Mortgage Rates Improved Today

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

After a pretty rough conclusion last week, yesterday’s stability was a welcome change for mortgage rates at the start of the new week. Today made things slightly better as the average lender improved modestly. This puts today’s rate quotes back in line with those seen last Thursday afternoon. More importantly, rates managed to hold their ground despite the presence of strong economic data this morning. Whether we’re talking about the Fed or the average bond market investor, most everyone is intently focused on the economy at the moment–waiting to see if it will reaccelerate or begin to show signs of weakness. A strong economy generally puts upward pressure on rates and vice versa. Today was important because it broke that mold. Rates improved in the middle of the day even after the strong…(read more)

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