Mortgage Rate Forecast for Wareham MA for April 12, 2010

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Mortgage Rate Forecast for Wareham MA for April 12, 2010

Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today in Wareham, MA:

What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today:

  • The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 99.69 this morning - down 12/32 from Friday's close.

  • At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 99.69 - the same as its opening.

Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities:

The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 3-13-2010 to 4-12-2010:

The price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon from 3-13-2010 to 4-12-2010

Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage rates. Even though today's MBS prices are significantly lower than Friday's close, Friday was "Notification Day" which marks the start of settlement for monthly MBSs. But this has little or no effect on mortgage rates. I expect that mortgage rates will be about the same in price this morning as compared to Friday afternoon.

Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortgage Interest Rates in Wareham, MA Today:

  • There are no economic reports scheduled for release today.

What's Happening With Mortgage Interest Rates in Wareham, MA Today:

Moderate to High Volatility. Mortgage rates are off their historic lows, and while they rose significantly last week, they have since come back down a bit. But this may be temporary.

The overall economy is improving without any increase in jobs. The Fed has also ended their purchases of mortgage backed securities. In addition, the federal deficit continues to grow while demand for US debt is waning. We're also entering the prime home selling and buying season. Historically, mortgage rates rise and fall with the thermometer. Usually from this time of the year and into the summer months, as the weather warms, mortgage rates rise.

As such, there's little or no potential for lower mortgage rates anytime soon. If you're happy with the interest rate being offered to you today and if you don't want to risk mortgage rates moving higher, then you should apply and lock in now. It's better to have locked when you should have floated than it is to float when you should have locked.

If I were applying for a mortgage today, I would float for now. However, I would proceed with caution and maintain contact with my mortgage professional. I would be ready to lock in at a moment's notice as mortgage rates can continue to change for the worse.

Get current mortgage rates for Wareham, MA.

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Lewis, what are you thoughts on the sharp increase in MBS today?  Quite a pleasant surprise!

Apr 12, 2010 02:15 PM #1
Lew Corcoran, ASP®
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Drew - Quarterly corporate earnings reports start coming out this week. I think that traders believe that quarterly corporate profits will not be as good as many people think. If so, it will signal that the economy is not expanding as much as previouslu thought, and will help keep rates down. And the stock market may come tumbling down.

On the other hand, the stock market i sbetting that Quarterly corporate earnings reports will be as good as if not better than expected. If so, the stock markets may continue its slow climb and mortgage rates will go up.

Only time will tell which is right....

Apr 12, 2010 09:45 PM #2
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