June 18 , 2009, 6:30 AM ST
National Average Fixed Rate Mortgage
Down 4 basis points at 5.47% on 06-17-09
*A Basis Point (bps) is 1/100 of 1.00%
Fannie Mae Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) Up 4.5 basis points to 5.069%
Lock Advice: Float with Caution
Today's AM rate indicator was down 11.8 basis points but 10 year bonds were up 12 basis points up from close of business Wednesday.
DJI Stocks Opened 8,499.53 +2.35 +0.03%
European and Asian Markets Down 0.36%
10 Year Treasury currently 3.75%
Nymex Crude Oil $71.14 barrel, Up $0.11
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$8,000 Tax Credit Advance was approved (05-29-09) by FHA Click for FHA bulletin
Fannie MBS Issuance Hits Highest Mark Since 2003
Benefiting from historically low interest rates and a refinancing boom, Fannie Mae issued $87.8 billion in mortgage-backed securities in March, nearly doubling the previous month's volume.
1st Quarter Residential Loan Originations Jump 36%
Thanks to interest rates that were at or near historical lows, residential mortgage lenders saw their loan production jump by 36% in the first quarter, according to preliminary survey figures compiled by National Mortgage News and the Quarterly Data Report.
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