Mortgage Rates Start Week Near Long-Term Lows


Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates were roughly unchanged to begin the week. That means they are staying in line with the lowest levels in more than a year. Only 2 or 3 days have been any better, depending on the lender, and the differences are minimal. It’s refreshing to see rates near long-term lows after somewhat of a scare 2 weeks ago. Heading into March 1st, rates rose at their quickest pace in more than a month. In so doing, they were also potentially breaking out of a sideways range that had dominated most of 2019. When rates break such ranges, it’s not uncommon for them to keep moving in the direction of the break. In other words, we may have been looking at the beginning of a bigger move toward higher rates. Thankfully, last week saw a complete reversal of the negative momentum. This restored the previous…(read more)

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