Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wednesday: Beige Book

by Bill McBride on 7/12/2016 07:17:00 PM

Wednesday:
• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

• At 2:00 PM, the Federal Reserve Beige Book, an informal review by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in their Districts.

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Long-Term Rate Lows Fighting For Survival

Mortgage rates are on the move, heading noticeably higher after a more subtle increase yesterday. With that, this week now stands as the first major push back against the impressive run to near-record lows that's taken place since the UK voted to leave the European Union in late June. Whereas lenders had increasingly been quoting 3.25% on top tier 30yr fixed scenarios, most have moved back up to 3.375%. Some of the more conservatively-priced crowd is even higher.
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Here is a table from Mortgage News Daily: