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New York Federal Reserve are seeking ways to force B of A to buy back mortgage backed securities to the tune of 47 billion

According to a Bloomberg news story, PIMCO (bond fund), Blackrock (hedge fund), and the New York Federal Reserve are seeking ways to force B of A to buy back mortgage backed securities to the tune of 47 billion. Reason given; due to credit quality and the failure by Countrywide to properly service loans, they have lost value – “soured.” What else is new.

2010-10-19T18:12:11-05:00October 19, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|

Current economic conditions supportive of low Austin mortgage rates

A slow economic recovery and the possibility of a Fed policy change helped Austin mortgage rates move a little lower again this week. As a result of recent weak economic data, the Fed is reportedly considering the purchase of additional mortgage-backed securities (MBS) to replace maturing securities. These factors, along with limited inflation, make current economic conditions supportive of low Austin mortgage rates.

2010-08-06T13:41:09-05:00August 6, 2010|MBS Quoteline Newsletter|

Not to say we will not see lower Austin mortgage rates and better pricing but for that to come to fruition, we’ll need a major catalyst

Not to say we will not see lower Austin mortgage rates and better pricing but for that to come to fruition, we’ll need a major catalyst. Something like a stock market rout or collapse of Greece. In English, the smart money will bet against this, at least for a corrective trade that could take the 10 year note back to 3.25%. Pricing was struck with MBS unchanged, now down 5/32’s. Trigger fingers are getting twitchy.

2010-06-24T18:32:20-05:00June 24, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|

Into the close, stocks (Dow and Naz) on the big board are making a comeback, down 87 points

Just a heads up as the market is on the move. Into the close, stocks (Dow and Naz) on the big board are making a comeback, down 87 points. Naz is off 18 points, cutting its losses in half. With the Dow down nearly 300 at one time, the reversal seems to have legs. We also have 45 minutes to go so anything can happen. More importantly, the 10 year note and mortgage backed securities are starting to dip. The 10 year note has cut its gains in half on the day.

2010-05-25T14:37:03-05:00May 25, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|