Mortgage Rates For May 16, 2019

Mortgage rates for May 15, 2019 are stable as we move towards the end of the week. The economic data this morning was a bit stronger than expected (more on this below) which might end up pushing mortgage rates higher before the weekend if selling in the bond market continues. Despite the pressures we’re seeing this morning mortgage rates remain near their recent lows for both refinance and purchase transactions.

FHA Mortgage Rates

Jumbo Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Backed Securities and Treasury Snapshot:

Mortgage Backed Security FNMA 4.0 started the day at 102.88, and FNMA 3.5 was at 101.33. The 10y Treasury yield opened the day at 2.38%. Post economic data bond yields moved higher. Mortgage rates remain near their recent lows but if the selling in bonds continues the market may move higher. If you are in the midst of purchasing a home and have not locked in your rate you may want to do so. When it comes to mortgage rates the move higher is much faster than moves lower so don’t risk your home purchase on “guessing” what the market might do.

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Economic Data This Week:

Today we have Building Permits, Housing Starts, Weekly Unemployment Claims and the Philly Fed Business Index. On Friday we have the 1yr and 5yr Inflation Outlook report.

Building Permits:

Expectations were for an annual rate of 1.290 million permits and the report came in at 1.296 million (annual rate).

Housing Starts:

Expectations were for an an annual rate of 1.205 million housing starts for 2019 and the reading came in at an annual rate of 1.235 million housing starts for all of 2019.

Philly Fed Index:

The Philly Fed reading came in at 16.6; well above the 9.0 investors and analyst were expectations. It appears the internals of the report were a bit weaker than the headline number suggested.

Weekly Unemployment Claims:

Last week unemployment claims came in at 220,000 and this week’s reading was lower; coming in at 212,000.

Local Realtor Spotlight – Pasadena:

If you are buying a home in Pasadena, California you’ll want to find an experienced and knowledgeable Realtor that can help you find that perfect home. A good Realtor is invaluable and you should take the time to find the right one. Your local Realtor will work directly with your mortgage lender to ensure a smooth and efficient mortgage transaction.

Dilbeck Real Estate – Pasadena Office:

Dilbeck Real Estate in Pasadena is one of thirteen offices in the greater Los Angeles area. The Pasadena office is located at 225 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 and their direct phone number is (626) 584-0101. The realty company has many local Realtors that have years of experience.

Coldwell Banker – Pasadena Office:

The Coldwell Banker office in Pasadena is located at 388 South Lake Ave., Pasadena, California, 91101 and their direct phone number is (626) 584-0050. The Coldwell Banker name is nationally recognized as a leader within the real estate industry.

JB Mortgage Capital, Inc.:

We offer industry low mortgage rates for both refinance and purchase transactions, personal one-on-one service and we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We also have a top rating with the Business Consumers Alliance (AAA). We utilize the latest technology to ensure a fast closing and Loan Officer Kevin O’Connor has over 14 years of experience as a mortgage professional.

When it comes to mortgage rates please keep in mind that mortgage rates adjust daily; sometimes they adjust multiple times in a day when the bond market is volatile. Also things like obtaining cash out, lower credit scores, higher Loan-To-Value ratios, rental properties and the subordination of a second mortgage will cause in an increase in your mortgage rate. To obtain the most up-to-date quote, specific to your loan scenario be sure to contact Loan Officer Kevin O’Connor at 1-800-550-5538 or you can submit a “Contact Us” request on the our website.

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Loan Officer Kevin O'Connor

Loan Officer Kevin O'Connor

He is the founder and main contributor of He has over 16 years of experience as a Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) and is fully licensed with the state of California and the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). He has a top rating with the Better Business Bureau, Google, and Zillow. He continually delivers the results homeowners are looking for; low rates, fast closings, and exceptional service. CA DRE #01499872 and NMLS # 247447