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Mortgage Rates Sideways to Slightly Lower

Mortgage rates have been so little-changed in recent days that yesterday’s coverage wouldn’t need to be changed in order to apply perfectly today. Indeed, the 3rd paragraph is a word-for-word repeat. To be fair though, we would need to update yesterday’s reference to “especially over the past 5 days.” That “5” would now be a […]

Recent Mortgage Rate Stability Could Change Tomorrow

Mortgage rates moved modestly higher today, for most lenders. This had more to do with yesterday’s market movement than today’s. Bond markets were weakening yesterday afternoon (which typically results in rates moving higher). But the weakness came too late in the day for most lenders to bother with reissuing rate sheets. Instead, they waited for […]

Rates Drop to 8-Month Lows

Mortgage rates fell convincingly today, though not all lenders adjusted rates sheets in proportion to the gains seen in bond markets (which underlie rate movement). Those gains came early, with this morning’s economic data coming in much weaker than expected. Markets were especially sensitive to the Consumer Price Index (an inflation report) which showed core […]

Mortgage Rates Steady-to-Higher as Busy Week Begins

Mortgage rates were either flat or slightly higher , depending on the lender today. Movement in underlying bond markets suggested a modest increase in rates, but it came too late in the day for most lenders to respond with a mid-day rate change. As such, rates SHOULD be slightly higher, all other things being equal. […]

Mortgage Rates Continue Modestly Higher

Mortgage rates moved higher for the second straight day amid a general lack of actionable information. Some investors noted that the results of the elections in the U.K. were surprising, but not in a way that was any help to interest rates. In general, rates found most of their motivation from the absence of significant […]

Mortgage Rates Rise Modestly From 2017 Lows

Mortgage rates rose modestly today after spending 2 days at the best levels in nearly 8 months. Financial markets were tuned in to several key events with the power to cause volatility for rates today. Of these, the Senate testimony of former FBI Director Comey probably had the biggest spotlight. Rates were already coming under […]

Mortgage Rates Unexpectedly Fall to 2017 Lows (Again)

Mortgage rates unexpectedly fell to new 7-month lows today, following bond market gains in the overnight hours (Asian and European trading sessions). Interest rates are driven by bond markets. The latter is part of an ecosystem of “risk” associated with the entire financial market. At times, most of that broader market will collectively move toward […]

Mortgage Rates Just Off 7-Month Lows

Mortgage rates were modestly higher today after hitting the lowest levels since early November at the end of last week. Along with mid-April, this is the second time rates have been in this territory in more than 7 months. Most prospective borrowers will see very little–if any difference between Friday’s rate quotes and today’s. Certainly, […]

Rates Fall to 2017 Lows After Jobs Report

Mortgage rates moved convincingly lower today following weaker-than-expected employment data from the Labor Department. The big “jobs report” showed only 138k new nonfarm payrolls (the report’s headline job creation metric) in May, and a negatively revised 174k in April (down from 211k). March was revised lower as well, painting a suddenly gloomier picture relative to […]

Rates Edge Higher Ahead of Jobs Report

Mortgage rates gave back yesterday’s gains this morning following a stronger-than-expected employment report from ADP. While this is not the week’s biggest jobs report, investors view it as one of several early indicators of the official Employment Situation (the big jobs report that comes out tomorrow morning). In general, stronger economic data (i.e. more job […]