DAILY MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE 10-17-18

Mortgage Rates continue in a sideways pattern, just above key technical levels while Stocks retreat after yesterday’s huge rally.

In housing news, both September Housing Starts and Building Permits declined from August while single-family starts also decreased.

The Mortgage Bankers Association reports that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to the highest level since February 2011. From a historical standpoint, rates are near the lower end of the spectrum.

I am recommending floating but be aware that the Fed minutes will be released this afternoon and could have an impact on the markets.

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone is isn’t trying. 

-Tony Robbins

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DAILY MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE 10-16-18

Higher Stock prices are capping any gains in the market as prices as well as yields are near unchanged.

The Labor Department reported a record high number of job openings in August as the sector continues to strengthen.

I am recommending floating, but Mortgage Rates are on shaky ground after the labor market report.

Don’t watch the clock; Do what it does. Keep going. 

-Sam Levenson

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DAILY MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE 10-15-18

Mortgage Rates begin the week modestly higher being supported by a weak Retail Sales report along with lower Stock prices.

In housing news, Trulia reports that price cuts for homes on the market in August hit their highest level since 2014.

With the Stock markets lower today, I am recommending floating.

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

-Milton Berle

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DAILY MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE 10-12-18

After the recent steep plunge, Stocks are rebounding this morning and are weighing on Rates.

Stock investors are looking for bargains after the mini-correction, which is always healthy given prices recently hit all-time highs.

Today I will continue to recommend floating.

Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now. 

-Audre Lorde

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DAILY MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE 10-11-18

Tame consumer prices in September are lifting rates while lowering yields this morning. Stocks have trimmed early morning losses on the lower inflation data.

Freddie Mac reports that mortgage rates rose this week and are now at seven-year highs, similar to what the Mortgage Bankers Association reported on Wednesday.

However, when looking at mortgage rates since 1971, they are on the low end of the spectrum.

I am recommending floating if rates can remain positive.

 

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

-Francis of Assisi

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DAILY MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE 10-10-18

Mortgage Rates are drifting a little lower, giving up some of yesterday’s gains thanks to year over year gains in wholesale or “Producer” inflation.

The Mortgage Bankers Association reports that mortgage rates rose in the latest week to levels not seen since February 2011.

I am recommending floating to start the day but be on guard for any sudden reversal in sentiment.

The meaning of Karma is intention. The intention behind the action is what matters.

-Bhagavad Gita

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DAILY MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE 10-09-18

Mortgage Rates begin the holiday shortened week near unchanged and off the worst levels as prices attempt to recuperate after last weeks plunge in prices and the rise in Mortgage Rates.

There were no economic reports due for release today.

To begin the week, I am recommending floating.

One customer well taken care of could be more valuable that $10,000 worth of advertising.

-Jim Rohn

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DAILY MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE 10-05-18

The solid September Jobs Report pushed Mortgage Rates are a bit lower this morning, despite a decline in the Stock markets.

Job growth slowed in September due to Hurricane Florence, but July and August were revised higher while the Unemployment Rate fell to a 50-year low.

Heading into the weekend, I am recommending locking until I can see some stabilization for Rates.

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.

-Jim Carey

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Tax Liens and Credit Reporting Changes

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Did you know that Tax Liens are no longer reported on credit reports? This means that, if you have a tax lien, your credit score could have increased dramatically

However, if you are looking to buy, the tax liens will likely be discovered in the loan underwriting process and/or through the Title Company’s search… Why is this important? Because if you still owe money on that tax lien, it will likely need to be paid and it could impact your cash reserve requirements, cash to close and could cause the loan not to close – ouch!

Let me know if you have any questions and if you want to learn more about how to potentially remove tax liens, click here: How to remove tax liens.

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Who is Eligible for a VA Loan?

Veterans who served on active duty and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, during World War II and later periods are eligible for VA loan benefits. World War II (September 16, 1940 to July 25, 1947), Korean conflict (June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955), and Vietnam era (August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975) veterans must have at least 90 days service. Veterans with service only during peacetime periods and active duty military personnel must have had more than 180 days active service. Veterans of enlisted service which began after September 7, 1980, or officers with service beginning after October 16, 1981, must in most cases have served at least 2 years of continuous active duty or the full period (at least 181 days) for which you were ordered or called to active duty and been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, or have completed at least 181 days of active duty and been discharged under the specific authority of 10 USC 1173 (Hardship), or 10 USC 1171 (Early out), or have been determined to have a compensable service-connected disability; or have been discharged with less than 181 days of service for a service-connected disability. Individuals may also be eligible if they were released from active duty due to an involuntary reduction in force, certain medical conditions, or, in some instances for the convenience of the Government.

If you served on active duty during the Gulf War, you must have completed 2 years of continuous active duty or the full period (at least 90 days) for which you were called or ordered to active duty, and been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable; or completed at least 90 days of active duty and been discharged under the specific authority of 10 USC 1173 (Hardship), or 10 USC 1173 (Early out), or have been determined to have a compensable service-connected disability, or have been discharged with less than 90 days of service for a service-connected disability. Individuals may also be eligible if they were released from active duty due to an involuntary reduction in force, certain medical conditions, or, in some instances, for the convenience of the Government.

If you are now on regular active duty (not active duty for training), you are eligible after having served 181 days (90 days during the Gulf War) unless discharged or separated from a previous qualifying period of active duty service.

If you are not otherwise eligible and you have completed a total of 6 years in the Selected Reserves or National Guard (member of an active unit, attended required weekend drills and 2-week active duty for training) and were discharged with an honorable discharge; or were placed on the retired list; or were transferred to the Standby Reserve or an element of the Ready Reserve other than the Selected Reserve after service characterized as honorable service; or continue to serve in the Selected Reserves. Individuals who completed less than 6 years may be eligible if discharged for a service-connected disability. Eligibility for Selected Reservists expires 09/30/2009.

Eligibility may also be established for certain United States citizens who served in the armed forces of a government allied with the United States in WWII and individuals with service as members in certain organizations, such as Public Health Service officers, cadets at the United States Military, Air Force, or Coast Guard Academy, midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy, officers of National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, merchant seaman with WW II service, and others.

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