Mortgage Rates at 2-Week Lows After Yellen

Mortgage rates had been holding in a narrow range near their highest levels in roughly 3 months over the past few days. Despite some stability in underlying bond markets, lenders had hesitated to make meaningful adjustments to rate sheets (in their defense, there wasn’t much to work with). That all changed today after Fed Chair Yellen’s congressional testimony. In fact, it was the prepared remarks for the testimony, released at 8:30am ET this morning that did the trick for bond markets (which underlie interest rate movement). Market participants were eager to see if Yellen would strike a similarly soft tone to some of the recent speeches from other members of the Fed. Indeed, that was the ca…
Mortgage Rates Newsletter – Market Analysis

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