Mortgage Rates on the Rise

Mortgage interest rates have been pushing higher with the Fed pulling out of buying mortgage-backed securities and inflation. Check out Freddie Mac’s latest Prime Mortgage Market Survey that was published this morning.


From the PMMS:

“Mortgage rates rose across all mortgage loan types, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increasing by almost a quarter of a percent from last week,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “This was driven by the prospect of a faster than expected tightening of monetary policy in response to continued inflation exacerbated by uncertainty in labor and supply chains. The rise in mortgage rates so far this year has not yet affected purchase demand, but given the fast pace of home price growth, it will likely dampen demand in the near future.”

Mortgage rates are still historically low… just not as “artificially sweet” as they have been due to the Fed’s support. If we continue to see signs of inflation, mortgage rates will most likely continue to trend higher.

If you are preapproved for a mortgage to buy a home, you may want to contact your mortgage professional to get an updated scenario with current rates. If you have been considering refinancing, you may want to make that move sooner than later. If your home is located anywhere in Washington state, where I’m licensed, I am happy to help you with your mortgage needs! Click here for a no-hassle mortgage rate quote.

Mortgage Rates at an All Time Low

Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage rate survey, Prime Mortgage Market Survey (aka PMMS) revealed the lowest mortgage rates since Freddie Mac started tracking interest rates in 1971.

“The size and depth of the secondary mortgage market is helping to keep rates at record lows. These low rates are driving higher refinance activity and have modestly helped improve purchase demand from their extremely low levels in mid-April,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist.

Remember, Freddie Mac’s PMMS report is based on mortgage rates from last week. Last week’s rates are old news and no longer available…although with that said, mortgage rates are still extremely low right now

We are open for business and here to help you with your refinance or home buying needs for homes located in Washington state. Please contact me if I can help you! Click here for a no-hassle mortgage rate quote or here to start a loan application.

Mortgage Interest Rates at Historic Lows

Freddie Mac released their weekly mortgage interest rate survey showing that mortgage rates have continued to trend lower.

Tomorrow we have the Jobs Report being released which tends to impact the direction of mortgage rates as it’s an indicator of inflation. Inflation is the “arch enemy” to bonds, like mortgage backed securites, and therefore tends to drive mortgage rates higher. Stay tuned!

Freddie’s PMMS is based on an average of mortgage rates from last week‘s applications for purchases with 20 percent down with excellent credit. Being the rates shared in this report are from last week, they are technically “expired” as mortgage rates change constantly – sometimes several times a day…especially in volatile markets. The PMMS is a great tool for seeing trends and where mortgage rates have been. It’s not a good tool for where rates are “right now”.

If you would like to know where mortgage rates are right now based on your personal scenario for a refi or purchase for homes located anywhere in Washington state, I’m happy to help you!

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PMMS Jan 14 2016The Prime Mortgage Market Survey reports that last week, the 30 year fixed averaged 3.92 percent with an average 0.6 point.  The week prior, the reported average was 3.97 percent. A drop in rate of 0.05%.

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MortgagePorter-JobsReportWelcome to my first post of 2016! I hope you and yours had a wonderful New Year holiday.

This week may not seem like there is a lot in store for economic indicators that influence the direction of mortgage rates…however, Friday features this years first Jobs Report.

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Freddie Mac report reveals lowest mortgage rates of 2014

Every week, Freddie Mac releases their Prime Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) based on a survey a mix of 125 lenders on what committed mortgage rates and points were during the previous week. Based on Freddie Mac’s report, the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.80 percent with an average 0.6 points. This is down from last week when it averaged 3.93 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year averaged 4.47 percent.

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