Mortgage Rates Rise After Trump Speech, But Not Necessarily Because of It


Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates moved sharply higher today, bringing the average top tier 30yr fixed quote back to 4.25% from 4.125% previously. That doesn’t exactly mean that rates are .125%, depending on your perspective. While the actual rate applied to loan balances is .125% higher on average, the amount of interest paid in conjunction with a mortgage is also depends on upfront costs. In cases where borrowers are being quoted .125% higher in rate today, those upfront costs are generally lower. If we express those costs in terms of rate, the actual day-over-day change is 0.07%. That may not seem like much, but it’s the biggest increase in well over a month. So what’s the deal? With Trump’s congressional speech yesterday and surging stock prices today, it’s tempting to view the rate move against that backdrop…(read more)

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