Friday, August 12, 2016

"Mortgage Rates Drop Back to 1-Month Lows"

by Bill McBride on 8/12/2016 06:25:00 PM

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Drop Back to 1-Month Lows

Just a day after bouncing firmly higher from the lowest levels in a month, mortgage rates are right back down to the bottom of the recent range. For some lenders, there have been one or two days with lower rates over the past, but for most, today is the best in exactly one month. Incidentally, that also puts rates fairly close to the lowest levels in 3 years seen in the immediate wake of the UK vote to leave the European Union (Brexit).

For flawless scenarios, 3.375% is now a more prevalent quote than 3.5% on conventional 30yr fixed loans. At current levels, the most aggressive fringe of the marketplace is beginning to offer 3.25% again--a rate that enjoyed a brief spat of popularity in early July. It should also be noted that government rates (FHA/VA/USDA) have been shining of late, with several lenders offering 30yr rates near or under 3.0%, and the vast majority able to do at least 3.25%. But again, don't expect to see these rates without a perfect scenario (in terms of credit score, property type, loan purpose, Loan-to-value, etc).
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Here is a table from Mortgage News Daily: