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Brief note from the desk of Miguel Velazco Sr. MBA

Week of: Monday, June 25, 2012


Present Market Conditions
This week brings us the release of six pieces of economic data in addition to a couple of Treasury auctions that have the potential to influence mortgage rates. None of the reports are considered to be highly important or labeled as market-movers, but they do carry enough significance to affect mortgage pricing if they show surprises in their results.


Expectations
June's Consumer Confidence Index (CCI), It will be posted late Tuesday morning and is important to the financial markets because it measures consumer willingness to spend. If consumers are more confident about their own financial situations, they are more apt to make large purchases in the near future. If it shows a sizable increase in confidence from last month, we can expect to see the bond market falter and mortgage rates rise slightly. Current forecasts are calling for a reading of 64.0, down from last month's 64.9 reading. The lower the reading, the better the news for bonds and mortgage rates.

 

Thursday’s only monthly or quarterly economic data is the final reading to the 1st Quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The GDP is the sum of all products and services produced in the U.S. and is considered to be the best measurement of economic growth or contraction. However, this particular data is quite aged now (covers January through March) and will likely have little impact on the bond market or mortgage pricing unless it varies greatly from previous readings. Market participants are looking more towards next month's release of this quarter's initial GDP reading. Last month's first revision showed a 1.9% rise in the GDP, which is what analysts are expecting to see again.

 

Friday has two reports scheduled, the first being May's Personal Income and Outlays data at 8:30 AM ET. This report gives us an indication of consumer ability to spend and current spending activity. They are important because consumer spending makes up over two-thirds of the U.S. economy. If consumer income is rising, they have more money to spend each month. Analysts are expecting to see an increase of 0.1% in income and a 0.1% rise in the spending portion of the report. Declines in both of these readings would be good news for the bond market and mortgage rates.

The University of Michigan will close out this week’s data when they update their Index of Consumer Sentiment for May late Friday morning. This index gives us a measurement of consumer willingness to spend. As with Tuesday's CCI, if consumers are more comfortable with their own financial situations, they are more apt to make large purchases in the near future. Since consumer spending makes up over two-thirds of the U.S. economy, any related data has the potential to affect bond trading and mortgage rates. A downward revision would be considered good news for bonds and rates, but forecasts are calling for no change from this month's preliminary reading of 74.1.

 

Also worth noting is the fact that the Fed will be selling more debt this week. These sales may influence broader bond trading enough to affect mortgage rates if they show strong or weak investor demand. There are sales every day except Friday but the two most likely to affect rates are Wednesday's 5-year Note sale and Thursday's 7-year Note auction. If they are met with a strong demand, we could see bond prices rise during afternoon trading. This could lead to afternoon improvements to mortgage rates also. But, if the sales draw a lackluster interest from investors, mortgage rates may move higher during afternoon trading those days.


Guidance
Overall, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday’s data should bring some volatility in trading and mortgage rates. It is difficult to label one particular day as the most important as none of them stand out as critical. In fact, any day that has a sizable move in stocks could help determine which day was the most active for mortgage rates.

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Miguel is an excellent professional; he is the best real estate agent that I could have known. I met him a in the middle of my plans to sell my home. He was a rare to find personality on these days. He is a very dynamic person and never leaves behind what can be done now. He is very efficient, totally results-oriented. He gave me the best orientation before, during and after the sale of my home. My right arm. He was always pending of each step to be taken, the promotion, the offers, the deadlines and terms of the sale, the inspections, the Title Office, the contract, closing the sale, there was not a moment when he did not stop orienting me. And of course thanks to him I sold my house above the price originally offered and in less than a month. If you don't hire Miguel for the sale of your house, forgive me, but you're a fool.”

 

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“...I have employed the services of Miguel Velazco as listing agent. He is a true Professional. ...I have never had a smoother transaction from listing to end of sale ever. Anyone using Miguel’s services would be very fortunate.” ~Easter Jestadt [84 years young]”

 

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APRIL 2015 SAN RAMON SELLERS "...It is our immense please to recommend Miguel Velazco to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. ...aggressive marketing campaign,... team of talented individuals,... masterful marketing strategy,... he kept us apprised throughout the entire process and made certain the entire process is pleasant for us the seller,... thanks to the magic work of Miguel Velazco..."

 

~ PHILLIP & MARISSA - SAN RAMON SELLERS

RE: Recommendation letter To whom it may concern: It is a genuine pleasure and honor for me to recommend Miguel Velazco Sr., MBA, a wealth builder-Realtor. In today’s global interconnected world, Miguel possesses unique well-rounded attributes transitioning from residential to commercial Real estate sales. Miguel’s office has a fascinating blend of multi-cultural and multi-lingual real estate team. He is highly educated, he understands real estate Legal, Ethical, Marketing, and Win-Win Negotiations; he is able to manage complicated challenging transactions with intelligence. Miguel provides exceptional service; it is a delight to work with him and his team. I always recommend Miguel to my close friends and corporate clients all over the US territory. If you have any further questions I can be reached direct via email at: scui@silicastar.com Sincerely, Shulin Cui, CEO SilicaStar

 

~ RECOMMENDATION LETTER FROM A CEO

To: Mr. Miguel Velazco RE/MAX Dear Miguel, On behalf of my mother, sister and myself, I want to thank you so much for your undying efforts to sell our property from our family trust. My mother has peace of mind & she is thrilled. We knew from the start this property would be a difficult sale due to its condition and the mitigating circumstances surrounding it. You never wavered in your efforts to sell it, and you did everything in your power to administer the terms of the sale as we requested. To your credit, you never asked us to accept an offer or terms we were not comfortable with like so many other realtors might have done just to accomplish a quick sale. Every decision you helped us make was with our best interest at heart. Your honesty, professionalism, and determination set you apart from other agents in your field. Thank you Miguel, we will never sell another property without your representation. Sincerely, Diana Wyllie [DWyllieEnt@aol.com] Irene Liranzo Sandra Seat

 

~ PROBATE

Recently I contacted Miguel's team in order to sell my home. Although market adverse value/condition of house, Miguel's team not only sold my home at a price I was comfortable with but the team did it all inside of 39 days from listing to close! They are very organized, knowledgeable and detail oriented. I would not even consider attempting another real estate transaction without them.

 

~ Country Club

"I have not found another Agent that is half the quality... he is the asset you want on your side. MIGUEL is a prompt and efficient "go getter". I have used him twice to sell and purchase a home and our last sale took just 35 days from list to close. THE TEAM is extremely knowledgeable about what needs to happen and when, he is also not afraid to push if others are falling behind. For any person expecting professionalism in their Realtor. The Meltzers"

 

~ Relocation

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