China released its 4th Quarter GDP this morning, which was 6.8% (below expectations). For the year, it was 6.9% (the slowest pace in 25 years). The Stock Market has reacted favorably thus far as Investor expectations for additional stimul from the Chinese government have grown. NAHB Housing came in just below the consensus.
Compared to Thursday's closing, the market has opened with a 0.125 IMPROVEMENT to the Points/Credits associated with any given interest rate option.
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The Mortgage Street Smarts of where mortgage interest rates are going (and why):
The following information is current as of Tuesday 1-19-2016 and will help you understand today's best mortgage rates. If you are a Buyer/Borrower who is still on the fence (or if you are a Real Estate Agent attempting to educate your "on the fence" Buyer), please review these trends and secure an historically low interest rate before it is too late.
The market closed Friday with a WORSENING to pricing. Friday's WORSENING netted a change of 9 basis points (bps).
(Note: Upward activity on these charts is GOOD, downward activity is BAD)
The following chart summarizes today's market activity:
The following chart shows market activity over the past 10 days (hint: green is good, red is bad)
The following chart shows market activity over the past 1 month:
Daily Interest Rate Snapshot (sample of rates from one of the country's largest Lenders...individual pricing will vary based on specific Borrower qualifications).
NOTE: This Lender has quoted a scenario involving a 740+ credit score, 25% down payment, owner occupied, single family residence, with impound account, with a loan amount up to $417,000 to accompany this pricing.
It bears noting that this chart does not necessarily represent today's best mortgage rates.
Beware of relying on Interest Rate Quotes like the one above!
2016 Economic Forecast (Barry Habib)
Market Commentary (Dan Rawitch)
NAHB Housing Index missed expectations (barely), and the market is trading off the highes of last Friday. This lower trading has closed Thursdays gap, which is typically a good thing, provided we find support at 101.00. I think we will. Later this week we get CPI and Housing Starts, which if weak, we could see a nice rally to 102.00. Todays activity will largely depend on the direction of the DOW, which is currently up over 100 points. We could see some money leave bonds hoping to catch a buying opportunity in the Stock market. Those investors, will be making a bad choice in my opinion. I believe quality bonds will become the only logical place to park your money until the Stock market correction ends. For now, If we hold 101.00, I would expect a range of 101.00 to 101.40
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The above information was compiled and distributed by San Diego Residential Mortgage Specialist, Jason Gordon in an effort to provide transparency regarding true mortgage rate activity and market guidance to consumers and professionals interested in this activity. All Market Commentary is provided via The Mortgage Coach and/or their RateWatch technology software.
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