Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | The Latest Buzz for the Appraisal Industry

Stark Contrast: Refi Records in February vs Interest Rate Carnage Since Then

Despite your thoughts on the term “fake news,” we have to talk about it in the context of mortgage rates . It’s highly pertinent, even if deception is far from the intention. Thursday is a big day for mortgage rate news because that’s when Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage rate survey is published. Why does that matter? Because, while any given lender can do a fine job of tracking their own rates over time, Freddie is one of the only games in town when it comes to capturing a broad average rate offering among multiple lenders. It doesn’t hurt that their numbers go back to the 70’s and that they’re one of the two gigantic housing agencies that see a vast majority of all mortgages in the US move across their desks in some capacity. Over time, reporters have found it easy to simply cover mortgage

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