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Mortgage Rates Fall to Lowest Levels in Months

mattspeakman
·1 min read

Mortgage rates fell slightly again this week, pushing rates to their lowest level since mid-to-late February.

With few surprising economic data or pandemic-related developments this week, mortgage rates and the bond yields that tend to influence them saw little reason to move significantly over the past seven days. Unlike stocks, bonds and mortgage rates brushed aside comments made by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, in which she suggested (but did not recommend) that interest rates will likely have to rise somewhat in order to ensure that the economy doesn't overheat. But this period of relative calm will be put to the test in the coming days.

April employment figures and inflation data, two key gauges of the economy's path forward, are due this week, and stronger-than-expected readings of either – or both – reports will likely revert mortgage rates back upward.

 

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