What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: June 29, 2015

MortgagePorter-JobsReportMortgage backed securities are enjoying bump today with Greece back in the headlines. As I’m writing this post (9:25 am pst) the Dow  is down 229. This is a case where a bad news for the stock market = good news for mortgage rates.

On Friday, markets are closed (so is our office) for the holiday, so for the Jobs Report being released on Thursday. Short holiday weeks also tend to create more volatility with mortgage rates (and stocks) as there are often less traders working during a time when folks (traders) are likely to take a longer “holiday” weekend or vacation.

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

  • Monday, June 29: Pending Home Sales
  • Tuesday: June 30: S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index; Chicago PMI; Consumer Confidence
  • Wednesday, July 1: ADP National Employment Report; ISM Index
  • Thursday, July 2: The Jobs Report; Initial Jobless Claims
  • Friday, July 3: Markets are closed. Happy Independence Day!

I am expecting a reprice for the better at anytime – remember, mortgage rates change constantly. Sometimes several times a day. As I write this, 10:00 am on June 29, 2015, I’m quoting:

  • 30 year fixed: 4.000% (apr 4.132%) priced with 0.970 points with principal and interest (p&i) of $1,909.66.
  • 20 year fixed: 3.875% (apr 4.010%) priced with 0.562 points with p&i of $2,397.66.
  • 15 year fixed: 3.250% (apr 3.492%) priced with 1.075 points with p&i of $2,810.68.

Rates quoted above are based on a purchase in the greater Seattle – King County area with a sales price of $500,000, 20% down payment and a conventional loan amount of $400,000. The home buyers have excellent credit with credit scores of 740 or higher and the transaction is closing by August 6, 2015 or sooner.

Rates quoted are subject to credit approval and may change at any time. This is just a small sample of the mortgage rates and programs that I have available. If you would like me to provide you with a mortgage rate quote for your home purchase or refinance on your home located anywhere in Washington state, please click here.


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Here are some of the economic indicators scheduled for this week:

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

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mmsc 12th manIt feels like a “Blue Monday” following yesterday’s disappointing loss at SB49. With that said, one thing I am NOT disappointed with is our Seattle Seahawks. What a great season. Thank you Seahawks and thank you fellow 12s! I am looking forward to the Seattle Mariners…and then SB50!  I know this has nothing to do with mortgage rates. :)

Back to work…

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Last week the Fed formally wrapped up their aggressive buying of mortgage backed securities (QE) which helped to keep mortgage rates at such a low level over the past couple of years. This was not a surprise to the markets as the Fed had continuously reiterated their plans to end QE in October. Mortgage rates seem to be slowly trending higher.

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