Rate Lock Advice and Mortgage Market Update
October 1, 2009, 11:05 AM ET
Important FHA News
09-18-2009, Hud announced sweeping FHA changes, the most I have seen in my career
Press Release: HUD No. 09-177
RATE LOCK ADVISORY
Lock Advice: FLOAT
MBS prices are up +14/32 and there have been midmorng price improvements by several lenders.
Jobless Claims came in a little higher than expected, while Personal Income was close to the consensus.
When MBS prices are up, Rates are down.
Lock advice changes throughout the day .
Good economic news = Bad Rate News.
National Average Fixed Rate Mortgage
Down 0.01% at 5.08% on Oct.1
10 Year Treasury currently 2.930% Down -0.38%
DJI Stocks $9,552.21, Down -160.07, -1.65%
European and Asian Markets Down -1.616%
Nymex Crude Oil currently $70.29 Down $0.32
This morning's weak stock market helped MBS markets. The four-week average dropped to 548K and Weekly Jobless Claims rose to 551K, above the consensus forecast of 535K.
August Personal Income rose 0.2% and Spending jumped 1.3%, close to expectations. The Cash for Clunkers program boosted spending. Core PCE annual inflation rate rose a docile 1.3%.
ISM Manufacturing, Construction Spending, and Pending Home Sales will be released this morning at 10:00 ET. In addition, the Treasury will announce the size of upcoming Treasury auctions at 11:00 AM ET. Fed Chief Bernanke is testifying about financial regulation.
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If you are concerned about the value of your listing and need a local appraiser consider FHA financing where we can still control the appraiser selection.
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Time is running out, don't let your buyers delay, the $8,000 Tax Credit is expiring on December 1, 2009.
Up to a $8000 Tax Credit is available from IRS
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