Bonds Move to Sidelines Ahead of Jobs Report; Rate Volatility Risks; Census Bureau on Home Features

Mortgage rates were higher again today with multiple lenders making additional upward adjustments in the middle of the day in response to bond market volatility. The prices/yields of certain bonds are the primary building blocks for lenders as they determine where to set mortgage rates every day. Bonds respond to a variety of inputs, with […]

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Mortgage Rates Move Lower Today, But Don’t Count on a Repeat Tomorrow

Mortgage rates were little-changed yesterday–a fact that was ultimately at odds with underlying market movement by the end of the day. What does that mean? Simply put, mortgage rates are primarily determined by the trading prices of certain bonds (MBS, in this case). MBS change every second of the trading day though, so mortgage lenders […]

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CRM, Marketing, Fraud Products; Mortgage Apps Move Higher; LO Jobs

Posted To: Pipeline Press Tom Petty sang, “There’s somethin’ good comin,’ just over the hill, somethin’ good comin’, I know it will. And I’m in for the long run, wherever it goes, ridin’ the river, wherever it goes .” Lenders always walk a knife-edge between wanting good economic times for their customers, and having them […]

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