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Strong Jobs Report Fuels Higher Mortgage Rates

By Stevie Duffin Updated on 2/6/2015

The January jobs report is in, and a strong one: 257,000 jobs were added last month, although as a side effect of the inflated work force, the unemployment rate was recorded 0.01 tick higher at 5.7 percent. Revisions to previous reports showed improvement as well, accounting for a total 147,000 jobs overall. Mortgage bond MBS trading tanked; watch for rising mortgage interest rates. 

Previous: A low ISM New York reading (down to 44.5 from the previous 70.8) is not affecting mortgage bond trading much today, especially with a large fuss being made over European activity. MBS are holding their ground in the face of the Euro insecurity; watch for dropping mortgage interest rates.

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  • 30 year (FRM) rates at 3.63% (0.00).
  • 15 year (FRM) rates at 3.00% (-0.01).
  • FHA 30 year Fixed rates at 3.25% (0.00).
  • Jumbo 30 year Fixed rates at 3.63% (0.00).
  • 5/1 ARM rates at 3.08% (0.00).

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4.794%

APR
30 Year Fixed
4.750% Rate $1,044/mo
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4.750%

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4.750% Rate $1,044/mo
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4.800%

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4.750% Rate $1,044/mo
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About The Author:
Stevie Duffin
Stevie is the Senior Editor at Lender411. She manages the site's Authorship Program and social media pages. Stevie graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BS. Contact her: stevie@lender411com.

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