Professional Home Staging and Photography Blog: December 2008

The Daily Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory - December 8, 2008

My Lock Advice for Today:

If I were considering financing/refinancing a home, I would...

  • Lock if my closing was taking place within 7 days
  • Lock if my closing was taking place within 8 and 20 days
  • Float if my closing was taking place between 21 and 60 days
  • Float if my closing was taking place over 60 days from now

This is only my opinion of what I would do if I were financing a home. It is only an opinion and cannot be guaranteed to be in the best interest of any or all other borrowers.

Interest rates are based on numerous economic, financial and credit based factors that adjust daily. In addition, lenders can vary on qualification criteria from program to program. If you like the rate today, the safe bet is to lock. Even if rates improve, they wouldn't improve enough in the short term to make you cry about it. But if you are an ardent market bear, and accept the risk of negative mortgage headlines, and believe the economy will just get more bad news next week, and you have the money to risk, you may benefit from floating. Just remember, it always seems more painful to have not locked when you should have as opposed to locking and then watching rates get a little better.

 

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Lew Corcoran, ASP®, IAHSP, IAHSP-CB
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Comment balloon 0 commentsLew Corcoran, ASP® • December 08 2008 10:10AM
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