Mortgage Rates and Treasury Yields Flat.
On Monday, Treasury bond yields and Mortgage interest rates were flat as the programmed investor selling of bonds ends even as the U.S. 10-Year Note stays above the psychological 3.00% yield level and the Market-Implied probability for a June Rate Hike climbs for the Federal Funds Rate. Though Stocks have fallen some, prices are still lofty just a couple of percent off all-time-highs in indexes. Nervous investors mull economic signals and the impact of the Tax cut on future growth potential & the aging economic recovery. The 10 Yr. Treasury Note stood at a yield of 3.059% and the 30 Yr. U.S. Treasury Bond yielding 3.202%. 30 Year Mortgages according to Freddie Mac were around 4.61% for conforming and 4.78% for Jumbo products.
ERATE employee warned families about Toxic Mortgages years before the mortgage meltdown. Bloomberg/Businessweek
June 9, 2005 - Keith M. Schemm, a mortgage broker in Santa Clara, CA, says option ARMS are "pretty dangerous loans to do" for many families. "The problem is there's such a frenzy in the marketplace to buy a home."
Too bad Fed Chairman, Alan Greenspan didn't sound the alarm about such mortgages. He should have consulted with Keith. (Keith Schemm NMLS ID: 336660)
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30-year fixed-rate mortgage(FRM) averaged 3.86 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending August 24, 2017, down from last week when it averaged 3.89 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.43 percent.
15-year FRM this week averaged 3.16 percent with an average 0.5 point, the same as last week. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.74 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.17 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.16 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.75 percent.