Mortgage Rates Set Another 9-Month High

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates pushed up to yet another 9-month high today–something that’s become all too common in the past few weeks. Just as troubling is the fact that 10yr Treasury yields–the bigger, more important neighbor that shares the street with mortgage rates–are operating at their highest levels since early 2014. Mortgage rates aren’t directly tied to Treasury yields, but big momentum in Treasuries tends to spill over. Incidentally, both Treasuries and MBS (the mortgage-backed-securities that underlie mortgage rates) were roughly unchanged today. The problem is they were much weaker on Friday afternoon and mortgage lenders didn’t fully adjust for that fact with Friday’s rate sheets. That left them with a bit of catching up to do this morning. In other words, lenders needed to push their rates…(read more)

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