Mortgage Rates Match 7-Year Highs

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates may have had a fairly bad day last Friday, but today was worse . Today officially saw the average lender back at rates not seen since May 17th, 2018. That date might not seem too far away, but at the time, it marked the highest rates since late April of 2011. In other words, today’s rates matched 7-year highs. If there’s a saving grace , it’s the fact that underlying bond markets were able to improve throughout the day without most mortgage lenders adjusting rate sheets accordingly. In other words, if bonds are in the same territory by tomorrow morning, the average lender would be offering slightly lower rates. The other potential saving grace is that rates have had a bad enough moving streak that they’re increasingly likely to catch a break simply due to the normal cadence of…(read more)

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