Mortgage Rates Hold Ground Despite Market Weakness

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Mortgage Rates Hold Steady Despite market weakness posted jan 11, 2019. Mortgage rates were unchanged again today, despite moderate weakness in underlying bond markets. Bonds are the primary ingredient used in determining mortgage rates, but the timing of market movement and lender preferences can result in discrepancies between the two.

Chalk that up to the widespread dissemination of the highly regarded primary Mortgage Market Survey. and rates. The more it looks like such a bounce is taking hold, the greater the risk that.

Mortgage rates are higher for the second week in a row. But they remain a bargain compared to last year, and they’ll not likely to rise much more. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

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Even then, several lenders are actually worse off today, despite trading levels improving. With 2 ugly days of weakness. rates. The more it looks like such a bounce is taking hold, the greater the.

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Mortgage rates managed to hold in line with 2017’s lowest levels for a 2nd day, even though underlying bond markets suggested a move higher. That means the prices of mortgage-backed-securities (MBS-the bonds that dictate mortgage rates) were lower. When MBS prices are lower, it means investors are paying lenders less to buy mortgages.

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To put the narrowness of the range in context, the "ups and downs" are only seen in the upfront costs associated with any given mortgage rate. Rates themselves haven’t changed for the average loan.