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Delaware Mortgage Rates Weekly Mortgage Market Update for Week of May 27, 2013

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Delaware mortgage rates weekly mortgage market update for the week of May 27, 2013, by John R. Thomas with Primary Residential Mortgage in Newark, Delaware. John is the Newark, Delaware Mortgage Branch Manager and the author of the book, Your Guide to Buying Your First Home in Delaware. Call 302-703-0727 to get a free mortgage planning consultation or APPLY ONLINE for Delaware mortgage loan

Delaware mortgage rates jumped up last week on Wednesday after Ben Bernanke made a speech on the state of the economy and the Federal Reserve Bond Buying Program. If you look at the mortgage bond chart below you can see the GIANT red candle on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.  The Red Candle means mortgage bonds sold off causing home loan rates to move higher. Mortgage rates have been moving higher since hitting all-time record lows on May 1, 2013. The trend as can be seen from the chart is for mortgage bonds to keep moving lower forcing rates higher. Mortgage bonds did hold a line of support on Thursday and Friday so we may be seeing a bottom here so we are recommending FLOATING your Delaware mortgage rate to start the week. But if mortgage bonds break below the line of support and continue trend lower we would recommend switching to a locking stance as interest rates will continue their trek higher.

bond chart May 23 2013

The Speech Ben Bernanke made on Wednesday on Capitol Hill rattled both the stock and the bond markets sending everything lower in the U.S. and around the world. Bernanke was not clear on his intentions and was talking out both sides of his mouth so there was no calm reassurance for the financial markets. Thursday we also saw the release of the Number of New Home Sales for April 2013 and it came in at 454,000 which was better than expected. March 2013 sales were also revised higher to 444,000 from 417,000.

new home sales april 2013

Thursday also saw the release of initial jobless claims came in better than expected by dropping 23k to 340k versus the 348k expected. The economy seems to be just puttering along as the labor market can’t seem to make a meaningful recovery.

Call 302-703-0727 to schedule a free mortgage consultation to get pre-approved for a mortgage to purchase a home or to refinance your existing mortgage to lower your rate and save thousands of dollars in interest. There are several special governments refinance programs to help underwater Delaware homeowners refinance. There is the FHA Streamline Refinance Program, the VA IRRRL Streamline Refinance Program, and there is the HARP 1.0 and HARP 2.0 refinance programs. Call us or e-mail us now to get more information or you can APPLY ONLINE.

The next Free Delaware First Time Home Buyer Seminar is Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Newark, Delaware and Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Dover, Delaware. Register by calling 302-703-0727 or Register online at http://www.delawarehomebuyerseminar.com/

Then next Free Maryland First Time Home Buyer Seminar is Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Towson, Maryland. Register by calling 410-412-3319 or Register online at http://www.MarylandHomeBuyerSeminars.com

If you would like to apply for a Mortgage Loan, you can APPLY ONLINE HERE, you can call John Thomas at 302-703-0727.

John R. Thomas – NMLS 38783

Certified Mortgage Planner – Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

302-703-0727 DE Office / 610-906-3109 PA Office / 410-412-3319 MD Office

248 E Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19713

About John Thomas

John Thomas and his team are long-time Delaware natives. They know the local real estate market as well as they know the loan products that help them serve it. Dedicated to helping first-time buyers; the John Thomas Team are experts on first-time buyer loan programs (FHA, VA, USDA) and conduct monthly first-time buyer seminars that have been attended by more than 3000 Delaware buyers.

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