Mortgage Rates Unchanged Despite Market Improvements; Affordability Likely to Get Worse
Mortgage rates were generally unchanged today, although a few lenders offered slight improvements. This stands in contrast to the noticeable improvements in underlying bond markets. As we discussed yesterday, Treasury yields are leading the charge toward lower rates, and while the bonds that underlie mortgages are definitely lagging that move, they're improving nonetheless. But again, you wouldn't really know it based on today's rate sheets. The absence of lender improvements on days like today is unfortunately par for the course . It was only a half day for bond markets and tomorrow is a full closure for the Good Friday holiday. As such, there's additional risk involved for lenders dropping mortgage rates for 2 reasons. First, the counterparties required to trade the underlying bonds are harder
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