Your home financing is a big commitment and big investment. You need to make sure you are happy with your loan.
In a regular economy and mortgage market it is hard enough to try and predict interest rates. Trying to make a good decision in a market that is this volatile is even harder. The rates are great right now so it worth locking into a new loan but you need to know you are getting a great deal.
In this unique mortgage market those same factors that affected mortgage rates and could be used as indicators on where they were headed to not always apply anymore.
Over the past two years over 300 mortgage banks (particularly wholesale mortgage banks) have gone out of business because of a lack of liquidity or inability to sell off their loan portfolios or a host of other reasons. The ones that have weathered the storm or are weathering the storm have had to reduce their workforce dramatically to cut costs and operate leaner operations.
Right now mortgage rates are at an all time low. This is causing a huge increase in new mortgage applications. The banks are still running with the reduced support staff and are unable to handle the work load. With virtually no other choice many of them are being forced to increase their rates to slow down or temporarily stop new applications.
As a result we are experiencing a fluctuation of rates that is artificially caused by the inability of the banks to process loans as fast as they are coming in.
To make sure you are getting a rate that work for you find a mortgage company that you can review your goals with and submit the required information to get you qualified and let them watch for the sudden market drops for you. If they have your information upfront they will not have to miss opportunities to lock a great loan because they are waiting for more information.
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