Rates Finally Catching a Break; Appreciation Breaks 8-Year Record; Millions in Danger of Losing Homes

In the past 2 decades , there have been 6 months where mortgage rates rose at least 50 basis points. February 2021 was one of them. Moreover, it was one of only 2 of those months where rates rose without obvious provocation from a significant new, unexpected motivation (the last time that happened was December 2010. The other months were associated with 2013’s taper tantrum, the 2016 presidential election, and the market dislocations in March 2020 as covid panic surged). In other words, it was a really bad month for rates–so bad, in fact, that it has increasingly made sense to look for some relief simply because things don’t tend to stay that bad for that long. Of course, if there’s an exception to how rapidly rates “usually” spike, it has every right to occur after rates have spent an unusually
Rates Finally Catching a Break; Appreciation Breaks 8-Year Record; Millions in Danger of Losing Homes
Rates Finally Catching a Break; Appreciation Breaks 8-Year Record; Millions in Danger of Losing Homes

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