Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mortgage Rates Highest In Nearly 10 Months After Employment Data

Mortgage rates vaulted higher today at their fastest pace since late January, after the Employment Situation showed an unexpectedly high number of jobs created in February. The Employment Situation is the most important piece of domestic economic data each month and always has the potential to greatly impact markets. This was indeed the case today, and it brings 30yr Fixed Best-Execution up to 3.75% for the first time since May 2012. Lenders are still offering lower rates, but at greatly increased costs. For every $100k in loan amount, you'd pay an extra $700 of closing costs to keep yesterday's rates at an average lender. On average, the costs associated with 3.625% yesterday are the same costs associated with 3.75% today.

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