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Mortgage Rates Slightly Higher, but Remain Near Recent Lows

Mortgage rates were slightly higher today as investors continued to pull back from yesterday’s geopolitically motivated buying spree.  Tensions in Ukraine had created a short term spike in demand for fixed income securities like Treasuries and the mortgage-backed-securities (MBS) that … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Sharply Higher to End The Week

Mortgage rates moved sharply higher today on a combination of factors including strong economic data, developments in Ukraine, and prevailing market momentum.  That momentum risked turning negative as soon as Monday, when rates ended their impressive 7-day rally.  Rather than … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hold Ground After Ukraine Headlines

Mortgage rates started the day in weaker territory, continuing higher for a second straight morning.  Just after 10am, headlines regarding violence in Ukraine sent stocks lower and provided demand for fixed-income.  The move out of stocks and into bonds is … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Snap 7 Day Winning Streak

Mortgage rates finally ended a move lower that began 7 business days earlier on April 3rd.  The biggest movement during that time was the Employment Situation data on April 4th.  While those jobs numbers were actually decent and while rates … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Fall Back to Unchanged After FOMC

Mortgage rates began the day higher, but many lenders are set to end in line with yesterday’s rates after this afternoon’s FOMC Minutes.  These are the meeting minutes from the Fed’s 2-day policy discussion that results in their official policy … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Down Big; Lowest in a Month

Mortgage rates began the day without any hint of the drama that was to come.  The first rate sheets of the day were little-changed compared to yesterday’s latest offerings.  Then markets of all shapes and sizes went on a fairly … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hold Solid Gains

Mortgage rates managed to hold on to yesterday’s big improvements as markets held very steady by comparison today.  If there’s a slight bias, it’s positive for bond markets, resulting in most lenders moving to just slightly better rates today.  The … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Close to Erasing Last Week’s Losses

Mortgage rates improved substantially today, at least in the context of small day-over-day movement seen since last week’s Fed Forecasts sent rates quickly higher.  While they’re not quite back to Wednesday morning’s levels, they’re much closer than they have been … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Continue to 3-Week Lows

Mortgage rates fell again today, bringing them to levels not seen since March 18th for many lenders.  While there was no significant economic data today, rates benefited in part from the ongoing weakness in stocks, which are on pace for … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Slightly Lower Ahead of Fed Minutes

Mortgage rates were lower for a 4th straight day today, further digging in to mid-March levels, but by a smaller amount today.  In that sense, the rally following last Friday’s jobs report is cooling off a bit, and markets could … Continue reading

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