Mortgage rates for May 30, 2019 are stable as Conforming, FHA and Jumbo mortgage rates remain near their 2019 lows. The trade war with China, European economic problems and weaker than expected US data have all helped pushed mortgage rates lower in 2019.
Those looking to refinance their current mortgage and those looking to purchase a new home can take advantage of the current market by locking in terms rather than risking a move higher. Fixed mortgage rates are currently more attractive than adjustable mortgage rates.
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Mortgage Backed Securities and Treasury Snapshot:
Mortgage Backed Security FNMA 3.5 started the day at 101.56 and the FNMA 4.0 coupon started the day at 102.91. The 10y Treasury yield opened the day at 2.26%.
While the 10y treasury yield has pushed to news lows; Mortgage Backed Securities have remain below their 2019 highs (Treasury is yield and Mortgage Backed Securities are Price). The generally accepted theory is that if treasury yields remain this low (or move lower) then at some point Mortgage Backed Securities will follow. That is a big “if” and if they do it could take longer than expected.
Economic Data This Week:
Today we have the weekly Jobless Claims report and the preliminary Q1 GDP report. On Friday we have the PCE and the Core PCE report along with the Chicago PMI report and Consumer Inflation Expectations.
This week’s Jobless Claims came in at 215,000; slightly higher than the reading last week (211,000). Overall still a very low number, especially when you consider other economic reports that are showing weakness. The markets (and mortgage rates) will continue to ignore the weekly Jobless Claims report until there is a sustained move higher. The fact of the matter is these reports are really low.
For there to be an impact on the markets and consumer mortgage rates we would need to see a sustained move higher over a four to eight week period in which claims moved from 220k level to the 275k+ level. If that happened the markets would notice and consumer mortgage rates would likely improve (everything else being equal).
Q1 GDP (Prelim):
Expectations were for a 3.1% reading and that’s exactly what came out this morning. A good number considering all that was going on earlier in the year. Before anyone gets too happy; expectations for Q2 are drastically lower. Some banks are calling for sub 1% growth and one bank in particular (Morgan Stanley) is expecting Q2 GDP to come in at 0.6%. As we move into June it would not be surprising to see Q2 GDP forecast move lower. That could turn out to be good for mortgage rates as we move into the summer months.
I mentioned the other day that the preliminary report has more meaning to markets than the final report. By the time the final GDP report comes out the market has already digested all the data from the quarter and there rarely is a huge difference between the preliminary reading and the final reading.
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.