Mortgage Rates Hold Steady Despite Bond Market Weakness

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates side-stepped today, bringing an end to a gentle but consistent move lower over the past 5 business days. During that time the average conventional 30yr fixed rates for top tier scenarios fell about an eighth of a percentage point (0.125%). While that only translates to about $7 per month for every $100k financed, it’s a pretty decent move historically speaking. Today’s bond market momentum suggests the move could be in jeopardy. Bonds are the most direct source of inspiration for mortgage rates, and indeed, for rates in general. The 10yr Treasury yield tends to track mortgage rates exceptionally well, and it was roughly 0.03% higher today. The average lender, on the other hand, didn’t change mortgage rates at all. This has to do with the separate set of bonds specifically tied…(read more)

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