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15-yr Fixed 4.02% 4.08%
1-yr Adj 3.86% 3.89%
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Mortgage News:
 
MBS RECAP: Limited Reaction to Powell Testimony; Stocks
7/17/2018 4:18 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryFed Chair Powell fielded questions from the Senate Banking Committee today as a part of the 2-day semi-annual congressional testimony often referred to as the Humphrey Hawkins address. These testimonies have plenty of street cred based on past examples where they've caused big ...Read More
 
Same Old Story For Mortgage Rates
7/17/2018 3:36 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were generally unchanged today, prolonging an exceptionally flat trend. Over the past 3 weeks, the average mortgage seeker will not have seen a change in the interest rate attached to their loan. Changes have come instead from the upfront costs associated with any gi...Read More
 
Builder Confidence: Strong but Unchanged, Material Costs Rising
7/17/2018 9:47 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireAs analysts had expected, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) remained at 68 this month. The reading still indicates a strong level of builder confidence in the new home market, but the HMI has been relatively static for months, moving within a tw...Read More
 
Builders Heeding Advice to Go West. Or South
7/17/2018 9:02 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has plucked more information from the Census Bureau"s Survey of Construction (SOC), this time to paint a portrait of the state of residential permitting nationwide. Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington writes in NAHB"s Eye on Housing blog that permits fo...Read More
 
MBS Day Ahead: 2018 Rate Hike Odds Provide Backdrop For Powell Testimony
7/17/2018 8:47 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryFed Chair Powell begins 2 days of semi annual congressional testimony today with the Senate Banking Committee at 10am. In recent years, this testimony has devolved into laughable political theater, mostly. That said, today's has a few redeeming qualities. First off, the Senate ...Read More
 
Sales and Broker Products; Freddie and Fannie Updates
7/17/2018 7:52 AM
Posted To: Pipeline Press“What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.” While you ruminate on that one, there continues to be evidence and reminders that potential home buyers are having trouble coming up with “skin in the game,” aka, ...Read More
 
MBS RECAP: Slightly More Active Than a Typical Summertime Monday
7/16/2018 4:52 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentarySummertime Mondays are notorious for light volume and seemingly random trading. Today was a slightly more active than normal in that regard, largely due to the presence of top tier data (Retail Sales) and a geopolitical event in the form of the Trump/Putin summit. The latter was ne...Read More
 
Mortgage Rates Edge Higher
7/16/2018 3:11 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates fell to their lowest levels since late May as of last Friday. Today, then, would be the 2nd best day since late May. Rates edged slightly higher to begin the new week as bond markets (which underlie rates) came under modest pressure for several relatively inconsequen...Read More
 
MBS Week Ahead: Another Week, Another Chance to Run Same Old Play
7/16/2018 8:05 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryThis is the off-season for bonds, but they still have to show up for the game every day. The coaching staff (aka the traders turning the cogs of the underlying bond market) have been running the same play every day since June 27th . It's a play that's been working on both o...Read More
 
Broker Products; Blockchain Transaction; Input on DACA Loans
7/16/2018 7:50 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressWhen Costco rolled out its mortgage option to members, many lenders were very concerned. But despite great potential, Costco/First Choice has not become the #1 lender in America. I heard something interesting last week: Costco doesn’t make much money selling pr...Read More




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Mortgage News:
 
MBS RECAP: Limited Reaction to Powell Testimony; Stocks
7/17/2018 4:18 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryFed Chair Powell fielded questions from the Senate Banking Committee today as a part of the 2-day semi-annual congressional testimony often referred to as the Humphrey Hawkins address. These testimonies have plenty of street cred based on past examples where they've caused big ...Read More
 
Same Old Story For Mortgage Rates
7/17/2018 3:36 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were generally unchanged today, prolonging an exceptionally flat trend. Over the past 3 weeks, the average mortgage seeker will not have seen a change in the interest rate attached to their loan. Changes have come instead from the upfront costs associated with any gi...Read More
 
Builder Confidence: Strong but Unchanged, Material Costs Rising
7/17/2018 9:47 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireAs analysts had expected, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) remained at 68 this month. The reading still indicates a strong level of builder confidence in the new home market, but the HMI has been relatively static for months, moving within a tw...Read More
 
Builders Heeding Advice to Go West. Or South
7/17/2018 9:02 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has plucked more information from the Census Bureau"s Survey of Construction (SOC), this time to paint a portrait of the state of residential permitting nationwide. Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington writes in NAHB"s Eye on Housing blog that permits fo...Read More
 
MBS Day Ahead: 2018 Rate Hike Odds Provide Backdrop For Powell Testimony
7/17/2018 8:47 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryFed Chair Powell begins 2 days of semi annual congressional testimony today with the Senate Banking Committee at 10am. In recent years, this testimony has devolved into laughable political theater, mostly. That said, today's has a few redeeming qualities. First off, the Senate ...Read More
 
Sales and Broker Products; Freddie and Fannie Updates
7/17/2018 7:52 AM
Posted To: Pipeline Press“What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.” While you ruminate on that one, there continues to be evidence and reminders that potential home buyers are having trouble coming up with “skin in the game,” aka, ...Read More
 
MBS RECAP: Slightly More Active Than a Typical Summertime Monday
7/16/2018 4:52 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentarySummertime Mondays are notorious for light volume and seemingly random trading. Today was a slightly more active than normal in that regard, largely due to the presence of top tier data (Retail Sales) and a geopolitical event in the form of the Trump/Putin summit. The latter was ne...Read More
 
Mortgage Rates Edge Higher
7/16/2018 3:11 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates fell to their lowest levels since late May as of last Friday. Today, then, would be the 2nd best day since late May. Rates edged slightly higher to begin the new week as bond markets (which underlie rates) came under modest pressure for several relatively inconsequen...Read More
 
MBS Week Ahead: Another Week, Another Chance to Run Same Old Play
7/16/2018 8:05 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryThis is the off-season for bonds, but they still have to show up for the game every day. The coaching staff (aka the traders turning the cogs of the underlying bond market) have been running the same play every day since June 27th . It's a play that's been working on both o...Read More
 
Broker Products; Blockchain Transaction; Input on DACA Loans
7/16/2018 7:50 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressWhen Costco rolled out its mortgage option to members, many lenders were very concerned. But despite great potential, Costco/First Choice has not become the #1 lender in America. I heard something interesting last week: Costco doesn’t make much money selling pr...Read More




Today's Rates

Mtg Loan Rate APR
30-yr Fixed 4.53% 4.56%
15-yr Fixed 4.02% 4.08%
1-yr Adj 3.86% 3.89%
* national averages