Local Mortgage Update – February 2023

Published On: February 21, 2023178 words0.9 min read

Despite the headlines from the Federal Reserve, mortgage rates have been steadily falling for the last 2 months. Mortgage rates follow the 10 Yr. Treasury which has gone from 4.2% in November to 3.5% a week ago. Clearly the Bond Market believes one or more of the following:

  • 1

    Inflation is under control.

  • 2

    Future rate hikes will be inconsequential (already accounted for).

  • 3

    The Fed’s don’t have the stomach to stand on the neck of the economy for much longer.

  • 4

    The Fed’s will succumb to political pressure and lower rates.

The 30 year fixed rate for most clients with 700+ credit scores is currently 6.5%, of course mortgage rates change constantly and have likely changed by the time you read this. It seems Buyers believe that a rate in the 6%’s is a whole lot better than 7.25% just a few weeks ago and they have returned to our local market.

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