Mortgage Rates at 2 Week Lows Amid Political Uncertainty


Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates were steady-to-slightly lower today, keeping them in line with the lowest levels in 2 weeks and very close to the lowest levels of the month. For most lenders, that means conventional 30yr fixed rate quotes of 4.25% on top tier scenarios. Some lenders are still up at 4.375% and an aggressive few are back down to 4.125%. Last week, we discussed the motivations for the rate improvements in detail. To recap: longer-term rates like mortgages had already risen in anticipation of the Fed rate hike. It wasn’t a surprise. Instead, markets were focused on the Fed’s forward-looking rate hike forecasts, which came out slightly slower than markets expected. Thus, rates were overly-prepared for a fast rate hike timeline and had some room to return to early March levels. From there, attention…(read more)

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