Weekly Rate Update 16Dec16 From Gerry Phillips With Movement Mortgage

Dated: December 18 2016

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After the FEDs meeting ended DEc 14th, they released a statement that contained the fact that they intend to escalate short term rate increases in 2017. This caused a large selloff of bonds that resulted in an increase in home mortgage rates... at least .250% nearly across the board. 

Quote of the week from Movement Secondary Market....We are in the most pronounced rising rate environment we’ve seen since before the 2008 financial crash. Here at Movement, like other lenders, average mortgage rates have increased about 65 basis points since the Trump election. That’s been a boon for equities but a bit painful for the mortgage market. If there have been any stragglers expecting rates to pivot the other direction, this week must have been a wake-up call. Now, while remaining vigilant, let’s also keep this in perspective. Even the quick rise in rates (which is probably long overdue) hasn’t removed us from a low interest rate environment in historical context. Most homebuyers today are locking rates on a 30-year fixed loan somewhere around 4.5 percent. That’s well below average and nowhere near the mid- to high teen interest rates we saw in the early 1980s — or even the 6 percent to 8 percent rates we saw in the 1990s and 2000s.

MORTGAGE RATES at a glance... 

  • 30yr Conventional (Fannie/Freddie) - mid to high 4s

  • 15yr Conventional - high 3s

  • 30yr Government (FHA, USDA, VA) - low to mid 4s

  • 15yr Government - Right at 4 to low 4s

**Your Rate depends on several factors... 

  • timing of your closing

  • loan amount, term, & program

  • credit score

  • property type

  • % down

  • etc....

You can depend on me for accurate and trustworthy information. 

We Love & Value People... that is our culture at Movement Mortgage. 

Thanks! ALWAYS feel free to call, text, or email me… any day, any time. My direct mobile number is 573-480-1978.

Accessible, Responsive, Decisive, Dependable Lender…. 

Gerry Phillips, Loan Officer (NMLS #505678) 

Movement Mortgage 

573-480-1978 (mobile) 

573-818-2169 (fax) 


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