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National Mortgage Rates Report: March 6, 2008

Mortgage rates skyrocketed this week and are .5% higher than Monday. Two things have driven mortgage rates higher:

1- The threat of inflation is omnipresent in every economic report.

2- Two mortgage companies defaulted on their lines of credit.

Remember when I talked about how important it is to use a mortgage planner who subscribes to real-time MBS pricing?

Why am I so adamant about the fact that the ten-year treasury note is not the determining factor of mortgage rates? Continue reading this post


Posted by: Brian Brady on March 6th, 2008 under Financing, Mortgage and Home Loans

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What MUST Your Mortgage Professional Know?

A common misconception held by most real estate agents is that the 10-year US treasury note drives mortgage rates. Some loan originators believe that to be fact as well.

That statement isn’t true.

Mortgage-backed securities (MBS), or mortgage bonds, cause mortgage rates to fluctuate. Often mortgage-backed securities act in concert with the 10-year U.S. treasury note; most fixed-income securities do. Sometimes, they move in opposite directions; that’s when the folks that follow the 10-year treasury note get caught with their pants down.

Consider this first chart, provided by

It’s easy to see that Continue reading this post


Posted by: Brian Brady on February 14th, 2008 under Guest Bloggers


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