Will rates go up, down or remain unchanged?
This week (July 31-Aug. 6), 18 percent of the panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so; none of the panelists thinks rates will fall; and 82 percent believe rates will remain relatively unchanged (plus or minus 2 basis points).
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About the Bankrate.com Rate Trend Index
Bankrate.com surveys experts in the mortgage field to see if they believe mortgage rates will rise, fall or remain relatively unchanged. The panel is comprised of mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers and other industry experts who provide residential first mortgages to consumers. Results from Bankrate.com's Mortgage Rate Trend Index will be released each Thursday.
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