Rate Lock Advice & Mortgage Market Update

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Rate Lock Advice & Mortgage Market Update

February 16, 2010, 10:05 PM PT

Today's lock timing: Hold, rates may improve slightly  this afternoon.
Long term Lock or Float Advice:  LOCK
Last week Rates reversed a down trend held since December, 2009.
MBS prices are up 3/32.
The Empire State index came in higher than expected.

National Average Fixed Rate Mortgage
Unchanged at 5.03% on Feb.16

MBS Opened at 4.691% Down 0.023%.

10 Year Treasury Currently 3.690% Down -0.04%

DJI Stocks $10,214.70,  Up 115.56, 1.14%

European and Asian Markets Up 0.945%

Nymex Crude Oil Currently $76.98 Up $2.85

  • OneWest Bank's sweetheart deal with our Bank Owned Government (BOG)  Must See Video
  • Barney Frank Named 'Porker of the Year'  CNBC News
  • Fannie Mae is providing 3.50% Buyer Assistance on HomePath Loans Story
  • FHA is Effectively Out of Making Condo Loans Story
  • FHA Suspends Four Lenders Story
  • FHA UFMIP will increase from 1.75% to 2.25% effective April 5. 2010
  • Other FHA Changes are in the wind accordingto FHA Commissioner David H Stevens announced on a conference call to reporters January 19th. besides changed UFMIP, FHA plans to lower maximum seller contributions from 6% to 3% and they will increase the downpayment requirement up to 10% for low FICO scores. The official FHA bulletin was released on Jan. 21st. Read Bloomberg report

California Rates 02-16-10, 8:30PT
30 Year Fixed to $417,000
Rate 4.625%, Point 1.375 APR 4.806%

APR Based on $350,000 Loan at 80% LTV
Above Rate can be locked for 30 days.
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Jim Crawford
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Thank you Bill for your sound advice.  I locked today!

Feb 16, 2010 02:45 AM #1
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