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Mortgage Rates Erase 2 Days of Weakness

Mortgage rates moved lower at a healthy pace today, more than erasing the past two days of weakness, but leaving most of last Thursday’s weakness intact. Some of the gains were attributable to today’s much weaker than expected reading on … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Drift Higher Again

Mortgage rates drifted higher for the second straight day despite a relatively flat day for underlying bond markets.  Rates pushed into their 2-week highs yesterday, but are still well under the levels seen in the first week of April.  Today’s … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Edge up to 2-Week Highs

Mortgage rates were just slightly higher today, extending a more forceful move higher last Thursday.  Whereas markets reacted to deescalating tension in Ukraine and stronger domestic economic reports last week, the current week is off to a slow start.  The … Continue reading

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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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