Mortgage Market and Rate Forecast – Week of October 20th

by Tyler Osby on October 20, 2008

Market and Rate Watch

Mortgage Market and Rate Watch For Week of October 20th, 2008

What To Watch This Week?

What happens in the headlines. From bank failures to the Fed’s action in trying to produce liquidity in the market, anything can happen.

The Fed has made it perfectly clear that they are willing to do what it takes.

Besides all of the reactions to headlines, there are also a TON of economic reports coming out this week.  If I had to pick a couple of things to watch, they would likely be:

  1. Major Financial News (Yes, I know it’s not on the calendar) – ALL WEEK – As banks announce big news, expect markets to move.  
  2. Jobless Claims – Thursday – It’s always been a popular way to determine how the economy is going.  If this report shows a larger than expected loss, expect rates to improve.  If the opposite happens, expect rates to worsen. 

You Can Stay Updated!

I’ll be following things as they happen with live mortgage bond quotes and do what I can to keep everyone informed through Twitter. My clients always get the advice first, so I’ll try to filter though as quickly as I can.

Here’s this week’s economic calendar:

Economic Calendar for the Week of October 20th

As a Consumer, How Do You Keep Posted on the News?

I’ll do my best to keep you posted throughout the week via Twitter. If you’re interested in finding out more about what effects mortgage rates and which direction they’re headed, feel free to follow me!

Work With Mortgage Professionals In The Advice Business

It’s important to recognize that advice is extremely valuable when looking for a mortgage. The right advice can literally save you thousands of dollars, while the wrong advice can cost you the same.  Some mortgage professionals really don’t know what mortgage rates are based on, period.  If you want to get the best deal, having a professional that can give you that type of advice is extremely important.

Why Am I Posting A Calendar?

I provide this weekly news update because too often when we’re shopping around, we ask the wrong questions. The first thing you’ve got to have your antenna up on is economic news if you want to have any idea what direction rates are moving.

So You Say, What Are Mortgage Rates Currently?

I get this question all too often. If I’m being fair.. and honest (which is my policy). I would be doing you a huge disservice to just quote a rate.

Truth be told, there are literally 27 different factors that go into a custom rate quote. There are also thousands of programs (constantly changing as well). It’s extremely important that you are educated on what is available and most importantly what is the best mortgage plan for you to personally implement.

It’s natural to have a list of questions. I’d love to help work through them with you and educate you on what you need to know about the mortgage process. I can help with everything from how to pre-qualified to what to do after closing (where I will continue working for you)!

It’s what we do, and it would be my honor to add you to our list of raving fan clients. If you’re currently looking for a mortgage loan or know someone that might have questions about one, please have themcontact me. I’d be happy to assist them. It’s literally what I love doing! I promise to take great care.

Original Photo Kudos.


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