After Hitting 1-Month Lows, Rates Bounce Abruptly Higher


Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Just one day after hitting the lowest levels in more than a month, mortgage rates bounced higher today. For all intents and purposes, rates fell on Monday morning as the weekend produced no meaningful updates on the recent healthcare bill . Now today, Speaker Ryan and several unnamed sources have confirmed that the bill remains a priority for the House and they want to “get it right” without putting a timeline on it. That means Monday’s rate improvements no longer have the same justification. As such, rates shot quickly back into last week’s range. In addition to the updates on the healthcare bill, a top Fed official confirmed that 3 rate hikes are likely in 2017. This added additional weakness to bond markets (which dictate today’s interest rates). Almost every lender recalled the morning…(read more)

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