Mortgage Rate Update 5/1/2009


In anticipation of the announcement of favorable new Fed actions, mortgage rates moved lower early in the week. Some investors were looking for the Fed to expand its purchases of Treasury securities, which would be positive for mortgage rates. Those investors were disappointed, however, as the Fed announced no new initiatives. The Fed made no change in rates, holding the fed funds rate close to zero. According to the Fed, the economic outlook has “improved modestly” since the March 18 meeting. A lack of new Fed programs and confirmation of improved economic prospects pushed mortgage rates higher.

For expert assistance with your financing needs, call our in-house mortgage executive, Rick Cannavaro, at (203) 672-2706.

Here are this week’s rates:

Friday, May 1st, 2009

All rate quotes are for a 60-day lock with 0 points, 5% down payment, and a 720 FICO score.

Conforming limits are up to a $417,000 loan limit*

30 yr conforming fixed: rate = 4.875% APR = 5.150%

15 yr conforming fixed: rate = 4.625% APR = 4.850%

7/1 yr conforming ARM: rate = 5.125% APR = 5.625%

5/1 yr conforming ARM: rate = 4.875% APR = 5.120%

30 yr FHA Fixed : rate = 4.875% APR = 5.148%

30 yr CHFA w/ 1 pt : rate = 5.000% APR = 5.275%


Jumbo loan limits range from $417,001 to $1,000,000*

30 yr jumbo fixed: rate = 5.750% APR = 6.032%

15 yr jumbo fixed: rate = 5.375% APR = 5.632%

7/1 yr jumbo ARM: rate = **** APR = ****


CHFA (Connecticut Housing Finance Authority) rates for the week of April 30 – May 6, 2009

Homebuyer Mortgage Plan:
Interest rate: 5.000 % (APR range 5.100 – 5.500%)
Fees: Up to One Point (1% Origination Fee) * Payable to Lender
Term – 30 years, fixed rate

Downpayment Assistance Program (DAP)
(Rate listed is for DAP loans with Homebuyer Mortgage Program financing.)

Interest rate: 5.000 % (APR range 5.100 – 5.500%)
Fees: Up to $200 Application Fee * Payable to Lender
Term – 30 years, fixed rate

(NOTE: If at any time the interest rate for the Homebuyer Mortgage Program exceeds 6%, the DAP interest rate will be capped at 6%.)

* Additional fees may apply

*Conforming loan limits listed above are for a single-family owner occupied residence.
Courtesy of
The Harriman Team and William Raveis Mortgage

*All rates are subject to change. Minimum down payment and credit score requirements may apply. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified .

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