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.
With the Employment Report for October due out at 7:30 am cst tomorrow, the prudent thing for Austin mortgage borrowers is to lock their Austin mortgage rates now
Given that we are at the best levels in a month, your timing couldn’t be better in front of such a high profile release. We’ll preview the Employment Report early this afternoon.
Last week's big rush of housing news began on Monday with Existing Home Sales for September UP 10% from the month before. The annual rate hit 4.53 million. This was the second straight monthly gain after July's record low following the expiration of the tax credits. The national median price for existing homes is now at $171,700, down 2.4% from a year ago. Unsold inventory dropped 1.9% from the prior month to a 10.7 months' supply.
Throw all the factors together and you can make a good case for the market and Austin mortgage pricing to stall unit early November’s elections and FOMC meeting
We see the set up as neutral, given a multitude of bearish divergences on one side and Fed Chief Bernanke and his dollar printing press on the other. Throw all the factors together and you can make a good case for the market and Austin mortgage pricing to stall unit early November’s elections and FOMC meeting.
The economic data released during the week continued to show low inflation and modest economic growth. As a result of no real surprises, Austin mortgage rates ended the week with little change.
Best bet for Austin mortgage borrowers is to take a defensive posture. With so much bond-friendly news priced in, the risk reward for better mortgage pricing is just not there, folks.
Last week's housing market data centered on Standard & Poor's S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. This showed home prices UP in July for the fourth month in a row, but the pace of their gain had slowed from prior months. With the expiration of the government's home buyer tax incentives, some observers wonder if the S&P/Case-Shiller will keep moving up. The composite 20-city index, a broad measure of U.S. home prices, showed a 3.2% increase year over year, the sixth month in a row it posted an annual gain.
FOMC made the statement to reinvest payments from MBS/Treasury into Treasury purchases, continuing to accommodate low interest rates
Yesterday, post-release we saw a quick spike in our market (rally) and then the market backed off. FOMC made the statement to reinvest payments from MBS/Treasury into Treasury purchases, continuing to accommodate low interest rates.
What we do know is that the bond market is anticipating additional accommodation via treasury/MBS purchases or others forms of stimulus. We may, in fact, have gotten a little ahead of ourselves (Austin interest rates too good) so be careful.
Given we’re trading at or near historic low yields, best bet is for Austin borrowers to lock in today’s great Austin mortgage rates
With that in mind and the fact we’re trading at or near historic low yields, best bet is for Austin borrowers to lock in today’s great Austin mortgage rates and move on down the road.