Rate Trend Index

Each week, Bankrate surveys experts in the mortgage field to see where they believe mortgage interest rates are headed. This week (October 18 – 25), 29 percent of the panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so; 21 percent think rates will fall; and 50 percent believe rates will remain relatively unchanged (plus or minus 2 basis points). Calculate your monthly payment using Bankrate’s mortgage calculator.

This week, will rates go up, down or remain unchanged?
Up Down Unchanged
29% 21% 50%

Read the comments and rate predictions of mortgage experts and Bankrate analysts below.

29% say rates will go up

21% say rates will go down

50% say rates will remain unchanged

About the Bankrate.com Rate Trend Index

Bankrate’s panel of experts is comprised of economists, mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers and other industry experts who provide residential first mortgages to consumers. Results from Bankrate.com’s Mortgage Rate Trend Index are released each Thursday.

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