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Mortgage Rate Trends: Third Day Lower

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage rates fell for the third day in a row on Friday, though affected borrowers may have noticed the changes reflected in closing costs rather than an actual interest rate change. We’ve seen rates drop low enough that some market ...

Mortgage Rates: Moving Lower

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage loan interest rates have been moving downwards since our last report, but the moves have been small, and we still see a familiar range of rates. 30-year fixed rate conventional mortgages are still within a best execution range between ...

Mortgage Rates: Four Days Of Moving Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

In the short-term, mortgage rates have been on an upward swing. Tuesday’s rate activity had early higher moves, but with recovering later in the day, resulting in a continuation of the recent range of conventional rates but with more lenders ...

Mortgage Loan Interest Rate Trends: Edging Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Much attention was given to the Fed on Wednesday, but there was no hint of another planned rate hike; good news for now but that did not help mortgage loan rates in the end as stronger-than-expected jobs data helped put ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Moving Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

While we don’t report on mortgage rate trends on a daily basis, we do give more time to that coverage when circumstances warrant, and this week definitely rates a closer look at the trends. Since our last report, mortgage rates ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Going Lower Again

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Since our last report, the mortgage rate trend has swung back to improvements, taking back loses incurred last week and dropping hints that things could be settling into a new range. It’s still early days yet, but industry professionals are ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Improving Slightly

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage loan interest rates are not directly tied to things like scheduled economic data releases. Friday’s job report, for example, is not directly associated with rate movements, but investor reaction to such reports can and often does influence mortgage rates. ...

Interest Rate Trends: Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

We’ve watched an overall upward trend in interest rate behavior for mortgages in recent weeks, and while there have been some days of recovery, it seems that at present there are a variety of factors putting upward pressure on rates. ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Recovering

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage rate watchers were paying close attention on Thursday to see what the European Central Bank (ECB) might announce that could influence investor behavior in markets affecting mortgage interest rates. Fears of higher rates on Thursday were out to rest ...

Mortgage Loan Rates: Friday Bounce

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

In our last report, we noted that mortgage loan rates had made some improvement, but the very next day we saw rates bouncing to highs not seen in several months-a move that not only affected conventional mortgages, but also served ...