Mortgage Rates Slightly Lower Ahead of Holiday Week

Mortgage rates maintained their paradoxical descent following this week’s Fed rate hike. The paradox can be accounted-for in several ways, but the easiest is to say that bond markets (which dictate mortgage rates) were erring on the side of caution leading up to the Fed announcement. Even though the hike was a given, the trading environment following the hike was not. Bonds were prepared for that environment to be more difficult than it has proven to be, and thus rates have managed to come back down to some extent. The movement over the past 3 days is far from extreme. Most lenders continue quoting conventional 30yr fixed rates in a range from 4.0 to 4.125% with the improvements seen in the …
Mortgage Rates Newsletter – Market Analysis

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