Mortgage Rates Higher Ahead of Jobs Report

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates moved higher today, bringing them back in line with the highest levels in nearly a month. That sounds a bit worse than it actually is, due to the narrow range of rates over that time. In fact, most prospective borrowers would be quoted the same rate as yesterday, with the only difference being slightly higher upfront costs. With extended periods of narrow ranges comes increased odds for a bigger move . There’s never any way to tell if such a move will be higher or lower–only that it’s more likely. This is especially true as we head into big-ticket events like tomorrow’s jobs report. Traders are also tuned in to the weekend’s French election results and the various political headlines coming out of Washington. In general, rates had been trending lower through mid-April, and they…(read more)

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