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Mortgage Rates: March 17th, 2022

Mortgage rates increased 31bp this past week to 4.36%. The Fed increased rates 25bp on 3.15.22 with many more to follow and a reduction in their securities purchases (i.e. Taper Program). For a $100,000 loan, the monthly payment increased by $18 to $498 which is equal to $0.60 a day. Mortgage rates of 5.00% to 5.50% by year-end are very possible given the Fed’s announcement.

Rates rocket up and feather down and for now and into the foreseeable future, they will continue to increase. It appears longer-term rates have increased in anticipation of the Fed’s 25pp increase of 3.16.22 with 6 more to follow by year-end 2022. Viewed from a broader time frame, 4.36% mortgage rates are relatively low.

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