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Short Term Mortgage Rate lock Advice: FLOAT MBS prices are down 4/32. MBS Prices move opposite of mortgage rates.
Long Term Mortgage Rate Lock or Float Advice: FLOAT News from Korea is pushing money into the bond market.
National Average Fixed Rate Mortgage Down 0.01% at 4.86% on May.25
MBS Yields Opened at 4.435% Up 0.023%.
10 Year Treasury 3.230% Up 0.03%
DJI Stocks $10,131.42, Up 87.67, 0.87%
European and Asian Markets Up 2.276%
Nymex Crude Oil Currently $71.33 Up $2.58
MORTGAGE MARKET NEWS IN REVIEW
Wednesday, May 26 Durable Orders exceeded the consensus. New Home sales will also be reported today.
Tuesday, May 25 Tensions between North and South Korea have caused money to fly to safety. from stocks to bonds which helps mortgage rates. Consumer Confidence came in at 63.3, above the consensus forecast of 58.5 which helped Stocks recover from down almost 300 earlier in the day.
Monday, May 24
Existing Home Sales were 5.77M, higher than the consensus of 5.65M. The news did not effect mortgage rates.Friday, May 21 No economic reports are scheduled today so mortgage rates will be primarily driven by the stock market. DJI has recovered from down 148.73 shortly after the opening bell.
Friday, May 21 No economic reports are scheduled today so mortgage rates will be primarily driven by the stock market. DJI has recovered from down 148.73 shortly after the opening bell.
Thursday, May 20 Jobless claims higher than expected. Stock market weakness is pushing Mortgage Rates down this morning. Oil prices fell as low as $65 per barrel, reaching the lowest level since July 2009.
Wednesday, May 19 CPI inflation was very close to expectations at low levels.
Tuesday, May 18 Mixed Producer Price Index (PPI) and slightly increased Housing Starts which initially had little effect on MBS. Later, the stock market turned negative, which lifted MBS markets and lowered rates.
Monday, May 17, The Empire State index fell short of the consensus forecast
Friday, May 14 Retail Sales came in close to expectations
Thursday, May 13 Weekly Jobless Claims at 444K, close to the consensus forecast of 440K. Demand was close to average for the 30-yr auction.
Wednesday, May 12 The March Trade Deficit rose to $40.4 billion, which was a little higher than the consensus forecast.
Tuesday, May 11 Demand was stronger than average for the 3-yr auction,
Monday, May 10 The big news effecting stocks this morning is that the European Union will make available $1 trillion to support Greece and other European Union members which are experiencing economic troubles.
Friday, May 7 The economy added 290K jobs, above the consensus of 190K, while the Unemployment Rate rose to 9.9% from 9.7%.
Thursday, May 6 This morning, weekly Jobless Claims fell to 444K, close to the consensus forecast of 440K.
Wednesday, May 5 - Bad news for EU is good news for US Mortgage Rates. Early this morning the ADP jobs estimate for April was expected at +30K, as reported +32K; March was revised by ADP from -23K to +19K. A good report on jobs but there was no reaction to it in markets that are completely consumed with the unraveling of events in Europe and concerns that the EU may be permanently altered as the crisis of debt defaults has not been contained. All focus now is on safety to US treasuries and fears of a stock market decline. US stock markets will suffer as the euro currency falls against the dollar, investors will be leery of buying US equities as the dollar strengthening takes away buying from European and foreign investors in general.
VA Loans Show Good Intel Is Best Defense The Department of Veterans Affairs' loan guarantee program-which requires no downpayment-has performed much better than, say, the troubled Federal Housing Administration program. National Mortgage News
Employers added most jobs in 3 years in March STLToday
Mortgage Brokers are the cheapest conduit to bring loans to market according to FHA Commissioner, David Stevens TBWS
OneWest Bank's sweetheart deal with our Bank Owned Government (BOG) Must See Video
California Rates 05-25-10, 8:00 PT 30 Year Fixed to $417,000 Rate 4.500% Point 0.875, APR 4.634% APR Based on $350,000 Loan at 80% LTV 740 Credit Score - 30 Day Lock. Click for Quotes on FHA and VA loans With Detailed Cost Estimates. No Application Fee or Credit Report required
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