Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Phoenix Home Mortgage Interest Rate Update and Recommendation Oct 27th, 2009 - FLOAT or LOCK?

Current Pricing of FNMA 30 Year 4.5% Bond: $100.66
+41 bps (Prior Close – $100.25)

Market Update: Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) pricing is higher today from yesterdays close. MBS prices are up after the announcement of a well-received auction of $44 Billion in 2-year Treasury Notes. With MBS prices moving higher today, Phoenix home mortgage interest rates move lower.

Economic News: Consumer Confidence came in worse than expected at 47.7 vs. 53.5 estimated by economists. The weak labor market is undoubtedly the cause for lower consumer confidence. Also in the news, the Senate could be voting as early as tonight to extend the $8,000 First Time Homebuyer tax credit. If this bill is passed, it will then go to the House on Thursday for approval.

Recommendation: FLOAT

For information on home loan refinancing or purchasing your home, contact The Krushinsky Team at 602-695-7575 or email david.krushinsky@wjbradley.com.

In order to receive the best home loan rates, knowing when to float or lock your interest rate is crucial. Our recommendation doesn't apply to all scenarios, so if you have questions about your home loan, please contact us directly.

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