Concerns over the failure to resolve the fiscal cliff saga continue to push stocks down (which bodes well for mortgage rates). Keep alert to any positive news involving a resolution to this looming cliff as it will likely drive mortgage rates up sharply! If you are applying for a mortgage loan, it will be wise to send your paperwork in immediately and take advantage of current lock options.
This daily mortgage interest rate report is designed to provide Borrowers & Real Estate Profesionals with factual data regarding where rates are at any given time and what trends are propelling current mortgage pricing on any given day. Feel free to browse the library and research historical rate updates dating back nearly 2 years at www.JasonGordon.info whenever desired. Also, make sure to learn about THE TRUTH BEHIND MORTGAGE QUOTES to better understand the relationship between up-front closing costs and mortgage interest rates so you don't get duped by clever advertising campaigns.
The Mortgage Street Smarts of where mortgage interest rates are going (and why):
The following information is current as of Friday 12-28-2012 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 Thursday with an IMPROVEMENT to pricing (and will typically warrant a pricing adjustment by most Lenders). Thursday's IMPROVEMENT netted a change of 12 basis points (bps).
(hint: upward activity is good, downward activity is bad)
The following chart shows market activity thus far today:
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 1.00% Origination Fee (1 Point) to accompany this pricing. It bears noting that this chart does not necessarily represent todays best mortgage rates.
Market Commentary (Barry Habib)
Click on the following link for a brief video conducted by Mr. Habib: http://www.mbshighway.com/nrep/dailyvideo.html
Stocks are down sharply and Bonds are higher as fears of going over the Fiscal Cliff mount. Today at 3 PM ET, discussions will resume on the Fiscal Cliff.
The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index came in better than expected at 51.6, solidly above the important 50 level, which indicates expansion in the economy. Included within the report were new orders, which surged nearly 9 points to 54.0. This forward looking number gives a positive outlook for future hiring.
More encouraging news on housing – Pending Home Sales were up 1.7% for November…pretty strong considering Super Storm Sandy. Housing continues to shine as a bright spot.
Looking at the charts – the S&P 500 has broken below a level of support at the 50-Day Moving Average (MA). The next support level is quite a bit lower at the 200-Day MA around 1390. Mortgage Backed Securities have broken above their double layer of resistance at the 50 and 25-Day MAs…let’s see if they can close the day above these levels. We recommend starting the day floating, but we will listen closely for any news on the Fiscal Cliff as it will take precedence over technical analysis. Any resolution or Band-Aid will likely cause a rally in Stocks at the expense of Bonds.
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The above information was compiled and distributed by San Diego Residential Mortgage Specialist, Jason E Gordon in an effort to provide transparency regarding true mortgage rate activity and market guidance to consumers and professionals interested in this activity.
As a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and Certified Mortgage Coach (CMC), Jason E Gordon utilizes his advanced training to examine a prospective Client's complete financial picture, while carefully listening to their overall goals. If it is mutually agreed that a new loan makes sense to pursue, Jason strives to make the entire loan process as seamless as possible. He truly believes that providing open communication and patient educational guidance to his Clients and Business Alliances has been a pivotal component to building his business, while enhancing his reputation in the Mortgage Industry as a Trusted Advisor. Visit www.jasongordon.net or www.ApprovingSD.com or more information.
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