Freddie Mac: Brexit volatility tapers off, mortgage rates increase

Mortgage Activity Will Be Crushed By Rising Rates -Freddie Mac Nov 30 2016, 11:17AM interest rates are, quite naturally, the focus of Freddie Mac’s November Outlook.

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to account for the steepest increase since the 2013 “taper tantrum” sent bond yields surging. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.32% in the latest reporting week, up two basis points from a.

Freddie Mae’s Outlook for January looks at the uncertainties. finance markets. Rates are already higher than in January 2016 and Freddie Mac forecasts they will continue to climb throughout the.

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Mortgage rates to remain low After a quiet summer, volatility in financial markets has kicked up in recent weeks. Following the Brexit vote at the end of June, yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell to a record low of 1.37 percent on July 5. rates bounced back and remained between 1.45 and 1.65 from mid-July through the beginning of.

But affordability calculations are highly interest rate sensitive. With incomes and house prices held constant, an increase in mortgage. started to level off in early May. So far, Freddie Mac notes.

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and the Freddie Mac 30-year mortgage rate fall for the first time in five weeks, may continue to spark refinancings if sustained. The most recent forecast from jpmorgan mbs analysts calls for a 15.

Higher rates coupled with rising prices will push buyers "off the fence," resulting in increased sales, says Bernice Ross, founder and CEO of in Austin. An increase of 25 basis points on a 30-year fixed loan at today’s prices could cost borrowers thousands over the life of the loan, says Ross.

 · Interest rates on U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages jumped to a 7-1/2-year high following a dramatic sell-off in the bond market that propelled the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest level.

However, Freddie Mac has reported that rates have stabilized and have actually increased marginally each of the last two weeks. This prompted Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Beckett to say: “Post-Brexit volatility tapered off over the last two weeks, allowing interest rates to bounce back a bit from their near-record 30-year mortgage rate.

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