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Mortgage Rates Slightly Lower to End 2016

By Matthew Graham

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates moved lower for a 3rd consecutive day to end 2016, bringing them to the lowest levels in more than 3 weeks for many lenders. December 8th was the last time rates were lower. As of yesterday, 4.25% regained the status of the “most prevalent” conventional 30yr fixed quote on top tier scenarios. Quite a few lenders remain at 4.375% and a scant few are down to 4.125%. While this is all good news in the context of the past few weeks, 2016 nonetheless ends with one of the worst 2-month losing streaks in the history of mortgage rates. Specifically, the 5 weeks following the election were the worst 5 weeks on record, going back to the Spring of 1987. For anyone considering locking or floating into the 3-day weekend (markets and mortgage lenders are closed on Monday, by the way), it’s…(read more)

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