Long term mortgage interest rates are NOT based on the 10 year note

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Do you know what long term mortgage interest rates are based on? The only correct answer is Mortgage Backed Securities or Mortgage Bonds. They are NOT based on the 10-year Treasury Note, the stock market, or the prime rate. While the 10-year Treasury Note sometimes trends in the same direction as Mortgage Bonds, it is not unusual to see them move in completely opposite directions. Be sure that you are working with a lender who is tracking the correct index.

Interest rates are still at historic lows (50 year low)!! It may be time to look at your refinance.

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