Mortgage rates were still unchanged for many lenders as of this morning. There were even a few offering slightly lower rates compared to yesterday morning's offerings. That was a welcome development considering broader bond markets (which generally dictate rates) were pointing toward higher rates at the time. This can be explained by the inconsistent behavior of the mortgage market with respect to US Treasuries (and/or "the broader bond market") discussed in greater detail in the temporary "note on mortgage rate inconsistency" below. Today's iteration had more to do with the volatility component as bonds were somewhat rocked by headlines regarding the delayed implementation of several recently announced tariffs.
MortgageNewsDaily.com2019-08-13T15:13:00-06:00August 13th, 2019|