Pending Home Sales Soar

On January 17, 2011, in mortgage rates colorado, by admin

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Pending Homes Sales Soar:

September 7, 2010

Pending sales of previously owned U.S. Homes rose unexpectedly in July, according to the National Association of Realtors.  This index which is based upon contracts signed in July but not yet closed, increased 5.2 percent after the previous month saw a decline of -1.6%.  The market was expecting another decline in the -1.5% range considering that the home buyer tax credit does not apply to any of these new purchase contracts.

While the housing market is far from being fully recovered, this is a very strong reading and is indicative of a market where we enjoy the lowest 30 year fixed rates that we have ever seen and a pool of very good inventory to select from.

What Happened to Rates Last Week:
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) reached another new record on Tuesday which caused conventional mortgage rates to fall to their lowest levels in history.  However, before the market was aware of the great new pricing, we lost it as we pulled back -81 basis points from our best levels.

The reason for the pull back?  After several weeks of very weak economic news, we finally had some economic data that beat market expectations.  These positive reports included very strong ISM Manufacturing, Initial Jobless Claims, Pending Home Sales and Unemployment levels.

What to Watch Out For This Week:
The following are the major economic reports that will hit the market this week.  They each have the ability to affect the pricing of Mortgage Backed Securities and therefore, interest rates for Government and Conventional mortgages.  I will be watching these reports closely for you and let you know if there are any big surprises:
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It is virtually impossible for you to keep track of what is going on with the economy and other events that can impact the housing and mortgage markets.  Just leave it to me, I monitor the live trading of Mortgage Backed Securities which are the only thing government and conventional mortgage rates are based upon.

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Vince Reece
Senior Loan Officer
Office: 303-840-0966
Cell: 303-818-0699
19519 E Parker Square Dr
Parker, CO 80134

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