November Was a Great Month For Mortgage Rates

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Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates may have ebbed slightly higher today, but that only erased a fraction of the improvement seen over the past 2 days. Combined with the even stronger showing 2 weeks ago, this makes November the best month of 2018 in terms of mortgage rate improvement. All of the good times come with a price , however, as the first few days of the month saw rates move to their highest levels in more than 7 years. Nonetheless, anyone in the market to buy or refi has seen a meaningful improvement over the past 3 weeks. How meaningful is meaningful? Assuming a loan amount of $300,000, the average mortgage payment (30yr fixed, conventional) would be $45/mo lower this week vs last week, and $90/mo lower vs the beginning of the month. In terms of upfront costs (i.e. if you were paying points to keep…(read more)

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