Mortgage Rates Drop Lower

20190627pmmsFreddie Mac released their weekly mortgage rate update, Prime Mortgage Market Survey, which illustrates just how low mortgage rates have dropped recently.

Mortgage interest rates are at their lowest levels since November 2016. From Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, Sam Khater:

“While the industrial and trade related economic data continues to dominate the news, the drop in mortgage rates over the last two months is already being felt in the housing market. Through late June, home purchase applications improved by five percentage points compared to the previous month. In the near-term, we expect the housing market to continue to improve from both a sales and price perspective.”

Homeowners with rates in the mid-4’s or higher and those with FHA or private mortgage insurance have been taking advantage of the economic situation and refinancing into lower mortgage payments. Mortgage rates are based on mortgage backed securities (bonds) and change throughout the day. Should the trade tensions ease, we will likely see mortgage rates quickly bounce back up… not that they were “high” before… they just weren’t this LOW!

So…if you would like to drop your mortgage payment, you need to be able to LOCK in the current low interest rates. That means starting a loan application or getting a detailed rate quote scenario to see if refinancing makes sense.

If your home is located anywhere in Washington state, where I’m licensed, I am happy to help you with your refi or home purchase.

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