What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: November 4, 2013

MortgagePorter-JobsReportMortgage rates continue to be at very low levels. Although they’re not at the lows from May, Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Market Survey reports that mortgage rates have been trending lower for the last four months. If you missed the refi-boat a few months ago, this may be your second chance. You may want to contact a local licensed mortgage professional for an updated mortgage rate quote (if your home is located anywhere in Washington state, I’m happy to help you).

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Mortgage Rate Update for the week of November 26, 2012

Happy Cyber Monday! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends. 

Here are some of the scheduled economic indicators that may impact mortgage rates for this week:

Tuesday, Nov. 27: Durable Goods Orders; Auto Sales; Consumer Confidence

Wednesday, Nov. 28: New Home Sales; the Fed’s Beige Book

Thursday, Nov. 29: Initial Jobless Claims; Gross Domestic Product (GDP); GDP Chain Deflator; Pending Home Sales

Friday, Nov. 30: Personal Consumption Expenditures and Core PCE; Personal Income; Personal Spending; Chicago PMI

It’s hard to believe that next week is December. As usual, the first Friday of the month will bring us the Jobs Report.

Remember, mortgage rates are based on mortgage backed securities (bonds). Investors will seek the safety of bonds when the stock market is not providing desired returns. Currently, the DOW is down 72 as I write this post (9:56 am). Concerns about Greece and the “Fiscal Cliff” seem to be helping all ready low mortgage rates remain at very low levels.

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