Mortgage Rate Trend Index Unchanged: April 17, 2014

Will rates go up, down or remain unchanged?

  • Michael Becker

    Michael Becker

    Mortgage banker, WCS Funding Group, Baltimore

    Concerns about the global economy and the potential for civil war in Ukraine have been a major reason why mortgage rates have improved over the last week. Looking forward, I think it would be hard for rates to rally further in the short term, given how much they have dropped in the last couple of weeks. For this reason, I see mortgage rates holding steady in the coming week.

  • Polyana da Costa

    Polyana da Costa

    Senior mortgage reporter,

    Rates have fallen for two weeks in a row. I think they are going to take a short break before they start going up again.

  • David Kuiper

    David Kuiper

    Vice president, Northpointe Bank, Holland, Mich.

    We continue to enjoy a stable, low interest rate environment, with interest rates declining slightly over the last week. With no major pending economic data releases on the horizon, I don't see much happening with interest rates this coming week.

  • Holden Lewis

    Holden Lewis

    Assistant managing editor,

    A new Fed meeting is coming up in a couple weeks, and mortgage rates sometimes get stuck in a narrow range during the pre-Fed period.

  • Bob Moulton

    Bob Moulton

    President, Americana Mortgage Group, Manhasset, N.Y.

    Rates are stable.


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