Mortgage Rates Officially Hit 3-Year Lows

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates didn’t move any lower today, but they earned an important distinction nonetheless. As of today, you’d have to go back 3 full years to see rate sheets any lower, on average. May 10th, 2013 was a very bumpy day for rates, and it capped a week that served as the starting point for the ‘taper tantrum’ (several months of rapidly increasing rates as markets adjusted to the idea that the Fed would be ending its bond buying program). With a range of 3.5 to 3.625%, today’s top tier conventional 30yr fixed quotes are right in line with those seen on May 9th. There was no meaningful inspiration for bond markets today, but it is somewhat reassuring that they’ve continued to hold ground even as stocks have moved much higher in recent days. While it’s never a 1:1 relationship, higher stock…(read more)

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