Mortgage Rate Trend Index Up: Feb. 22, 2017
Will rates go up, down or remain unchanged?
Branch manager, Academy Mortgage, Yuma, Arizona
With continued strength in the stock market, look for interest rates to rise slightly over the next coming three weeks.
Branch manager, Alterra Home Loans, Silverdale, Washington
Mortgage rates are heading in a direction that is indicative of rates rising. Lock your interest rates.
Greg McBride, CFA
Chief financial analyst, Bankrate.com
Odds of a March rate hike have eased a bit after digesting Janet Yellen's comments last week. But the message is clear: The economy is doing well and the Fed is intent on raising interest rates this year as inflation moves higher.
Branch Manager, Movement Mortgage, Dallas
Mortgage bonds are hovering above some important floors with room for improvement. However, love continues to be in the air for stocks, housing data is positive, and consumer sentiment has been high. None of these are positive for mortgage rates. With GDP and inflation reports in the coming week, we could see bonds fall through this support and mortgage rates creep higher.