Mortgage / Finance

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Trending blogs on Mortgage / Finance

 

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) flat today at 103.25 having closed 157 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 4.00% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.00%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or t...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Initial Jobless Claims rose 3k from the previous week's numbers, going from 219k to 222k. However, the previous week's numbers were revised higher by 1k (218k to 219k). Stocks are trading in Positive Territory this morning. There was a more positive tone today, ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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HIGH RATIO fixed term best discounted rates & posted rates as of June 11, 2019 Terms                           Posted Rates                Preferred Rates 6 mos                          3.34%                          3.30%1 year                          3.59%                          3.19%2 year ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Who are You Calling DUMB?”    A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, "This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you."The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, "Which do you w...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Term Posted Rate Preferred  Rate Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.59% 3.19% Fixed 2 Year 3.74% 3.14% Fixed 3 Year 3.89% 2.89% Fixed 4 Year 3.94% 3.07% Fixed 5 Year 5.34% 2.89% Fixed 7 Year 5.80% 3.14% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.19% Variable 2.90% Prime 3.95% Benchmark 5.34%

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The Consumer Priced Index rose only 0.1% in May, which it's YoY dropped from 2.0% to 1.8%. The Core CPI (excluding food and energy) also rose only 0.1%. It's YoY dropped from 2.1% to 2.0%. Stocks are trading in Negative Territory, despite the lower Consumer Infl...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 1.79%* CANHOU 12/15/24 [+0.09]   ‌ 10 Year - 1.96% CANHOU 09/15/29 [+0.08]   * denotes interpolated rate GoC 5 Year - 1.39% CAN 2.25 03/01/24 [+0.10]   ‌ 10 Year - 1.50% CAN 2.0 06/01/28 [+0.10] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured c...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: NFIB Small Business, which measures the confidence among Small Businesses, rose from 103.5 in April to 105.0 in May. Producer Priced Index, which measures inflation on the Wholesale sector, rose 0.1% in May. However, it's YoY dropped from 2.2% to 1.8%, further i...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Due to the recent decline in the 30-year mortgage, refinancing your current mortgage could be beneficial to a large portion of mortgage holders. Black Knight reports that there are nearly seven million Americans that hold a mortgage that can now refinance at a lower rate of at least a 0.75% diffe...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) down 19 basis points today at 103.16 having closed 149 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 4.125% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%. Whether in New England, the...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
Comments 1
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Nothing to report on the Economic Calendar today. Stocks are Up this morning after it was announced over the weekend that the US and Mexico reached an agreement over the migration issue, so the US will not impose sanctions. Steven Mnuchin and PBC's Yi Gang had r...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 3
“There are Options when You Can’t Find the Right Home”  Mr. Petrowsky,Unfortunately we can’t find a single family home we can afford. It has been over 6 months, but no luck. It is time for us to move in a different direction. When we met we discussed our comfort level for a mortgage payment compa...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“House Flipping not Always Successful”  Mr. PetrowskyBarbara XXXXXX gave me your contact information, I met her at the closing, as she purchased and you handled the mortgage for her. This was a property that I flipped and had on the market for 9 months. The truth is I barely broke even so I’m not...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 1
 And the survey says: 75,000 jobs created in May, well below the 180,000 expected. Downward revisions to March and April erased 75,000 jobs from what was previously reported. Job growth is averaging 164,000 in 2019, down from 229,000 over the same period in 2018. The unemployment rate remained st...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
And the survey says: 75,000 jobs created in May, well below the 180,000 expected. Downward revisions to March and April erased 75,000 jobs from what was previously reported. Job growth is averaging 164,000 in 2019, down from 229,000 over the same period in 2018. The unemployment rate remained ste...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Comments 0
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 1.70%* CANHOU 12/15/24 [-0.01]   ‌ 10 Year - 1.88% CANHOU 09/15/29 [-0.01]   * denotes interpolated rate GoC 5 Year - 1.29% CAN 2.25 03/01/24 [-0.01]   ‌ 10 Year - 1.40% CAN 2.0 06/01/28 [-0.01] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured c...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Comments 0
Mortgage backed securities (MBS) up 12 basis points today at 103.34 having closed 168 points above support offered by the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 4.125% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.125%. Whether in New England, the M...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Not All Mortgages are Cookie Cutter”   Joe, I screwed up, what do you know about Zillow mortgage? Since the property I was selling was posted on Zillow, they offered doing a mortgage for me. So, stupidly I spoke to someone and actually started the process of doing a mortgage application. This pr...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Nonfarm Payroll really disappointed in May, as only 75k new jobs were created. Also, there were revisions from the previous 2 months, which were lowered by 75k combined. Unemployment remained unchanged at 3.6%. Average Hourly Earnings rose 0.2% in May. Wholesale...

By Mike Bjork
(CMG Financial)
Comments 0
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Initial Jobless Claims rose this week from 215k from previous week to 218k. These are still low numbers, which is why Investors shrugged off the ADP number yesterday. They're anticipating approximately 190k new jobs for tomorrow's BLS' report. Q1 Productivity wa...