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Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dips, Odds of an Easing Jumps

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dips, Odds of an Easing Jumps

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage shed 7 basis points over the past two weeks to 4.07 percent, an average rate which is now 54 basis points lower than at the same time last year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey data. The average rate for... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Slips, Odds of an Easing Drops

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Slips, Odds of an Easing Drops

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped 6 basis points over the past week to 4.14 percent, which is 41 basis points below the average rate as measured at the same time last year (4.55 percent), according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey data. At the same... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Ticks Up, Odds of an Easing Jumps

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Ticks Up, Odds of an Easing Jumps

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage inched up 3 basis points over the past week to 4.20 percent, which is up 14 basis points since the end of March but 38 basis points below the average rate at the same time last year (4.58 percent), according to Freddie... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Ticks Up, Odds of an Easing Slips

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Ticks Up, Odds of an Easing Slips

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage ticked up 5 basis points over the past week to 4.17 percent, which is up 11 basis points since the end of March but remains 30 basis points below the average rate at the same time last year (4.47 percent), according to... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Inch Up, Inversion Increases, Odds of Easing Even

Mortgage Rates Inch Up, Inversion Increases, Odds of Easing Even

Having dropped 35 basis points in March, including the biggest one week drop in over a decade, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage has ticked up 6 basis points over the past two weeks to 4.12 percent but remains 30 basis points below its average rate at the... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Dramatically Drop, Inversion Spreads

Mortgage Rates Dramatically Drop, Inversion Spreads

With Fed officials having officially deemed the foregoing of any additional interest rate hikes in 2019 to “be best” for our economy in light of increasing global risks, which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage has since dropped 22 basis... Read More »

Fed Officials Officially Drop Expectations of a Rate Hike in 2019

According to an analysis of the futures market, the probability of the Fed hiking the federal funds rate in 2019 had dropped to zero (0) as of last week, as we first reported at the time (and foreshadowed earlier this year). And according to the latest survey of Fed... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops, Odds of an Easing Up

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops, Odds of an Easing Up

Having ticked up 6 basis points last week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has since dropped 10 basis points to 4.31 percent, which is 13 basis points below its mark at the same time last year, down 63 basis points since hitting a 7-year high this... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Tick Up

Mortgage Rates Tick Up

Having dropped 59 basis points since hitting a 7-year high of 4.94 percent this past November, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage ticked up 6 basis points over the past week to 4.41 percent but remains 5 basis points below its mark at the same time last... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Hold

Mortgage Rates Hold

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage, which hit a 7-year high of 4.94 percent this past November, but has since dropped 59 basis points, was unchanged over the past week, holding at 4.35 percent, which is 8 basis points below its mark at the same time last... Read More »