Mortgage rates were down again this past week in the Freddie Mac Weekly Survey. The 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage was at 6.49% in the Freddie Mac survey results and the 15 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage was at 5.76%. Rates are still very volatile day to day and even intraday.
** Please note that Freddie Mac now has a new methodology to it’s rate reporting, which started last month.
Freddie Mac’s Weekly Survey was released today with its most recent assessment of the mortgage rate landscape.
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In other rate news, the Fed Funds Rate target is expected to rise again in two weeks by 0.50%. The Fed has been getting more aggressive in tapering its balance sheet, which is know as QT (quantitative tightening.) The plan is to reduce mortgages held by the Fed by $35 billion per month and US Treasury securities held by the Fed by $60 billion per month. Although, the reduction in mortgages are happening at a much slower pace than planned. See actual tapering charts below.
(dynamic charts with current data)