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Weekly dose of economy and mortgage market news that affects mortgage rates for San Jose Home buyers and Home owners.
The Week that was:
- Economic data last week confirmed once again that inflation fears are way overblown; Dec CPI up just 0.1%. Factory use and industrial production improved again as the economy is bottoming, at least based on recent reports. Somewhat disturbing, and adding to last week’s bounce in rates; Dec retail sales were lower, down 0.3% in a month.
- Consumers, the housing industry and the unemployment rate, now at a whopping 17% when discouraged workers are taken into account; not the building blocks for a sustained recovery.
- Freddie Mac weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey reported 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 5.06 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending January 14, 2010, down from last week when it averaged 5.09 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.96 percent.
- The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 4.32 percent this week, with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.44 percent. year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 5.25 percent.
The Week that will be:
- Not much in the way of economic measurements this week; Dec housing starts and building permits and the Dec producer price index, prices on wholesale products, are the headliners this week.
- As long as the outlook for economic recovery remains as solid as it is currently lower rates are highly unlikely. We suggest taking advantage of any further decline in rates.
- 94The big news dominating financial markets right now is split between the continued improvement in employment numbers and the potential impact of the pending Tariffs on steel and aluminum. So far this year, most economic releases have met or exceeded predictions, proving that the economy is growing. But right now…
- 81Both 30 Year Fixed and 5 Year ARM mortgage rates for California Refinance and Home Purchase are at their lowest level for 2011 after declining for the fourth consecutive week. Freddie Mac reported last week that the 30-year fixed-rate averaged 4.63%, 5 Year ARM averaged 3.41% and the 15-year fixed…
- 80The last three weeks delivered increasing mortgage rates and the coming week is shaping up to be a repeat. What's behind this negative break from the summer doldrums rates have languished in is a steady sign that inflation is substantially above the Feds target of 2%. The latest CPI 4-week…
- 80The markets will close ahead of the long weekend at 2 pm EST on March 29th, and traders began 'parking" money in the bond market late Wednesday, the 28th. That means the market will react to the economic data released this week until Monday, April 2nd. We'll see traders moving…
- 80This week's news has had little impact on mortgage rates. Trade war concerns shifted from steel and aluminum tariffs to China's history of piracy issues in technology and intellectual property. The majority of the media commentary is around the appointment of Larry Kudlow as White House economic advisor. Kudlow has…