MORTGAGE LOCK ADVISORY
January 24, 2012, 6:30 AM PST
Mortgage Interest Rate lock Advice for locks within 7 days: FLOAT
Mortgage Points based on 3.5% Mortgage Backed Securities are down 0.15 point.
30 Day Mortgage Interest Rate Lock or Float Advice: FLOAT with Caution
There is not conclusive evidence to lock but, In this uncertain market the best advice is to lock at historic low rates.
MORTGAGE MARKET INDICATORS
National Average Fixed Rate Mortgage 3.88%
MBS (3.5%) - 102.78, High: 102.81, Low: 102.63
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MORTGAGE NEWS BRIEFS
Five Top Banks offer $25 Billion to Troubled Homeowners.
The nation's five largest mortgage lenders have offered a draft settlement to pay out as much as $25 billion to cover new terms for homeowners driven out by foreclosure. Read More Fox News
Investors buying with cash pressure home prices
by KERRI PANCHUK Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Investors are gobbling up residential real estate with cash, pushing national home prices lower, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. The overall proportion of cash buyers in the housing market soared to a record 33.2%, compared to 29.6% a year earlier. Read More HousingWire
Will Obama Slam the Mortgage Industry Yet Again?
By Paul Muolo
Yesterday news broke from HUD secretary Shaun Donovan that a robosigning deal was imminent. Today, we learn that maybe a deal isn't as close as Donovan portrayed. Then again, the 'State of the Union' address is next week and there is some talk that President Obama wants to mention the robo settlement using the speech as yet another opportunity to bash the mortgage banking industry Read More National Mortgage News