Will rates rise or remain relatively unchanged? Experts and Bankrate analysts predict where mortgage rates are headed over the next week.
This week (July 28-Aug. 3), the vast majority of the panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so. None think rates will fall, and 8 percent believe rates will remain relatively unchanged (plus or minus 2 basis points).
One voter, Dan Green of Waterstone Mortgage, in Cincinnati, did not pick a direction. "Impossible to know. Debt ceiling could change it all," he wrote.
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About the Bankrate.com Rate Trend IndexBankrate.com surveys experts in the banking and mortgage fields to see if they believe certificate of deposit and mortgage rates will rise, fall or remain relatively unchanged. For the deposit index, the panel comprises banks, thrifts and credit unions that directly offer FDIC-insured certificates of deposit to the end consumer. For the mortgage index, the panel comprises mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers and other industry experts who provide residential first mortgages to consumers. Results from Bankrate.com's CD Rate Trend Index will be released monthly. Results from Bankrate.com's Mortgage Rate Trend Index will be released each Thursday.