Tuesday , 26 January 2021

Mortgage Rates Holding Most of Their Recent Gains

By Matthew Graham

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates were flat today, after weaker-than-expected construction data prompted a positive bounce for bond markets. In general, bonds (which dictate mortgage rates) improve when economic data is weaker. Before this morning’s data, rates were at risk of coming out slightly higher compared to yesterday’s latest offerings. By holding flat, rates remain very close to the best levels seen in more than 8 months. This also keeps rates in a gentle downtrend over the past 3 months. Risk-tolerant clients are typically best-served by floating their rates while these trends remain intact. If rates break above the trend, it would serve as a cue to lock. Risk-averse clients are more interested in the fact that rates are near those 8-month lows, and should generally be locking. Loan Originator Perspective…(read more)

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