30-Year Mortgage Rates at 6.30%; 14 Year High

From Matthew Graham at MortgageNewsDaily: Boring Day For Rates, But Not “Good” Boring

The mortgage market is no stranger to excitement in 2022. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been the good kind of excitement. That’s especially true of the past few weeks as rates pushed back up to long term highs. After yesterday’s upside surprise in the Consumer Price Index (a key inflation report that frequently causes volatility in markets), rates surged up to match the highest levels in 14 years.

Lenders continue to offer rates in the low to mid 6% range. Many loans continue to require a historically high amount of upfront cost due to pricing constraints in the mortgage bond market (i.e. investors aren’t offering premiums to buy loans that run a high risk of being paid off the moment rates drop enough for a refi to make sense).

Mortgage Rates Click on graph for larger image.

This is a graph from Mortgage News Daily (MND) showing 30-year fixed rates from three sources (MND, MBA, Freddie Mac) over the last 5 years.  

The 30-year fixed rate for top tier scenarios was 6.30% today, up from the recent low of 5.05% on August 1st.
Go to MND and you can adjust the graph for different time periods.

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