Rates Fall Slightly to Remain Near 8-Month Lows

Mortgage rates were steady to slightly lower today, with underlying bond markets essentially erasing the damage seen yesterday. This was neither here nor there for the mortgage world as most lenders didn’t adjust rates much higher yesterday (despite bond weakness). Thus, they didn’t have much to do today when bonds strengthened. In general “bond market strength” = lower rates and vice versa. There were no significant economic reports or major market-moving headlines today–at least not for rates. Oil prices and political headlines might make the evening news, but neither were directly responsible for the bond market improvement. The absence of change continues to be a good thing given that r…
Mortgage Rates Newsletter – Market Analysis

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