What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: May 20, 2013

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There was no economic data released today or scheduled for Tuesday.

On Wednesday, we’ll have the minutes from the last Fed meeting which may cause rates to move based on the clues found in the minutes and how bond traders interpret them. 

Here are the economic indicators scheduled to be released this week:

Wednesday, May 22: Existing Home Sales; FOMC Minutes

Thursday, May 23: Initial Jobless Claims; New Home Sales

Friday, May 24: Durable Goods Orders

Don’t forget, Monday, May 27, 2013 is Memorial Day and most offices will be closed.

Mortgage rates are still historically very low… however over the past couple weeks, they have been trending higher.

Today I quoted 3.750% (apr 3.828) for a 30 year fixed rate priced at “par” (0.141% in discount points – no origination points) based on a sales price of $500,000 with a 20% down payment and credit scores of 740 or higher. The principal and interest payment for this Seattle area home buyer is $1,852.46.

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