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Mortgage Rates Barely Budge at Long-Term Highs

In terms of day-over-day changes, today’s mortgage rate movement was forgettable.  The average borrower wouldn’t see much of a difference from yesterday’s rates at the average lender.  In both cases, those rates would be at or near the highest levels since 2001. The underlying bond market experienced a bit more drama.  The early morning hours actually pointed to slightly lower rates, but those dreams were shattered by lunchtime.  Bonds had already lost a decent amount of ground by the time mortgage lenders released rates.  This kept lenders in a more conservative mindset, but several lenders were still forced to bump rates slightly later in the day as bonds lost more ground. Best case scenario rates remain near 7.5%, but many scenarios are seeing rates closer to 8%.
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