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Austin mortgage rates to stay low into yearend and beyond

This country needs to see jobs growth of at least 250K per month just to break even. That will take time allowing Austin mortgage rates to stay low into yearend and beyond. Continue reading

Market reaction favors steady to slightly worsening Austin mortgage pricing

Market reaction favors steady to slightly worsening Austin mortgage pricing. With the rally over the past few days, risk reward in not in your favor, Austin mortgage borrowers, unless the print reflects negative jobs growth. Continue reading

Data Turns Austin Mortgage Rates Higher

After falling for several weeks, stronger than expected economic data caused Austin mortgage rates to turn a little higher late this week. Upside surprises in important labor market, housing, and manufacturing reports were negative for the Austin mortgage market and positive for stocks. Continue reading

Take advantage of any rally the market gives you and get on the bus before it leaves the station

This is a time for Austin mortgage borrowers to be careful. Take advantage of any rally the market gives you and get on the bus before it leaves the station. Continue reading

Best bet for Austin mortgage borrowers is to lock in their interest rate

Best bet for Austin mortgage borrowers is to lock in their interest rate. It just makes cents (and dollars too). Expect the day to be one of “squaring up” for traders in both bonds and stocks, with not much movement seen from current levels. Continue reading

The labor market is not bleeding jobs at this time but the pace of growth needs to pick up to +200k to +300k to represent a change in the unemployment situation in the U.S.

The bottom line is that today’s report does nothing to encourage the markets that employment is in fact improving at a faster pace. It is acknowledged that the labor market is not bleeding jobs at this time but the pace of growth needs to pick up to +200k to +300k to represent a change in the unemployment situation in the U.S. Continue reading

Forecasting the June Employment Report will once again be tricky

With respect to Austin mortgage rates and pricing, we see little change unless the prints are major outliers, say -200K or plus 100K (Non-farm). Either one of those would start a major move. Odds are good that pricing will be pretty close to where it is right now in 24 hours. Continue reading

If there is a silver lining, you’ll find it in low Austin mortgage rates today, tomorrow, and well into the 3rd quarter

Overall, the report does nothing to instill confidence in economic growth. Matter of fact, it’s started a new group of traders and investors fanning the fires of a double dip recession. Bill Gross is now calling for unemployment to go over 10% in the coming months. If there is a silver lining, you’ll find it in low Austin mortgage rates today, tomorrow, and well into the 3rd quarter. Continue reading

Jobs Report Falls Short

The big economic news this week was Friday’s Employment data, which fell short of Wall Street forecasts and pushed mortgage rates lower. Investors continued to watch the situation in Europe, but there were no major market moving developments. Due to a rally on Friday, Austin mortgage rates ended the week lower. Continue reading

With yields near record lows and mortgage pricing at or near the best levels in some time, its fool’s gold not to lock in your Austin mortgage rates

With yields near record lows and mortgage pricing at or near the best levels in some time, its fool’s gold not to lock in your Austin mortgage rates. If traders jump the sell side, we see the trade to be shallow, say .50 bps worsening to mortgage pricing as cross currents from around the globe will still be there to support fixed income products. Continue reading