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Weekly Update - 11/16/18

November 16th, 2018 11:22 AM by T. Fanning



Hi, I hope you had a great week!

Rates were down again this week! Next week will be shortened due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday schedule, but we still have a good number of relevant economic reports set for release. There is nothing of importance scheduled for Monday, so we are expecting weekend news, particularly Brexit-related, to drive trading as the new week starts.*

We offer Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo and regular construction financing. Some of our niches include: 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: 11/16/18

Friday's bond market has opened in positive territory as the rally continues. The major stock indexes are mixed but fairly calm with the Dow up 22 points and the Nasdaq down 28 points. The bond market is currently up 7/32 (3.08%), which should improve this morning's mortgage rates by approximately .125 of a discount point.

Today's only relevant economic data was October's Industrial Production data at 9:15 AM ET. It revealed a 0.1% rise in output at U.S. factories, mines and utilities, falling short of the 0.3% increase that was expected. The weaker level of production is favorable news for bonds and mortgage rates. However, this is only a moderately important report. This means that the data is making a very small contribution to this morning's bond gains.

Next week will be shortened due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday schedule, but we still have a good number of relevant economic reports set for release. There is nothing of importance scheduled for Monday, so we are expecting weekend news, particularly Brexit-related, to drive trading as the new week starts. Look for details on next week's mortgage-relevant events and the holiday trading schedule 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...
Lock 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 November 16th, 2018 11:22 AM

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