Mortgage Rate Trend Index: May 5, 2016

Will rates go up, down or remain unchanged?

Panel Prediction

This week (May 5-11), 17% of the panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so; half think rates will fall; and one-third believe rates will remain relatively unchanged (plus or minus 2 basis points).

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About the Rate Trend Index surveys experts in the mortgage field to see if they believe mortgage rates will rise, fall or remain relatively unchanged. The panel is comprised of mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers and other industry experts who provide residential first mortgages to consumers. Results from's Mortgage Rate Trend Index will be released each Thursday.

How did Bankrate predictions fare last week?
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Results: 3.77%, down 6 basis points


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