Mortgage Rate Updates 6/11/10


Global economic news was the primary influence on US mortgage markets this week. While the US data released during the week was mixed, an improved economic outlook in many other countries was unfavorable for bond markets. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little higher.

In recent weeks, mortgage rates have fallen to the lowest levels in decades. This has occurred, in part, due to the economic troubles in Europe, which reduced the willingness of investors to hold risky assets such as stocks. During periods of uncertainty, it’s common for investors to seek a higher level of relatively safer assets, including US mortgage-backed securities (MBS). On Thursday, however, a series of global headlines from Europe, Asia, and Australia contained positive news for economic growth, which caused investors to move back toward riskier assets and out of bonds. The stock market rallied, and mortgage rates moved higher.

On Thursday, lawmakers introduced a proposal which, if passed, will extend the “close-by” deadline to receive the homebuyer tax credit from June 30 to September 30. The legislation doesn’t affect who may qualify for the tax credit. To qualify, you still must have signed a contract by April 30, but it will relieve some of the pressure to close by June 30. Buyers who had not expected to close by June 30 may now be able to qualify.

For expert assistance with your financing needs, call Michele Poulin, Retail Sales Manager at Wells Fargo, (203) 440-3745.

Here are this week’s rates:

Friday, June 11th, 2010

All rate quotes are for a 60-day lock with 0 points and a 720 FICO score.

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

30 yr conforming fixed: rate = 4.875% APR = 5.065%

15 yr conforming fixed: rate = 4.250% APR = 4.573%

5/1 yr conforming FHA ARM: rate = 3.625% APR = 3.324%

5/1 yr conforming ARM: rate = 3.750% APR = 3.765%

30 yr FHA Fixed : rate = 4.875 APR = 5.630%

30 yr CHFA w/ 1 pt : rate = 4.375% APR = (see below)


CHFA (Connecticut Housing Finance Authority) rates for the week of June 10 – June 16 , 2010

Homebuyer Mortgage Plan:

Interest rate: 4.250 % (APR range 4.350 – 4.750%)

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: 4.250 % (APR range 4.350 – 4.750%)

Fees: Up to $2000 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 Harriman Real Estate LLC and Wells Fargo Home 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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