Mortgage Rates Holding Recent Highs to Begin Week

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates were generally unchanged today despite slight improvements in underlying bond markets. As of last Friday, the average lender was quoting rates at or near the highest levels in more than 2 months, meaning today earns the same dubious distinction. The saving grace is that in relative terms, the past 2-3 months have been historically less volatile than normal, and conventional 30yr fixed rates at 4% (or just under) are still widely available for top tier scenarios. Today was light in terms of economic data and political events to inspire movement in rates, but that could change at any moment . President Trump told reporters that he is “very very close” to selecting the next Chair of the Federal Reserve (Yellen does not seem to be in the running based on his choice of words). Markets…(read more)

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