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Mortgage Rates Inch Toward 2-Week Lows

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates are primarily a function of trading levels in the bond market and bonds have enjoyed (or suffered) an interesting mix of volatility and stability in June. US Treasury yields (which share a strong correlation with ,mortgage rates) moved sharply lower at the beginning of the month. Mortgages didn’t move quite as much, but nonetheless made it to their best levels since late February. After that, the Fed announcement on June 16th was the next major source of volatility. It pushed rates quickly higher and they’ve been gradually recovering since then. Today adds another almost imperceptible brick to that wall, but it’s enough to nudge the average 30yr fixed rate to its lowest level since the morning before the Fed announcement. Some see those levels as a sign that it’s time to be more…(read more)

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