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Local Jackson Hole Mortgage News

In changing times it’s important to have people we can call on for advice we can trust! At The Jackson Hole Experts, one of those people is T.R. Pierce. T.R. is a mortgage broker with The Bank of Jackson Hole. He has worked with many of our clients here in Jackson and regularly provides our team of REALTORS with the latest in mortgage news. We received information below from T.R. today and with his permission we are sharing it with you. It looks like mortgage rates are on the rise. If you’re a Jackson Hole first-time home buyer this could impact your purchasing power. If you are a homeowner with a mortgage coming up for renewal, you’ll want to consider your options carefully. If you have a question about your current or future Jackson mortgage needs, T.R. is a great guy to call on! You can call him at 307.734.8111.

Rates are unchanged this morning on an unexpected rise in jobless claims causing investors to sell again. A day after the Federal Reserve expressed confidence in the economy, the government said new jobless claims rose by 15,000 to 627,000 last week. The market expected a decline and stock futures fell ahead of the market’s open on Thursday. Although rising unemployment claims shouldn’t be surprising to investors since unemployment usually continues to increase even when the economy is improving, the uncertainty about when the economy will turn around. and how fast it will grow makes for rocky times in the market. The Dow average remains up 26.8 percent from its 12-year low hit on March 9, but it is down nearly 500 points, or 5.7 percent, from the five-month high it reached on June 12..

BANK OF JACKSON HOLE
Residential Mortgage Rates for June 25, 2009

The following rates are thirty (30) day quotes for fully documented, owner-occupied and/or second home loans for borrowers with a minimum credit score of 700 which feature a one (1%) percent loan origination fee and the escrow of taxes & insurance.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CONFORMING LOAN AMOUNTS OVER $417,000 TO $693,750
ARE AVAILABLE AT HIGHER INTEREST RATES THAN INDICATED BELOW.

PROGRAM CONFORMING
(Loans to $417,000)
JUMBO
(Loans over 417,000)

30 Year Fixed
5.250%
7.875%

15 Year Fixed
4.750%
6.875%

10/1 ARM
5.250%
7.875%

7/1 ARM
4.750%
5.000%

5/1 ARM
4.125%
4.500%

3/1 ARM
5.125%
6.625%

30 YEAR FIXED RATE FHA LOANS TO $693,750: 5.375%
PRIME RATE: 3.250%
ONE YEAR LIBOR RATE: 1.640%

Mortgage Rates in Jackson Hole – It’s Been a While…Has Anything Changed?

Mortgage rates in Jackson Hole had been staying steady for almost a month with a percentage change every once in a while so this should be interesting…. The following is a report from our friend T.R. Pierce who works as the “Mortgage Guru” at the Bank of Jackson Hole. If you read previous posts you will be able to compare where rates have been are then make your own prediction as to where they are going. Fact is – rates are low and if you have good credit you should take advantage of these rates while you can. Timing mortgage rates is like timing the stock market so if you see value in making a purchase or refinancing we suggest you call T.R. Pierce to learn more about the Jackson Hole Mortgage Rates! T.R.’s report follows:

Conforming thirty year fixed, 7/1 and 10/1 ARM rates are down this morning as the U. S. trade gap widened less than expected in March as exports fell 2.4% and imports dropped for the eighth consecutive month. Imports of industrial supplies, materials and capital goods were the lowest since April 2004. U. S. exports to China grew 19.1% in March to $5.6 billion, the highest in five months.

BANK OF JACKSON HOLE
Residential Mortgage Rates for May 12, 2009

The following rates are thirty (30) day quotes for fully documented, owner-occupied and/or second home loans for borrowers with a minimum credit score of 700 which feature a one (1%) percent loan origination fee and the escrow of taxes & insurance.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CONFORMING LOAN AMOUNTS OVER $417,000 TO $625,500
ARE AVAILABLE AT HIGHER INTEREST RATES THAN INDICATED BELOW.

PROGRAM CONFORMING

(Loans to $417,000)
JUMBO
(Loans over 417,000)

30 Year Fixed
4.500%
7.875%

15 Year Fixed
4.375%
6.875%

10/1 ARM
4.750%
7.875%

7/1 ARM
4.250%
5.000%

5/1 ARM
3.750%
4.750%

3/1 ARM
5.000%
6.625%

30 YEAR FIXED RATE FHA LOANS TO $693,750: 4.750%
PRIME RATE: 3.250%
ONE YEAR LIBOR RATE: 1.748%

For more information contact the Jackson Hole Experts toll free at 877-739-8056 and ask for Garth!