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Benchmark Mortgage Rate Poised to Slip Under 6 Percent, But…

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Poised to Slip Under 6 Percent, But…

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage inched down another 4 basis points (0.04 percentage points) over the past week to 6.09 percent and is currently poised to slip back under 6 percent next week with the 10-year treasury rate having ticked down around 10 basis points following... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to 6.49 Percent, But…

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to 6.49 Percent, But…

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage ticked down 9 basis points (0.09 percentage points) over the past week to 6.49 percent, which is only 109 percent higher than at the same time last year and 145 percent higher than last year’s all-time low of 2.65 percent. That... Read More »

Purchase Mortgage Application Volume Now Down 30 Percent

While mortgage loan application volume to purchase a home in the U.S. ticked up one (1) percent on a seasonally adjusted basis over the past week, it continued to tick down on a year-over-year basis and was 30 percent lower than at the same time last year, according to... Read More »

Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Just Hit 6 Percent, Headed Up

Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Just Hit 6 Percent, Headed Up

Having already doubled over the past year, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage ticked up another 13 basis points (0.13 percentage points) over the past week to 6.02 percent, an average rate which is 110 percent higher than at the same time last year, 127 percent above... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Plunges Back Under 5 Percent

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Plunges Back Under 5 Percent

Despite the Fed’s recent rate hikes, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage had plunged from 5.81 to 4.99 percent over the past six weeks, including a 31 basis point (0.31 percentage point) drop over the past week alone, driven by an “increased risk of a formal recession... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops.  Yes, Drops

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops. Yes, Drops

Measured prior to yesterday’s announcement of another 75 basis point hike to the federal funds rate, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage had dropped 24 basis points (0.24 percentage points) over the past week to 5.30 percent, which was still 250 basis points and roughly 90 percent... Read More »

The Fed Abides, Hikes Rates Another 75 Bips

As projected, the Federal Reserve has just announced another rate hike of 75 basis points or three-quarters of a percent for federal funds, its second 75 basis point hike in as many months, which was an unprecedented move. As we foreshadowed at the end of last year, the higher... Read More »

Specter of an Even Bigger Rate Hike Looms

Specter of an Even Bigger Rate Hike Looms

Having dropped half a percentage point from its 13-year high of 5.81 percent last month, driven by increasing concerns of a recession and hard landing, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has since ticked back up 21 basis points (0.21 percentage points) to 5.51 percent, which is... Read More »

All Eyes on The Fed and Projected Rate Hike(s), Again

The probability of the Fed raising the federal funds rate by three quarters of a percentage point (75 basis points) this afternoon has jumped from under 10 percent last week to over 95 percent today, based on an analysis of the futures market. As such, the benchmark 30-year mortgage... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Climbs, Nearing a 13-Year High

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Climbs, Nearing a 13-Year High

Measured prior to the Fed’s rate hike yesterday, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage had already jumped another 17 basis points to 5.27 percent, which is 231 basis points and nearly 80 percent higher than at the same time last year and the highest average rate since... Read More »