Mortgage Rate Update
A year ago, I wrote Mortgage Rates: Moving on Up and 30-year mortgage rates had only increased to 3.625%!
Now, Mortgage News Daily reports that the most prevalent 30-year fixed rate is now at 6.14% for top tier scenarios. Usually there is a fairly steady spread between the ten-year Treasury yield and 30-year mortgage rates, although - as housing economist Tom Lawler explained in Mortgage/Treasury Spreads, Part I and Part II - the spread has widened due to several factors including volatility and pre-payment speeds.
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