Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

There are two pieces of big news for mortgage rates over the past few business days. The first arrived last week in the form of the removal of the adverse market fee that artificially increased rates for refinance transactions starting late last summer. The second arrived yesterday in the form of an impressive improvement in the bond market (bonds are the primary source of motivation for mortgage rates). This friendly double whammy pushed the average lender easily into the lowest rate range since early February with conventional refinance quotes once again coming in under 3.0% in best-case scenarios. It remains to be seen how long we’ll be able to enjoy these rates. Today’s bond market volatility offered a warning . The first few hours of trading were actually stellar, with bonds improving…(read more)

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Published On: July 20, 2021 / Categories: Mortgage News /