'Mortgage Rates' articles

Quiet on the mortgage front could be calm before the storm

July 31st, 2013

Over the past couple weeks, mortgage rates have taken a pause in their upward climb, but economic announcements next week could push them higher again...  Read More

Inflation: The latest threat to mortgage rates

July 17th, 2013

A new report on inflation threatens to launch a new wave of mortgage rate increases....  Read More

Economic indicators point to higher rates

July 15th, 2013

Three mortgage-related news items over the past week all centered around the trend toward higher mortgage rates....  Read More

Mortgage application activity could stall if inflation heats up

July 03rd, 2013

Rising rates are already putting a damper on mortgage applications, and buying activity could really suffer if inflation perks up....  Read More

Kicking the tires on housing data

June 27th, 2013

A late-June report brought good news on housing prices, but it's too early to say whether the rally will withstand the rise in mortgage rates....  Read More

An eventful week for mortgage rates

June 21st, 2013

It was an eventful week for mortgage rates, but the next move is still very much up in the air....  Read More

Mortgage rates extend rising streak to six weeks

June 14th, 2013

Rising mortgage rates have already begun to affect mortgage-application activity, and housing prices may be impacted next....  Read More

What's next for mortgage rates? Ask the stock market

June 07th, 2013

Does a stock market setback signal that the rise in mortgage rates may also pause, or does it mean rates will continue higher?...  Read More