Mortgage Rates Are Actually Unchanged This Week!

By Matthew Graham

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates moved LOWER today, following a policy announcement from the European Central Bank (ECB). That claim runs counter to almost any other mortgage rate headline in the mainstream news because big media is in the habit of quoting Freddie Mac’s weekly rate survey. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as long as you understand the underlying timelines. Unfortunately, most news outlets gloss over those important details or leave them out completely. Specifically, Freddie’s survey is heavily weighted toward responses that come in on Monday and Tuesday, even though Wednesday is also technically included. Thursday and Friday are never counted. That means that any rate volatility that hits during the second half of the week typically isn’t captured in Freddie’s numbers. Long story short , because…(read more)

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