The Knudson File: Mortgage Rates Decreased 13 Basis Points for Week Ending March 4th, 2022

Mortgage rates decreased 13 basis points this past week from 4.09% to 3.96%. While 4.00% is not a major price point, it will start catching the public’s attention. For a $100,000 loan, the monthly payment decreased by $8 to $475 which is equal to $0.25 a day. Rates were below 3.00% for 14 weeks and it appears these rates are a thing of the past.

Rates rocket up and feather down and for now and into the foreseeable future, they will continue to increase. Robust employment numbers were released on 3.4.22. The next CPI data will be released on 3.10.22. The Federal Reserve has not changed its Fed Funds rates which are short-term rates—their next meeting will be on 3.15.22 It appears longer-term rates have increased in anticipation of an increase by the Fed. Viewed from a broader time frame, 3.96% mortgage rates are relatively low.