Mortgage Rates Close To All-Time-Low

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Mortgage rates continue to fall for another week amid the pandemic. This week rates fell to 3.31%, putting them only three basis points away from an all-time-low.

The government continues to put money into capital markets to keep rates low and help the recovery of the economy once it begins reopening. I believe rates will continue to float down by a small amount in the coming weeks.

What does this mean for you? If you have been contemplating a refinance of your mortgage now may be a good time to act. A lower monthly payment may be a good option for you during these times of uncertainty. If you had been thinking of purchasing a home and still find yourself in the position to do so, it would be a good time to lock in a low rate for your mortgage. If you have questions, reach out and let’s discuss a plan of action.

For the full article from Housing Wire and my comments, click here.

Stricter rules for adjustable-rate mortgages

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marketwatch_logo-1 While many lenders already use the fully-indexed rate to approve borrowers, it’s not a standard used throughout the industry. Some lenders are approving borrowers with a rate that may be slightly higher than the starter rate but less than the fully-indexed rate, says Mark Goldman, senior loan officer with C2 Financial Corp, a San Diego-based mortgage brokerage firm.

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