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Mortgage Rates Brace For Potential Impact

Mortgage rates got off to a slow start yesterday. It was hard to object considering that left the average lender in line with record lows. But today was a bit different. While most lenders were little-changed at first, many ultimately raised rates during the day in response to deterioration in the bond market. The notion of “raising rates” is relative, in this case. The average prospective mortgage borrower wouldn’t think much of the mid-day increases. In fact , they would likely be seeing the same rate quote as yesterday with only a slight increase to upfront costs (or a decrease to lender credit). This is typically the case for mortgages. It takes some serious drama in the bond market for rates to move in an alarming way, and that sort of drama has been in short supply for months. If there

Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com