Mortgage Rates Modestly Higher Despite Stronger Bond Market

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates were steady to slightly higher yet again today. This reinforces our sense from yesterday that rates may have already found their post-Fed floor. The thing that makes today’s modest weakness somewhat surprising is the fact that underlying bond markets actually suggested rates could improve. Actually, it would be more surprising to see this during a more normal time of year for the mortgage market. On the days leading up to the Christmas holiday, it’s not uncommon to see lenders being a bit more conservative with mortgage rate offerings. In the bigger picture , rates are still very close to their lowest levels in months. In fact, with the exception of the past 2 days, today’s rates are easily the lowest since the beginning of September. In general, if the broader economy (and the…(read more)

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