Mortgage Rates Unchanged vs Last Week

Mortgage rates were generally unchanged today, compared to Friday afternoon’s latest levels. Only a handful of lenders responded to strength in bond markets this afternoon by offering rate sheet improvements. That’s a mixed blessing as it leaves other lenders with more to work with tomorrow. In other words, we’ll be heading into the day with […]

Rates Begin Week Unchanged at July’s Lows

Mortgage rates held steady today, which leaves them in line with the lowest levels in July. In underlying bond markets (bond movement directly impacts lenders’ rate offerings), it was an exceptionally quiet day–especially for mortgage-related bonds. Activity should increase somewhat as the week progresses. That’s a typical pattern for most weeks–all other things being equal […]

Mortgage Rates End Week at Best Levels

Mortgage rates are experiencing increased volatility at the end of this week, which was to-be-expected given the calendar of events and economic data. Fortunately, the volatility worked in favor of lower rates this morning after Retail Sales and a key consumer inflation report both came in lower than expected. In general, weaker economic data coincides […]

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 […]

Rates Cap Impressively Sideways Week Near Long-Term Lows

Weeks like this are the reason that some mortgage rate analysis is only done once a week. There haven’t been any significant developments in financial markets–at least not as far as bonds (which dictate rates) have been concerned. And there certainly hasn’t been any significant movement in mortgage rates themselves. In fact, with the exception […]

Mortgage Rates Fairly Steady to Begin Week

Mortgage rates were mostly flat again today, despite bond market weakness (lower bond prices generally mean higher rates). Between MBS (the mortgage-backed-securities that underlie mortgage rate movement) and US Treasuries (the risk-free benchmark for all US debt/bonds), the latter fared worse. In other words, mortgage bonds outperformed Treasuries. That’s one of the reasons we didn’t […]

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 Unchanged Heading Into Fed Week

Mortgage rates were unchanged today, holding onto modest improvements seen yesterday. In many ways, the past 2 days have confirmed that rates are in limbo near the lower end of the post-election range. To be sure, they were definitively lower in mid-April, but they’re much closer to recent lows than highs. More importantly, current levels […]

Mortgage Rates End Week Roughly Unchanged

Mortgage rates were sideways to slightly higher this week as global financial markets braced for volatility surrounding this weekend’s French election. While it may seem like a world away from the domestic mortgage market, events that potentially impact the stability of the European Union have a strong track record of filtering through to movement in […]

Mortgage Rates End Week Little-Changed

Mortgage rate were unchanged to slightly lower today. Once again, the actual change you see will depend heavily on the lender in question. Most are fairly close to yesterday’s latest levels but a few are noticeably better or worse. In general, those who deviated from “unchanged” today, did so in a friendly direction. This was […]