Mortgage Rates Lowest in Nearly 2 Months

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates fell today , in many cases to levels not seen in well over a month . The average lender was just a hair better than last Thursday, meaning you’d have to go back to November 17th to see anything better. 4.125% is still the most prevalent conventional 30yr fixed rate on top tier scenarios, with today’s improvements seen in the form of upfront costs. In other words, ” effective rates ” (which take closing costs into consideration) are lower while ” note rates ” (which is just the rate applied to your mortgage balance) are generally unchanged. What’s behind today’s move? First of all, lenders are increasingly able to offer rate sheet improvements even if bond markets simply hold their ground. Lenders had extra cushion built into late December rate sheets as bond markets deteriorated…(read more)

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