Mortgage Rates Are Low, But They’re Not Falling as Fast as The 10yr

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates have been putting on a rather frustrating and exciting show in the month of February. On the one hand, they’re at their lowest levels since 2012 and are off to their strongest start of any year on record. On the other hand, they’re not nearly as low as you’d expect them to be based on movement elsewhere in the interest rate world. In fact, even on a day like today where the mighty 10yr Treasury yield (something that a lot of people mistakenly view as the basis for mortgage rates) precipitously fell to new all-time lows, many mortgage lenders were offering the same rates as yesterday. More than a few were offering HIGHER rates. What’s up with that?! It’s certainly true that the 10yr yield sets the tone for mortgage rates better than any other mainstream rate. Treasuries set the…(read more)

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