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Weekly Update - 5/22/20

May 22nd, 2020 12:38 PM by T. Fanning



Hi,

Rates were up a smidgen this week, but still near all-time lows! 
Next week has a fairly large number of economic reports and other events scheduled that may influence mortgage rates. Some of the data is of less importance than others but there is at least one item scheduled each day, including Tuesday when the markets reopen.*

We offer Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo and regular construction financing. Some of our niches include: Chenoa Fund loans; FHA and VA 1x Close Construction-Perm; 1% Down Conventional Program; 1.50% Down FHA Advantage Program; CHFA Financing; Down Payment Protection program; HomeStyle renovation program; and a jumbo, 5% down program. We also can do hobby farms, Ag properties and Alt-A (stated income, verified assets for self-employed borrowers)! To see a detailed list of programs, visit our website:  www.hlmcolorado.com/mortgageprograms

As always, please let me know if I can help you/friends/family/potential buyers/borrowers!                

Last Updated: 5/22/20

Friday's bond market has opened in positive territory with stocks reacting to concerns about the U.S.-China relationship. The major stock indexes are looking to close out the week on a negative note, pushing the Dow down 150 points and the Nasdaq down 13 points. The bond market is currently up 8/32 (0.65%), but a little weakness in mortgage bonds late yesterday should keep this morning's mortgage rates very close to Thursday's early pricing.

There is nothing of relevance scheduled for release today. If we see a noticeable move in bond yields or an intraday revision to mortgage rates it will likely be a result of a move in stocks. Generally speaking, stock strength hurts bond prices, pushing yields and mortgage rates higher. On the other hand, if the major stock indexes extend this morning's losses, we could see a slight improvement in rates before today's early close in bonds.

The bond market will close at 2:00 PM today while stocks are set to trade a full session. All the U.S. markets will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday and will reopen for regular trading Tuesday morning. It is common to see a little pressure in bonds and mortgage related securities ahead of a long holiday weekend such as this one. That is usually caused by traders selling some holdings ahead of the holiday to protect themselves from events over the extended break.

Next week has a fairly large number of economic reports and other events scheduled that may influence mortgage rates. Some of the data is of less importance than others but there is at least one item scheduled each day, including Tuesday when the markets reopen. Look for details on the week's calendar in Sunday evening's weekly preview.

If I were considering financing/refinancing a home, I would....

Lock if my closing were taking place within 7 days...
Float if my closing were taking place between 8 and 20 days...
Float if my closing were taking place between 21 and 60 days...
Float if my closing were taking place over 60 days from now...

This is only my opinion of what I would do if I was financing a home. It is only an opinion and cannot be guaranteed to be in the best interest of all/any other borrowers.*

*http://www.hlmcolorado.com/DailyRateAdvisory




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Posted by T. Fanning on May 22nd, 2020 12:38 PM

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