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Interest Rates Drop for WHEDA loans!

This just came through from WHEDA (Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Authority)

Thanks to a change in our underlying cost of funds, WHEDA effective immediately is substantially reducing the interest rates on its WHEDA Fannie Mae Advantage suite of first mortgage products. The new rates are as follows:

WHEDA Fannie Mae Advantage 4.95% WHEDA Fannie Mae Advantage - Price Point 4.40% WHEDA Fannie Mae Advantage - MI Choice 4.60% WHEDA Fannie Mae Advantage - Low LTV 4.60%

WHEDA will reduce the interest rates accordingly on all loans that are currently locked but have not yet funded. Lenders will receive a revised Confirmation of Rate Lock. Rates are subject to change daily, so lenders should visit periodically for the most up-to-date interest rates.

WHEDA issues mortgage revenue bonds (MRBs) to raise proceeds to fund its mortgage loans. Changes announced yesterday to the New Issue Bond Program (NIBP) by the U.S. Department of Treasury will effectively reduce the interest rate on MRBs WHEDA will issue through December 31, 2011, making this one-time decrease in interest rates possible. Under NIBP, the Treasury, through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is investing in a portion of MRBs issued by state housing finance agencies (HFAs) in an attempt to lower borrowing costs for low-to-moderate income first-time home buyers as a means of increasing affordable housing lending activity nationwide.