Mortgage Rate Update May 3, 2012

Mortgage rates are unchanged today.

After a disappointing jobs report out yesterday the markets are feeling better this morning on a better than expected weekly jobless claims.  The report showed that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in a month.

Tomorrow we’ll get to see another highly anticipated monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Mortgage rates fell back down to all-time low levels following last months report which showed that the number of news jobs created fell sharply.  Currently the markets are expecting around 160,000 new jobs for April.  A number north of that expectation would likely pressure rates higher and vice versa.

I expect the markets to trade sideways until then.  I still don’t see how mortgage rates can improve drastically from these levels so I will remain in a locking position.

Current Outlook: locking bias

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