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  • Mortgage Rates: BestEx on Edge

    by AQ on July 13 2011, 3:42 PM
    Home loan borrowing costs moved slightly lower today. This is the fourth consecutive day where borrowing costs have declined in the primary mortgage market. With this positive progress, we're now teetering on a shift lower in Best Execution* quotes.....
  • Mortgage Rates: Third Rally in a Row

    by Matthew Graham on July 12 2011, 4:05 PM
    The significant reversal in loan pricing that began after Friday's jobs report is starting to level off. On average, the costs charged by lenders on "Best Execution" rate quotes moved slightly lower today, although "Best Execution" rates themselves are...
  • Mortgage Rates: Better Here, Not Everywhere

    by AQ on July 11 2011, 5:11 PM
    The primary mortgage market has been a roller coaster ride lately. Best Execution* quotes have been all over the place. Just 10 sessions ago, after setting new year-to-date lows, home loan borrowing costs started shifting in an unfavorable direction....
  • How Did the Employment Report Impact Mortgage Rates?

    by AQ on July 08 2011, 3:07 PM
    Seven days ago mortgage rates were in a precarious position. Home loan borrowing costs had spiked and the lock/float environment was shifting in an unfavorable direction. That outlook carried over into this week but never really developed, instead we...
  • Mortgage Rates: High-Risk Event Tomorrow

    by Matthew Graham on July 07 2011, 3:49 PM
    Markets fired an early warning shot today, hinting at the high-risk nature of tomorrow's jobs data. Although the actual note rate you're being quoted may not have changed, the closing costs involved with obtaining that rate may be significantly higher...
  • Mortgage Rates: Understanding the Risks

    by Matthew Graham on July 06 2011, 2:48 PM
    Today brought a second day of mild recovery for mortgage rates. Last week, the Current Market Best-Execution mortgage rate rose somewhat abruptly after repeatedly failing to improve ( READ MORE ). Although today's improvements don't bring the Best-Ex...
  • Mortgage Rates: High-Risk Event on Friday

    by AQ on July 05 2011, 3:55 PM
    After failing on repeated occasions to extend a two-month rally, mortgage rates took the path of least resistance last week: UP. The BestEx levee burst and the mortgage rates rose... CURRENT MARKET *: The "Best Execution" conventional 30-year fixed mortgage...
  • Mortgage Rates: Decision Time Again

    by AQ on July 01 2011, 12:53 PM
    After failing on repeated occasions to extend a two-month rally, mortgage rates took the path of least resistance this week: UP The BestEx levee burst . In the chart of Consumer Rate Quotes below, if the line is moving up, closing costs are rising. If...
  • Mortgage Rates: Risking Another Move Higher

    by Matthew Graham on June 30 2011, 3:58 PM
    Volatility attacked on Tuesday and attacked again today. For the second time this week, home loan borrowing costs have risen about as much as they can without negatively impacting the CURRENT MARKET Best Execution Mortgage Rates. The abrupt jump in cost...
  • Mortgage Rates: BestEx Levee Bursts

    by AQ on June 29 2011, 3:45 PM
    Volatility attacks! Home loan borrowing costs rose about as much as they could yesterday without having it negatively impact CURRENT MARKET Best Execution Mortgage Rate quotes. Unfortunately borrowing costs rose further today. And the levee burst.......
  • Mortgage Rates: Volatility Attacks!

    by AQ on June 28 2011, 5:56 PM
    Home loan borrowing costs rose about as much as they could today without having it negatively impact CURRENT MARKET Best-Execution Mortgage Rate quotes. That means if you were being quoted a CURRENT MARKET "Best Execution" note rate yesterday, your closing...
  • Mortgage Rates: Indecisive Attitudes

    by AQ on June 27 2011, 4:14 PM
    We're back to and maybe even setting new year-to-date mortgage rate lows right now. These positive developments follow a short period of stagnation where volatility in the secondary mortgage market kept us on edge, but never really amounted to much on...
  • Mortgage Rates: Yep. Lows of Year

    by AQ on June 24 2011, 4:07 PM
    We're back to and maybe even setting new year-to-date mortgage rate lows right now. These positive developments follow a short period of stagnation where volatility in the secondary mortgage market kept us on edge, but never really amounted to much on...
  • Mortgage Rates: Back to Best Levels of Year

    by AQ on June 23 2011, 3:18 PM
    Some stored energy was released today. Loan pricing improved. And now we're back to the best mortgage rate levels of the year. These positive developments follow a short period of stagnation where volatility in the secondary market kept us on the edge...
  • Mortgage Rates: Stuck in Defensive Stance

    by Matthew Graham on June 22 2011, 3:41 PM
    Home loan borrowing costs today recovered a portion of the increases they experienced on Monday and Tuesday. Once again these slight cost improvements came amidst a volatile backdrop. These are generally not favorable conditions for rate watchers as volatility...
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