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Trump Administration Drama Pushing Rates Even Lower

Mortgage rates fell yesterday in response to a tweet about Trump disbanding his councils of CEOs. Twitter was in play again today . This time around it was Gary Cohn, Trump’s economic advisor. Rather, it was rumors of Cohn’s departure that sent financial markets into a tail-spin. Terror attacks in Spain may have played a […]

Mortgage Rates Uninspired at 9-Month Lows

Mortgage rates held near the lowest levels since November 2016 today, after a key economic report showed subdued inflation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the most important metrics relied upon by the Fed when it comes to measuring the impact of its policies. In general, if inflation is increasing or running higher […]

Mortgage Rates Hold 2017 Lows Despite Market Volatility

Mortgage rates remained in line with 2017’s lows today, despite noticeable improvement in underlying bond markets. Under normal circumstances, bond market improvement equates fairly directly with mortgage rate improvement, but things aren’t exactly normal lately. On the simplest level, the timing of market movements over the past 2 days tells the story. The prices of […]

Mortgage Rates Still Struggling to Make Bigger Moves

Mortgage rates moved microscopically lower today, keeping them in line with the best levels in more than a month. The caveat is that there really hasn’t been much change during that time, so we’re measuring very small differences in average upfront costs among multiple lenders. This may or may not translate directly to any given […]

Mortgage Rates Tick Up After Jobs Report

While it was far from a dramatic move mortgage rates ticked slightly higher after today’s Employment Situation data, otherwise known simply as “the jobs report” or NFP (due to its headline component: nonfarm payrolls). On average, over time, NFP is the biggest market mover there is when it comes to economic reports. It’s no surprise […]

Mortgage Rates Steady at Recent Lows

Mortgage rates held steady today, keeping them in line with the best levels in just over a month. That means the best-qualified borrowers putting more than 20% down are seeing conventional 30yr fixed rates of roughly 4%, depending on the lender. Some are quoting rates in the 3.75-3.875% range, but points and fees may vary. […]

Mortgage Rates Steady to Slightly Lower After Fed

Mortgage rates were steady to slightly lower today, despite fairly substantial movement in underlying bond markets. Bond prices ultimately do more to inform mortgage rates than anything else. Prices moved higher today by an amount that would typically result in effective rates falling 0.03-0.05% depending on the lender. But as it stands, the average lender […]

Mortgage Rates at 3-Week Lows

Mortgage rates moved lower today, despite slightly weaker underlying bond markets. This has been an ongoing phenomenon in recent days. Bonds improve, implying lower mortgage rates, but lenders wait to drop rates until bond market improvement is vetted. In the current case, yesterday’s market gains remained relatively intact despite today’s market losses, thus giving lenders […]

Mortgage Rates Moderately Lower

Mortgage rates fell today, but continue to lagging behind the movements seen in underlying bond markets. Part of that has to do with the timing of bond market swings over the past few days, but lenders also simply want to see markets pick a theme and stick with it. Simply put: trading levels in bonds […]

Worst Week For Mortgage Rates Since March

Mortgage rates moved higher for a 4th straight day to end the month of June. In terms of upward movement, this has been the worst week for mortgage rates since early March, 2017. Most borrowers are now seeing rates that are a full eighth of a point higher than Monday morning’s levels. While that’s not […]