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Just the thought of Quantitative Easing 2 has put a floor under Austin interest rates

Just the thought of Quantitative Easing 2 has put a floor under Austin interest rates. Why many expect the Fed to move in that direction (November meeting), nothing has yet to happen. Fed Chief Bernanke is leading the QE2 charge, talking about “additional purchases” and how it was an “effective program” earlier in the year.

2010-10-05T14:01:42-05:00October 5, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|

Let me try to explain what happened yesterday when stocks traveled to the down 1000 point abyss

Before we get into the Employment Report, let me try to explain what happened yesterday when stocks traveled to the down 1000 point abyss. On the NYSE we have circuit breakers, a system that is on individual stocks to slow down trading for 30 to 90 seconds, letting bid and offer imbalances catch up. This makes for a “true valued” market, not one that is lop sided.

Employment report over 250K should give stocks a lift and punish our pricing for about .25 to .50. Anything less than 50K would hold Austin mortgage rates steady and probably put another whippin’ on stocks

Over 250K should give stocks a lift and punish our pricing for about .25 to .50. Anything less than 50K would hold Austin mortgage rates steady and probably put another whippin’ on stocks. With all that is moving markets these days, only the almighty know where we’ll be this time tomorrow. Best bet for borrowers is to lock your interest rate NOW and buckle up! Should be a wild ride.

The trend is changing and even though we don’t like it, a “new normal” for Austin mortgage rates is in the works

The morning after continues towards the path of least resistance, that being higher yields and worsening Austin mortgage pricing. Certainly the economic fundamentals of a recovering economy, continiously evolving fiscal policy which we feel is more borrowing and less monetary stimulus, and a reluctance of our foreign partners to take on our debt/risk are the heavy weights in this move to higher yields.

2010-03-25T12:39:40-05:00March 25, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|