Mortgage Rates Sideways to Slightly Higher

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates were sideways to slightly higher today, depending on the lender. Underlying bond markets suggested a bit more movement, and that will likely be reflected in tomorrow morning’s rate sheets unless bonds improve overnight. In other words, effective rates are just a bit lower this afternoon than bond market trading levels would imply. This happens fairly often when bonds move during the day, but not by a wide enough margin to prompt mortgage lenders to reissue the day’s rate sheets. All that having been said, the change would still be fairly minimal in the bigger picture, with most any lender continuing to quote the same interest rate (just with slightly higher upfront costs). After dropping at the best pace in more than a month to the lowest levels in roughly a month on Friday,…(read more)

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