The average U.S. mortgage rate dropped five basis points last week to 3.13%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. It’s the first decline in mortgage rates in two months.
Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, pointed to a modest decline in treasury yields as the leading factor behind last week’s drop. Traders were hesitant in the market ahead of the Fed releasing its March FOMC minutes as many monitored talks of inflation. However, once again, the Fed showed no signs of policy changes despite forward economic recovery.
Fed purchases have helped to drive mortgage rates and other loan interest details ⇒
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