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Mortgage Rates: April 7th, 2022

Updated: Apr 10, 2022

This past week 4.7.22 Mortgage rates increased 5bp to 4.92%. The market is reacting to the Fed’s strong statement coming from their 3.16.22 FOMC meeting regarding increasing interest rates.

For a $100,000 loan, the monthly payment increased by $3 to $529 which is equal to $0.10 a day. Mortgage rates of 5.00% to 5.50% by the end of April are very possible given the Fed’s announcement.

Rates rocket up and feather down. For now and into the foreseeable future, they will continue to increase.

As 10 Year US Treasury rates declined in 2020 due to COIVD, mortgage rates were slower to react, as such the spread between the two increased. Eventually, Mortgages decreased and the historic difference of 168pb was attained (see green line) At the start of 2022 mortgage rates have increased FASTER than the 10 year Treasury, thus the spread has increased beyond their 168 spread level. This past week the 10 Year rose 31bp while Mortgage rates increased only 5bp thus their spread decreased by 26.

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