Mortgage Rates Unchanged to Slightly Higher

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates moved modestly higher for the 3rd straight business day, making for a moderate correction from the last Wednesday’s 1-month lows. In the recent context, talking about “1-month lows” and 3-day losing streaks is actually far too dramatic when it comes to the actual movement in rates. Most prospective borrowers would be seeing the same rates as last week with the only differences being a slight adjustment in the upfront costs. Even then, many lenders are perfectly unchanged over the past 2 days. Point being: rate volatility has been calm with few exceptions. Today’s weakness (i.e. bond market weakness, which corresponds to higher rates) was driven by weak demand at today’s 10yr Treasury auction. Mortgage rates aren’t based directly on Treasuries, but the latter provide big-picture…(read more)

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