Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FLOAT OR LOCK? Daily Market Update and Recommendation - Nov 18th, 2009

Current Pricing of FNMA 30 Year 4.5% Bond: $101.66
-9 bps (Prior Close – $101.75)

Market Update: Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) pricing is lower today from yesterday's close. Once again MBS prices look to be poised to go lower and there is significantly more risk to float versus locking. A decrease in Bond prices will result in higher home financing rates for borrowers.

Economic News: Consumer Price Index, which measures consumer inflation, showed some signs of inflation at the consumer level. Also in the news, Housing Starts and Building Permits came in weaker than expected.

Recommendation: LOCK

Contact The Krushinsky Team at 602-695-7575 or email to find out how to take advantage of today's best loan rates.

The decision to float or lock your interest rate can save, or cost, you thousands of dollars over the life of your new mortgage. Our recommendation doesn't apply to all borrowers, so if you have questions please contact us directly.

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