Mortgage Rates Lowest in More Than a Week

Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates fell modestly again today. Over the past 2 days, we’ve managed to undo more than a week of damage, with rates back at their best levels since September 17th. That may sound a bit more exciting than it actually is, however. Many prospective borrowers would still be quoted the same rate over the past 3 days with the improvements limited to the ‘upfront cost’ side of the mortgage cost equation. All of the above runs counter to many of the mortgage rate headlines floating around the web and airwaves today. The average headline suggests rates are as high as they’ve been in 7.5 years, followed by some iteration of ‘all hope is lost.’ OK, so perhaps not every headline put it so dramatically, but you get the idea. Why are the majority of headlines telling you one thing while I’m telling…(read more)Forward this article via email:¬†¬†Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

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