Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mortgage rates drop with new confidence


For weeks we have been hovering around the 6.5% 30 year fixed. Yesterday we saw a path to the 5.5% rates we enjoyed for a very short period when the Feds took over conservatorship of Fannie & Freddie. Yesterday par was slighly below 5.875%. We believe that possibly by the end of the month we can get back to the sweet spot of 5.5% par rates!

The way these rates rise and fall can be a complicated subject. We will stive to keep you abreast of the most up to date information available as always. Confidence thanks to many outside factors has help MBS (mortgage backed securities) gain footing in recent days with banks and investors.

Could it be? Is it possible? Is rational thinking coming back to the markets? Probably not, but lets all take advantage while it lasts. This may be part of the "dead cat bounce" you hear about where we get a few glimmers of hope amongst our downward spiral.

We tend to be a bit more optimistic and think we may have seen a floor in recent weeks and the markets are trying to stratch their way back to normalcy.

Stay tuned and we'll continue the discussions with you as always about whats happening and how it affects you!