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Mortgage Rates Up For First Time In Weeks

August 20, 2010

Well folks, we may have hit the bottom, at least in the short-term that is. Rates ticked a bit lower than last week Monday and Tuesday, but began a mild movement upward by the middle of the week. This slight change was likely less the result of economic factors than the deluge of applications overwhelming lenders. To understand this, you need to understand that lenders can and do sometimes raise rates independent of the equities and bond markets as the meet their production capacity. This market favors mortgage banks as they can take advantage small variations in market pricing offered by different investors to whom they sell to secure you the best rate. That said borrowers currently should worry less about rate and more about execution.

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