Mortgage Rates Doing Very Well This Week
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by Trevor Sines

Mortgage rates fell for the third straight day today.  Each day has seen moderate improvement.  Taken together, they add up to a strong move lower from last week’s levels (which were roughly in the lower-middle of the post-election range).  The result is that some lenders are at or near their lowest rates in nearly 3 MONTHS (yesterday it was 3 WEEKS).  The average lender has only had 3 days during that time where rates were any better.  

There are plenty of opinions about what’s behind this week’s falling rates ranging from politics to last week’s jobs report causing a shift in Fed rate hike expectations.  All that matters is that investors have shifted to a more risk-averse stance resulting in better demand for less risky assets like bonds.  Higher demand for bonds means lower rates.

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