Weekly Mortgage Market Update for February 9, 2018

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For the Week Ending February 9, 2018


Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.



Mortgage rates have consistently crept up a little each week through 2018, hitting 4-year highs. Even still, rates are historically low, which may make it a good time to buy.

The rising bond yields responsible for higher mortgage rates have also shaken up the stock markets. There is a lot of fear that we may see accelerated inflation.

The outlook for 2018 is good for the economy, and the Fed is expected to raise policy rates. It's likely mortgage rates will increase some more this year.


Mortgage applications have been on the rise recently despite higher rates. Applications were up 5% last week compared to the same time last year.

Swift price increases and inventory shortages are frustrating renters looking to purchase. Still, 58% of those polled say now is a good time to buy.

Robot open houses? Technology at San Francisco-based Zenplace enables agents to show properties remotely. A live agent speaks through a video monitor and controls the robot's movements.


A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered desk drawer.


Rate movements and volatility are based on published, aggregate national averages and measured from the previous to the most recent midweek daily reporting period. These rate trends candiffer from our own and are subject to change at any time.

Here is the Video version of this information: 

Home prices are soaring, but is inflation? Find out in this week's Markets in a Minute!


Learn more about both in this week's Markets in a Minute:


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