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Information in this post is provided by Greg Wickstrand, Home Loan Consultant for HomeServices Lending. He is a guest blogger who provides us information from a lender’s perspective. For additional posts by Greg, please visit his BLOG.
What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates this Week: July 6, 2010
By: Greg Wickstrand
Mortgage markets improved last week as economic data revealed a slowing U.S. economy.
Major stock indices fell to 2010 lows in response to a weak jobs report among other data points, forcing worldwide investors into the relative safety of U.S. government-backed bonds. This category includes mortgage-backed bonds and the extra demand helped to drop rates.
Once again, mortgage rates improved and Freddie Mac is reporting new all-time lows on three popular, conforming loan products:
- The 30-year fixed rate mortgage
- The 15-year fixed rate mortgage
- The 5-year adjustable rate mortgage
Low rates mean low payments and you can’t know your options until you ask.
This week, mortgage rates may move slowly. There’s very little data set for release because markets were closed Monday in observance of Independence Day, and because the second calendar week of a month is traditionally data-slow. Read the rest of this entry »