Monthly Archives: March 2006

South Bay Crime Rate Plummets

Cities in the South Bay of Los Angeles enjoyed a 9.1% overall drop in crime during 2005 thanks to large drops in burglaries, auto thefts, and assaults. There has been an overall 51.2% drop in crime since 1995 in the … Continue reading

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interest Rates as of 3/19/06

Loan Type                                 This week     Last week   30 yr fixed mtg 5.88% 5.93%       15 yr fixed mtg 5.57% 5.60%       5/1 ARM 5.62% 5.63%       30 yr fixed jumbo mtg 6.18% 6.20%     … Continue reading

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Comments on Interest Rates from HSH Associates

Excerpts from 3/17/06 newsletter: After stomping higher in recent weeks to three-year highs, 30-year fixed rate mortgages (FRM) eased back a little. The average 30-year FRM dipped by two basis points. While reports of rising inflation and continued strong growth … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates as of 3/10/06

Loan Type                                    Today   Last Wk   30 Year fixed mtg 5.93% 5.79%       15 yr fixed mtg 5.60% 5.44%       5/1 ARM 5.63% 5.52%       30 yr fixed jumbo mtg 6.20% 6.09%     … Continue reading

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Interest Rate News from HSH Associates

Newsletter dated 3/3/06: Fixed mortgage rates ticked just a little lower this week. Statistics for loan terms and types can be found at http://www.hsh.com/stats-index.html. There now seem to be two forces at opposing ends of the economy: housing and… everything … Continue reading

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