You may not want to wait too long on home prices coming down

If you’re waiting for home prices to come down or interest rates to improve a bit more; I hope you’ll read an article recently penned by David Stevens: A Reminder: Home Prices Always Rise Over Time | LinkedIn

David has an extensive background in the mortgage industry, including serving as the Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). [Read more…]

Mortgage Rates Improved!

Mortgage interest rates are having one of their best days in months following the CPI report released this morning showing better than expected data on inflation. Yes, inflation is still high but this morning’s report indicates that it may be starting to correct. [Read more…]

Freddie Mac PMMS: Mortgage Rates on the Rise

Freddie Mac’s Prime Mortgage Market Survey illustrates how mortgage interest rates have continued to push higher. The graph below is based on an average from last week so the rates are “expired”. This graph is to just give you an idea of how mortgage rates are trending.  NOTE: Please click here for current mortgage rates for your personal scenario.

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Mortgage Rates slightly improved

NOTE: Rates posted below are expired. For current rates on homes located anywhere in Washington state, please click here.

Freddie Mac’s Prime Mortgage Market Survey released this morning shows that mortgage rates have been slightly improving.


It’s important to note that this data is from last week and that these rates are not current. This graph merely illustrates the movement of interest rates over the 12 months. The bottom row actually dates back to 1970. [Read more…]

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. NOTE: Rates posted below are EXPIRED – for current mortgage rates based on your personal scenario for homes located in Washington state, please click here.

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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!

Big Day with the Fed! [LIVE POST]

20140504_210758It’s been a while since I’ve done a live post. I think today calls for a live post since the FOMC is meeting and it’s highly anticipated they will decide to increase rates. Mortgage rates have been steadily climbing since mid-November following the elections. There are several factors that are influencing the upward move in rates, including what appears to be a better economy along with signs of inflation. [Read more…]