Mortgage Rates are fantastic! This week we have seen a nice rally in Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) pricing, and remember as bond prices rise, yields drop. This morning, the  MBS is down slightly on the day and the ten year is doing great. This current trend in Treasury and MBS is rolling, so long as the MBS can hold above the 100 day moving average, then this upward momentum will hold. We are nearing some pretty good resistance on the 10yr TSY (see below) but I continue to see the type of price action and the favorable indicators that are necessary to break above the next resistance level.

Bottom Line: There is no scheduled news today but COVID is weighing on the market and this is good for bonds. Beware of a stimulus surprise in the coming days which could temporarily derail our bond rally, because of this unforeseen data, I am recommending clients lock as escrow opens.


Keith Murphy Branch Manager – Essex Mortgage NMLS #330827

Direct: 714-309-1140


About the Author

Tim Morissette, also known in the community as Mr. Foothill Ranch, offers over 46 years of real estate experience which has given him an established reputation and unmatched market knowledge. He is joined by his wife, Michele and sons Matt and Jeff, as they continue to offer personal service with an emphasis on achieving his clients’ real estate goals.  This unique combination of traits has led to his proven track record of referral and repeat business. This can be witnessed by the trust of homeowners in Foothill Ranch where he has sold twice as many homes and represented three times more buyers than the next-leading real estate agent for the last 26 years.

As residents of Foothill Ranch since 1994, Tim and Michele are actively involved in the community by fundraising for Foothill Ranch Library, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Cancer Society, Homes for Habitat, Relay for Life, South County Outreach, and the local church and schools. Tim enjoys sponsoring community-wide garage sales, paper shredding and e-waste recycling event, an Easter egg hunt, & a Meet Santa Event.

Tim and Michele are dedicated to their family of four sons, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren. As a family, they enjoy many outdoor activities which include camping, spearfishing, mountain climbing and exploring the miles of hiking and equestrian trails in Foothill Ranch and the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. Tim and his sons are also avid snowboarders and enjoy mountain biking and lobster diving. Family is a top priority in the Morissette household. They look forward to helping more families achieve their dreams of homeownership.