Mortgage Rates Drop to 3-Month Lows
Mortgage rates are based primarily on the bond market (specifically, mortgage-backed securities or MBS). When MBS improve, lenders are creating loans that are worth more money and can thus offer them at lower rates. Supply, demand, etc.
Today's rates improved by more than would be suggested by the improvement in MBS, so there's clearly something else going on as well. In today's case, it's quite simply the mortgage market's sigh of relief after having moved through the week's riskiest events (inflation data on Tuesday and the Fed announcement on Wednesday).
The market volatility following the Fed is so late in the day that lenders seldom adjust their mortgage rates to match the bond market reality. Things often change the following morning anyway. Bottom line: it makes sense
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