The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Wellfleet MA for December 28, 2009
Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Wellfleet, MA.
What the Mortgage Backed Securities Market is Doing Today:
The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 99.85 this morning - the same as Friday's close.
The 4.0% MBS coupon is currently trading at 97.54 - down 10/32 from its opening this morning. Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage interest rates. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.125% - 0.375% worse in price this morning as compared to Friday.
Economic Reports, News, and Events Affecting Mortgage Interest Rates Today:
- There are no economic reports scheduled for release today.
In other news, the Feds will auction $44 billion in 2-Year Notes today; the results will be posted at 1 PM. The auction supply will weigh heavily on the bond and mortgage markets on mounting concern that demand from foreign central banks may lessen on concerns the US federal debt is too great. This could lead to higher mortgage interest rates.
What's Happening With Mortgage Interest Rates Today:
Moderate to High Volatility. As we saw last week, a shortened holiday trading week by no means translates into calmness in the mortgage market. The bond and mortgage markets will close early Thursday at 2 PM, and will be closed all day Friday in observance of New Years Day. This means that trades in mortgage backed securities will light during the latter part of the week. This raises the possibility of stronger reactions to surprises in the mortgage market from economic data than we normally would see.
There's not much room for MBS prices to move higher or for mortgage interest rates to move lower at the moment. Mortgage interest rates are still at historic lows. If you're happy with the rate being offered to you and don't want to risk mortgage interest rates moving higher, you should apply and lock in today. While there's still some room for MBS prices to tick higher, it's better to have locked when you should have floated than it is to float when you should have locked.
If you have not yet locked in your mortgage interest rate, please proceed with caution and maintain contact with your mortgage professional. Also, give very serious consideration to applying now and locking in before mortgage interest rates get worse.
My Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advice for Today:
If I were considering financing/refinancing a home, I would...
- Lock if my closing was taking place within the next 7 days
- Lock if my closing was taking place between 8 and 30 days
- Float if my closing was taking place between 31 and 45 days
- Float if my closing was taking place between 46 and 60 days
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.
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East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Lew Corcoran, ASP®, IAHSP, IAHSP-CB