Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) improved a bit last week, and rates remain near all-time low’s, continuing this year’s Refinance Boom and giving fuel to the budding housing market recovery. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mortgage markets worsened slightly in last week’s holiday-shortened week. As expected, Wall Street took its cues from Europe and from the U.S. jobs market, and mortgage rates moved across a wide range.
Home buyers in Sacramento and would-be refinancing households were greeted with wildly varying mortgage rates, depending on which day they loan-shopped.
After two weeks of no change, mortgage markets improved last week, pushing mortgage rates lower throughout California. But, are we poised for a reversal? According to the trends, mortgage backed bonds are in a overbought position and ripe for a selloff – Based on the indicators, there’s more room for rates to rise than to fall. Read the rest of this entry »
Falling mortgage rates make owning a home more affordable. Mortgage rates are directly tied to monthly mortgage payment so as mortgage rates drop, so does the cost of home-ownership.
It’s a money-saving time to buy a home in Sacramento — or to refinance one. Mortgage rates have never been this low in history. Read the rest of this entry »
Mortgage rates improved last week during a holiday-shortened trading week. The mortgage bond markets closed Monday for Christmas, and closed early Friday afternoon. Trading volume was light all week-long, which contributed to a year-end rally.
Mortgage bonds made their largest one-week gain in two months as conforming mortgage rates in California fell to new lows nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »
Mortgage markets worsened last week on renewed optimism in the european economy, more evidence of a U.S. economic recovery, and ongoing strength in housing.
The action sparked a stock market rally at the expense of mortgage bonds, sending conforming and FHA mortgage rates meaningfully higher for the first time in more than 2 months. Read the rest of this entry »
This is for my good friend Mark! We were at a year-end get-together (aka Drinking beer at the pub) with my rowing crew and he kept reminding me that rates are dropping. Thank you Mark! As mortgage rates drop, so do housing payments. It’s a good time to consider refinancing your home, or making an offer on a new one. Mortgage payment affordability has never been so high in history. Read the rest of this entry »