Mortgage Rates Not Much Higher Than Last Week

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates fell by a modest amount today. It was fairly inconsequential in the bigger picture, but could save some prospective borrowers a few dollars of upfront fees. If you’re in a position to decide on locking your loan this afternoon, be aware that tomorrow brings the important jobs report (nonfarm payrolls and the unemployment rate are released) which can have a bigger impact on rates than other economic reports. Despite today’s modest improvement, rates have been trending higher fairly consistently since breaking out of a sideways range on July 19th. But notably, current rates aren’t that much higher than they were late last week. In contrast, Freddie Mac’s widely-cited weekly rate survey says rates are 0.06% higher. That’s actually fairly outrageous . For instance, one of the biggest…(read more)

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