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Mortgage Rates Sideways Near 2-Month Lows

Mortgage rates were mixed today, depending on the lender. On average, rates were unchanged and remained very close to their lowest levels in nearly 2 months. The bond market (which most directly impacts day-to-day rate movement) was calm. Both of today’s important economic reports came in weaker than expected, but close enough to forecasts to […]

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UI Says HARP 2.0 Could Help Pandemic-Era Borrowers; Rates Back to Recent Lows

The Urban Institute (UI) is advocating for a streamlined refinancing program similar to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) which aided many homeowners during the Great Recession to assist those impacted by the pandemic. HARP, which was used by more than 3.4 million borrowers between 2009 and 2018, offered simplified documentation, automated appraisals, no or […]

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Mortgage Rates Closing Out The Year at Record Lows

For all practical purposes, the year is over when it comes to mortgage rate volatility. True, there is some small chance that political developments conspire to push rates just a bit higher in the next two days, but the damage would be insignificant in the bigger picture. In other words, we’re looking at “all-time low […]

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Home Prices Still Soaring; Rates Closing Out 2020 at Record Lows

For all practical purposes, the year is over when it comes to mortgage rate volatility. True, there is some small chance that political developments conspire to push rates just a bit higher in the next two days, but the damage would be insignificant in the bigger picture. In other words, we’re looking at “all-time low […]

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Mortgage Rates Edge Higher From Long-Term Lows

Mortgage rates hit another all-time low on Friday for most lenders. Other lenders had slightly lower rates yesterday morning. Since then however, almost every lender has moved up from those lows, even if only by microscopically small amounts in the bigger picture. Purchases and refinances continue to be offered at vastly different rates. The gap […]

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Mortgage Rates Remain Near Recent Lows

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates were little-changed today, with the average lender only microscopically better than yesterday. That means few loan seekers will notice any difference from yesterday. That leaves us in line with the low rate levels seen immediately following the election earlier this month, and that’s as low as rates have […]

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