Mortgage rates had a fairly epic week last week, spending each day effectively pinned to the lowest levels since September 2017. That followed a swift move lower in the previous week and solid improvements every week since late April. Typically, we see a fairly quick bounce after dropping so rapidly to long-term lows. Last week was exceptional in that the lows managed to stick around for 5 straight days.
Things may be changing today. Over the weekend, the bond market (which dictates mortgage rates and interest rates in general) digested news that Mexico tariffs are off the table for now. The initial tariff announcement was a key source of inspiration behind last week's stellar performance so it's no surprise to see rates push back in the other direction as the news is unwound....(read more)