Mortgage Rates Lower Today, But Not Necessarily Lower This Week.

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates fell again today as the bond market continues to enjoy surprisingly strong levels over the past 2 weeks. That strength was not always a given as rates were actually moving higher from Friday through Tuesday. Since then, however, they’ve been falling back toward the recent lows seen on Thursday, July 8th. “Toward” is the operative word there as the average lender is definitely not yet any lower than that. In other words, mortgage rates may be lower today, but they’re better described as “flat to slightly higher” in week-over-week terms. This is in contrast to Freddie Mac’s weekly rate survey released this morning, showing a 0.02% decline on the week, but as always, Freddie’s survey methodology means we’re not really looking at Thursday vs Thursday. Instead, Freddie’s rate tends…(read more)

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