Rates Set to End Year With Glimmer of Hope

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates moved lower today , somewhat significantly, depending on the lender. In many cases, quotes are an eighth of a point lower compared to Tuesday morning. Some lenders made the move yesterday. For others, today did the trick. In both cases, the “effective rate” (a hypothetical rate that accounts for lender-imposed closing costs) fell at its best pace in weeks. Today’s quotes are the best since December 12th on average. 4.25% is now the most prevalent conventional 30yr fixed quote on top tier scenarios, although 4.375% remains fairly common. While I would love to tell you that this is a sign of a big shift back in a friendly direction, the gains are largely a result of the year-end bond trading environment. It’s not the same bond market that’s normally pulling the levers behind the…(read more)

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Rates Set to End Year With Glimmer of Hope
Rates Set to End Year With Glimmer of Hope

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