🏡 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟳, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸: 𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗲𝗿 👎
Average mortgage rates last week moved higher after the Fed announced it would likely begin reducing bond purchases in November. The Fed has been keeping mortgage rates low through the purchase of mortgage bonds, called quantitative easing, and reducing those bond purchases will contribute to rates increasing over time.

𝗠𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗴𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁: 𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲 👎
This is a tough week to forecast where rates are headed, after seeing last week's sudden rate jump. Rates could get slightly worse or slightly better depending on how the underlying mortgage bond market performs, although we're hoping not to see any big jump in rates like we got last week. This is an important time to stay in touch with your mortgage professional about your unique situation.

🗓️ 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸:
- Economic data: A busy week for economic and housing data, we could see some day-to-day movement caused by a reaction to different reports including inflation data at the end of the week.
- Fed stimulus: The Fed continues to buy Treasuries and mortgage bonds, helping keep mortgage rates low, although it is now expected that the Fed will begin tapering back on bond purchases after their November Fed meeting.