Mortgage Rates Side-Step Ahead of Jobs Report

Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were sideways to slightly lower today, depending on the lender. The discrepancy stems from mid-day bond market gains that were just barely enough for a few lenders to go to the trouble of revising their mortgage rate sheets before the end of business. In other words, if bonds were to hold in similar territory by tomorrow morning, we’d likely see most lenders offering slightly better deals. There’s a big question mark over tomorrow morning, however, due to the important jobs report set to be released at 8:30am ET. This is traditionally the most important economic report of any given month when it comes to interest rate reactions. While it can occasionally fail to cause a stir, it should always be respected for it’s volatility-inducing potential. The timing of the data means that…(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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