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Purchase mortgage application demand saw the second highest weekly increase over the last year and thanks to a spike in refinancing activity, overall mortgage demand rose to the highest level since the fall of 2016. While the housing market has faced many head winds the last few months, it sailed through the turbulence to calmer seas with demand buttressed by a strong labor market and low mortgage rates. The benefits of the decline in mortgage rates that we’ve seen this year will continue to unfold over the next few months due to the lag from changes in mortgage rates to market sentiment and ultimately home sales.
Posted by Kemmer Daniel Matteson on April 9th, 2019 3:37 PM
While mortgage rates very modestly rose to 4.4% last week, they remain below year-ago levels for the fourth week in a row. In late 2018, mortgage rates rose over a full percentage point from the prior year, which was one of the main reasons for the  weakness in home sales has continued. .

However, the impact of recent lower rates and a strong labor market has led to a rise in purchase mortgage demand as we start the spring home buying season..
Posted by Kemmer Daniel Matteson on March 13th, 2019 4:38 PM
Higher mortgage rates have led to a decline in home sales this year, the weakness has been effected more  expensive segments  along with the limitations on maximum interest and property tax deductions.
The California Association of Realtors (CAR) released its’ housing affordability index for the second quarter of 2018.recently and the combination of increasing housing prices and rising mortgage rates have reduced the home buying affordability in the state to the lowest level in 10-years.
This obviously would mean a drop in price eventually as the market dries up of qualified borrowers..
Posted by Kemmer Daniel Matteson on November 7th, 2018 11:09 AM
Mortgage rates moved up slightly over the past week to their highest level since June.

Sales of new homes are slowing and unsold inventory is rising for the first time in three years. 

With mortgage rates increasing affordability is becoming an issue and we may see a drop in the market valuations in spite of a growing economy!

Posted by Kemmer Daniel Matteson on July 27th, 2018 3:03 PM
Posted by Kemmer Daniel Matteson on November 16th, 2017 8:40 AM

California mortgage rates hit new lows today. First California Financial specializes in only California clients and our rates are the lowest in almost two years since the spike up. This will not last as the stock market volatility will settle down and fund will pull out of mortgage market and rates will go up.

With the Federal government poised to increase rates new spring NOW is the time to get out of your adjustable rate mortgages and lock into a fixed rate.  Go to our website www.firstcaliforniafinancial.com and see the rate graph for 1 year and two year California rates.  Then go to our free rate quote http://www.firstcaliforniafinancial.com/CaliforniaMortgageRateSheet for custom pricing.

We will probably never see California rates this low again this is your opportunity to lock into a great deal. Get out of that adjustable rate loan or combine you first and second into a new single fixed rate loan.

Posted by Kemmer Daniel Matteson on January 22nd, 2015 4:27 PM

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