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Market is Slipping Again; Best bet for Austin mortgage borrowers is to use the float down option

Given the economic backdrop (high unemployment, etc.) we feel this move is close to a bottom. Trouble is, picking bottoms are like catching falling knifes, hard to do without some pain. Best bet for Austin mortgage borrowers is to use the float down option ("option to lower your interest rate one time") to guard against a reversal (rally).

2010-11-16T11:28:46-06:00November 16, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|

Currency wars is what this is all about and the Fed is getting exactly what it hoped for, consumer expectations of rising inflation to shut the door on deflation

Currency wars is what this is all about and the Fed is getting exactly what it hoped for, consumer expectations of rising inflation to shut the door on deflation. This was evidenced in last week’s Michigan Sentiment Survey. With QE2 priced in “before” it happened and the negative connotations mentioned above, treasuries have continued to be slaughtered, sending credit costs higher, doing nothing to stimulate the economy. Look for the Fed to try and talk rates back down.

2010-11-15T15:24:28-06:00November 15, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|

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|

Today there will be a vote in the House on the Fair Trade Act which basically will designate China as a currency manipulator

Today there will be a vote in the House on the Fair Trade Act which basically will designate China as a currency manipulator. The next step is for the bill to be sent to the Senate. It is not expected to pass in the Senate, at least before the November 2 elections and the November G-20 meeting (Korea Nov 11-12).

2010-09-29T11:55:53-05:00September 29, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|