home Loans, Colorado Home Loans.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

Mortgage Rates Inch Higher – 30 Year Fixed to 3.375%

OCTOBER 2012 – RATES RISE SLIGHTLY, STILL NEAR RECORD LOWS

OCTOBER 2012 – RATES RISE SLIGHTLY, STILL NEAR RECORD LOWS

October 1st, 2012            

Happy October!!

The MBS market closed last week trading up (+ 37 bps), and is currently trading (+ 25 bps) on Monday morning.

While mortgage rates should have improved last week- they actually increased slightly.  This is a result of most lenders enacting the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac guaranteed fee increase for loans delivered to Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac December 1st, 2012 and later.

This week will likely be volatile in the rate markets with Europe still working on plans to save the Euro.  On Friday, the unemployment report comes out.  This will usually push rates one way or the other.  The expectation is that jobs will increase but the unemployment report will stay the same due to potential workers dropping out of the job market.

Now is still a great time to lock in at record low rates.

My best values of the week:

30 Year Fixed at 3.5% paying 0 points

30 Year Fixed High Balance Loan at 3.5% with 0 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed:  3.25% paying .773 point, 3.5% paying 0 points

20 year fixed:  3.25% paying .149 points, 3.375% paying 0 points

15 year fixed:  2.625% paying .74 points, 2.875% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM:  2.125% paying .99 points, 2.5% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM:  2.25% paying .99 points, 2.625% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:  3.5% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:  3.25% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA:  2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.25% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Arizona Home Loans, California Home Loans, Colorado Home Loans.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

OCTOBER 2012 – RATES RISE SLIGHTLY, STILL NEAR RECORD LOWS

 

MORTGAGE RATES REBOUND – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.5%

MORTGAGE RATES REBOUND – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.5%

August 27th, 2012

The MBS market closed last week trading up (+ 81 bps) and on Monday the MBS market closed trading up ( + 19 bps).    

So over the past week and 1 day, the MBS market is trading up +100 bps and rates have improved dramatically after going higher in hurry the week before last.

We still stand in a market where rates will likely stay low, but if they do go up, they can go up quickly.  All eyes this week are on Ben Bernanke’s speech at the Jackson Hole economic conference on Friday.   Experts are about 50/50 on whether the FED will ease and buy more mortgage backed securities in the future.  This speculation and Europe’s debt situation has dominated mortgage markets for most of this year. 

The Fed will move to ease if it thinks the economy needs it.  I don’t see it happening as the past 2 Fed purchase programs have kept rates low, but they haven’t improved the economic numbers and have bloated the FED’s balance sheet.  Either way, expect rate movement in one direction or the other depending on what Bernanke hints towards in his speech.

College football is here, and my family and I are super excited.  Growing up in Michigan, I have always been a huge Michigan Wolverine Fan.  On a trip to Michigan this week, I was able to visit the Big House and catch a glimpse of Denard Robinson outside Schembechler Hall.  Very cool – here is my son and hopefully future Wolverine, at the gates of the big house. 

My best value of the week:

15 Year Fixed at 2.99% with 0 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed:  3.5% paying .411 points, 3.625% paying 0 points

20 year fixed:  3.25% paying .937 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

15 year fixed:  2.75% paying .938 points, 2.99% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM:  2.125% paying .99 points, 2.5% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM:  2.375% paying .795 points, 2.625% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:  3.625% paying .603 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:  3.25% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA:  2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA3.25% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Arizona Home Loans, California Home Loans, Colorado Home Loans.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

MORTGAGE RATES REBOUND – 30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.5%

30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.375% – WILD WEEK FOR MORTGAGE RATES.

30 YEAR FIXED BACK TO 3.375% – WILD WEEK FOR MORTGAGE RATES

August 6th, 2012

The MBS market closed last week trading up (+ 3 bps) and on Monday morning the MBSmarket is tradingup (+ 20 bps).    

Although the MBS market closed higher on the week, mortgage rates went up quite substantially on Friday due to a stronger than expected Unemployment report.  Although the unemployment rate went up to 8.3%, there was more job growth than expected – causing a sell off of mbs bonds, and the stock market to surge up 200 points.  Still mortgage rates ended the week a bit better than they started off last week.

On Wednesday, the FED statement did not include a new round of “quantitative easing”, or more commitments to purchase mortgage backed securities.  Many investors expected the FED to act, and they did not. 

Overall, last week was a wild week in the mortgage markets.  Rates improved quite a bit on Monday and Tuesday, but pulled back higher near the end of the week. 

This week should be much calmer, with very little data coming out that would push the markets too far in either direction.  One thing we learned on Friday –  if the economy gets a string of positive reports, interest rates will go up and usually very quickly. 

My best value of the week:

20 Year Fixed Loan at 3.375% with 0 points

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed:  3.375% paying 1 point, 3.625% paying 0 points

20 year fixed:  3.25% paying .63 points, 3.375% paying 0 points

15 year fixed:  2.75% paying .71 points, 2.99% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM:  2.25% paying .85 points, 2.5% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM:  2.375% paying 1 point, 2.625% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan:  3.625% paying .6 points, 3.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA:  3.25% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA:  2.75% paying  0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.25% paying 0 points

 

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

30 Year Fixed Back to 3.375% – Wild Week For Mortgage Rates

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

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates. Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado. Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100% Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

Mortgage Rates Remain Stable – 30 Year Fixed at 3.75%

MORTGAGE RATES SURPASS RECORD LOWS, AGAIN!!!

MORTGAGE RATES SURPASS RECORD LOWS,  AGAIN!!!

June 4th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading up (+ 100 bps)!! 

Mortgage Rates positive momentum started with great pricing improvement near the latter half of the week.  The stock market was hit hard last week, culminating in a poor jobs report on Friday that pushed rates below another record.

That being said, when mortgage rates hit a low point, they usually only stay there for a day or two tops.  I expect rates to increase this week, but not by much.

This is the best time in the history of the mortgage industry to take advantage of low rates either by refinancing or purchasing a new home.  Please call me or fill out the quote questions below for an up to date quote. 

My best values for the week:

30 Year Fixed at 3.625% paying less than .2 points.

20 Year Fixed at 3.5% paying 0 points.

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.5% paying .65 point, 3.75% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.375% paying .31 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 2.875% paying .54 points, 3% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying .89 points, 2.625% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.375% paying .97 point, 2.75% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.75% paying .47 points, 3.875% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.25% paying .95 points; 3.5% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 2.75% paying .62 points, 3% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.25% paying .819 points, 3.5% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

MORTGAGE RATES SURPASS RECORD LOWS,  AGAIN!!!

INTEREST RATES IMPROVE AGAIN / 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.625%

INTEREST RATES IMPROVE AGAIN / 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.625%

April 30th, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading up (+16 bps).

Mortgage rates continue to improve as more and more investors are concerned regarding the slumping economy and the still unresolved Europe debt crisis.

30 year fixed rates are now down to 3.625% and the 30 year fixed High balance loans are down to 3.875%. This is a great time to lock. These are the lowest interest rates I have seen in a couple of months.

The Fed Meeting last week didn’t cause as much drama as some anticipated. Ben Bernanke’s statement said that the FED is still committed to keeping interest rates low through the end of 2014, and will not be doing another round of mortgage backed security purchases at this time. They kept this open ended, saying the FED will act if it was needed to help the economy.

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.625% paying .99 pts, 3.99% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.5% paying .63 points, 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 2.875% paying .91 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying .97 points, 2.625% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.625% paying .77 points, 2.875% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 3.875% paying .69 points, 4% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 2.875% paying .7 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

INTEREST RATES IMPROVE AGAIN / 30 YEAR FIXED AT 3.625%

MORTGAGES RATES LOWER – BIG FED MEETING WEDNESDAY

MTG RATES LOWER – BIG FED MEETING ON WEDNESDAY

April 23rd, 2012

The MBS Market closed last week trading up (+13 bps.)    

Overall it is has been a very good market for interest rates over the past couple weeks.  Rates lowered a few weeks ago, and we haven’t seen much movement since then.

Stocks have been down lately, and the continuing debt problem in Europe is dragging down the European economy – causing more investors to seek the safety of US Treasuries.

The big news this week is on Wednesday with The Federal Open Market Committee meeting and statement.  Many still think the FED may announce another round of mortgage backed security purchases to keep rates low as the economy is showing signs of not fully recovering. 

There is almost always a large swing in interest rates up or down after the FOMC statement.  If you don’t like risk – you may want to lock before Wednesday. 

I offer a float down policy – which means if we lock your rate and your rate drops .25% during the loan process, I can “float down your rate” to the lower rate with the same costs.  This gives the security of a guaranteed price and the ability to get a lower rate if rates drop a lot after locking. 

Below are rates available today paying a point or less:

30 year fixed: 3.75% paying .91 points, 3.99% paying 0 points

20 year fixed: 3.5% paying .76 points, 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed: 2.875% paying .97 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

5/1 ARM: 2.25% paying .97 points, 2.75% paying 0 points

7/1 ARM: 2.625% paying .74 points, 2.875% paying 0 points

30 year fixed High Balance Loan: 4% paying .16 points, 4.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed FHA: 3.75% paying 0 points

15 year fixed FHA: 2.875% paying .67 points, 3.125% paying 0 points

30 year fixed VA: 3.75% paying 0 points

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates.  Current Mortgage Interest Rates and APRs for refinancing and purchasing in Arizona, California, and Colorado.  Mortgage Rate Sheets for fixed mortgages, ARM mortgages, Variable Mortgages, Interest Only Mortgages, HARP mortgages, HARP 2.0 mortgages, DU Refi Plus Mortgages, Freddie Mac Open Access Mortgages, Fannie Mae Home Path Mortgage, Freddie Mac Foreclosure Relief Mortgage, VA mortgages, VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans, FHA mortgages, FHA streamline mortgages, Conforming mortgages, Conventional Mortgages, 100%  Financing Mortgage, High Balance Mortgages, Fannie Mae mortgages, Freddie Mac Mortgages, No appraisal refinances, 0 point mortgages, 0 closing cost mortgages, paying a point mortgages, Refinance mortgages, purchase mortgages, and Jumbo Mortgages.

MORTGAGES RATES LOWER – BIG FED MEETING WEDNESDAY