Articles from May 2017



Mortgage Rates Sideways Near Long-Term Lows

Mortgage rates remained relatively unchanged again today. This continues the sideways trend leading into Memorial Day weekend. As the current week progresses, we can expect to see volatility increase thanks to the presence of more significant economic data. In general, bond markets (which underlie mortgage and other rates) react to strength or weakness in economic […]

Mortgage Rates Improve as Lenders Catch up

Mortgage rates fell today despite relatively uneventful movement in underlying bond markets (which drive day to day changes in rates). The net improvement can be explained by the timing of yesterday’s improvement. Simply put, bonds improved late in the day (following the 2pm release of the Fed Minutes). That market improvement was too late in […]

Mortgage Rates Coast Into Extended Weekend

Mortgage rates didn’t move much today. Lenders that made detectable adjustments generally did so in a moderately positive direction. While this isn’t remotely enough to make a difference in the actual NOTE rate on a mortgage quote, it could make for microscopically lower upfront costs (thereby affecting the “effective” rate). As far as note rates […]

Upward Mortgage Rate Momentum Pauses After Fed

Mortgage rates moved moderately higher this morning, beginning the day at the highest levels in roughly 2 weeks. Afternoon events helped underlying bond markets bounce back, however, resulting in several lenders issuing positive reprices. This means that some lenders are in slightly better shape vs yesterday while others remain in worse shape. All things being […]

Mortgage Rates Remain Under Pressure

Mortgage rates began the day in decent shape with the average lender roughly unchanged versus yesterday. As the day progressed, bond markets (which dictate rates) weakened. Most lenders were forced to reissue slightly higher rates in the afternoon. Any lenders who didn’t raise rates this afternoon will instead have to account for the weakness in […]

Low and Sideways, Mortgage Rates Play Waiting Game

Mortgage rates were slightly higher for the 3rd straight day, continuing a modest bounce back from the year’s lowest rates last Wednesday. In a nutshell, bond markets (which dictate mortgage rates) reacted in a big way to last week’s political headlines, and have since been biding their time as markets wait for further developments. In […]

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Mortgage Rates Higher, Volatility Looms

Mortgage rates continued higher for the 2nd straight day after hitting the lowest levels in more than 7 months earlier this week. Wednesday’s big move lower was a direct result of political headlines relating to potential wrongdoing in communications between Trump and former FBI Director Comey concerning the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Advisor […]

Rates Respond to Political Scandal by Plummeting to 2017 Lows

Mortgage rates surged significantly lower today, as a part of a broad-based market movement following a political scandal that began taking shape yesterday afternoon. You can choose your preferred media outlet to digest all of the details, but the issue surrounds communications between Trump, former FBI Director Comey, and the potential for the details of […]

Mortgage Rates Rise Gently From 7-Month Lows

Financial markets are still reeling from political headlines that first began circulating on Tuesday afternoon. While stock markets made a reasonable attempt to retrace yesterday’s big move lower, bond markets weren’t as interested. Fortunately, that means mortgage rates moved modestly higher , leaving them fairly close to yesterday’s 7-month lows. On Tuesday morning, well-priced lenders […]