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Jackson Hole Bank Update – Mortgage Rates for March 27, 2009

One of the finest loan representatives in the Jackson Hole area is T.R. Pierce from the Bank of Jackson Hole. T.R. Pierce is the senior vice president loan officer at the largest “local” bank in Jackson Hole and for the past few years has been educating the Jackson Hole real estate agents on the current local mortgage rates. As part of our weekly updates we will be posting T.R.’s report about once a week. This should give readers a good idea of local rates. We of course recommend calling T.R. Pierce, SVP Residential Loans, 307.734.8111 for an appointment if you would like additional information on mortgages. Today’s report is below:

Conforming interest rates are down this morning after consumer spending rose in February… rebounding for the second straight month! The Commerce Department reported that spending by individuals rose 0.2% last month after a revised increase of 1.0% in January. Some economists feel that “the majority of the declines in consumer consumption are behind us” and another indication that the economy may be improving is the 20% gain in stocks Wall Street has enjoyed in last three weeks!

Residential Mortgage Rates for March 27, 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
4.500%
6.875%

10/1 ARM
5.250%
7.875%

7/1 ARM
4.625%
5.000%

5/1 ARM
4.125%
4.750%

3/1 ARM
5.250%
6.625%

30 YEAR FIXED RATE FHA LOANS TO $693,750: 5.000%
PRIME RATE: 3.250%
ONE YEAR LIBOR RATE: 2.010%

Thanks T.R. for the report. We appreciate the updates. Christy and I are excited about those 4.5% rates on conforming 30 year fixed! This should motivate all of you first time home buyers or owners that want to move up or around in Jackson. Guess what? This weeks movement in the stock market motivated a few buyers. We saw a piece of vacant land go under contract! We also heard of a contemporary townhome that went under contract! Great news…

If you would like additional information on the Jackson Hole Real Estate market please contact us – the Jackson Hole Experts – Garth and Christy Gillespie. Feel free to call us toll free at 877-739-8056.