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July 27, 2012

Mortgage Rates: Week Ended July 27

July 27, 2012

Mortgage Rates: Week Ended July 27

Rates for loans to $417k and $625k closed just above record lows this week, continuing an eight week trend where rates are at current levels or .125% higher. Rates could rise more to start next week if the MBS selloff that began Thursday and Friday continues—more on this shortly. The rates below reflect Friday’s close. Jumbo loans above $625k have been more stable—they’re not subject daily whims of MBS trading because jumbo securitization is still minimal at best.

CONFORMING RATES ($200,000 to $417,000) 0 POINT:
30 Year: 3.5% (3.62% APR)
FHA 30 Year: 3.25% (3.37% APR)
5/1 ARM: 2.625% (2.745% APR)

SUPER-CONFORMING RATES ($417,001 to $625,500 cap by county) 0 POINT:
30 Year: 3.75% (3.87% APR)
FHA 30 Year: 3.375% (3.495% APR)
5/1 ARM: 3.0% (3.12% APR)

JUMBO RATES ($625,501 to $2,00,000) 1 POINT:
30 Year: 3.875% (3.995% APR)
10/1 ARM: 3.25% (3.37% APR)
5/1 ARM: 2.5% (2.62% APR)

Lower or higher rates apply to specific borrower and property profiles. Lower or higher rates available using tax deductible points or zero-cost transactions. These rates assume full doc pricing on Single Family Home purchase loans for borrower with 740 FICO score or greater, at least 20% equity (unless FHA), and 6-12 months reserves left over after close (retirement assets counted at 60% of value for reserves). ARM rates adjust the first month after initial fixed period shown, and once per year thereafter until year 30. Adjusted rate calculated by adding 2.25% margin to 1yr LIBOR index at time of adjustment. At first adjustment LIBOR+margin cannot exceed start rate+5%, subsequent yearly adjustments can never be greater than 2% per year, total of all adjustments for 30yr life of loan can never exceed start rate+5%. Jumbos shown as range since they’re less market sensitive and change randomly based on lender pricing competition. Rates based on loan amount ranges shown and rates available at the time of production. Rates aren’t a loan commitment nor a loan guarantee, and are subject to change without notice.

*Conventional Super-Conforming cap = $625,500. FHA Super-Conforming cap = $729,750.
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Also see:

Why Rates Could Rise More If QE3 Is Announced

Lock Now Or Wait For Rates To Go Lower?

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