Housing – U.S. Existing Home Sales and 30-Year Mortgage Rate

Housing – U.S. Existing Home Sales and 30-Year Mortgage Rate This chart shows the correlation between U.S. existing home sales and the 30-year mortgage rate (inverted), and suggests further improvements in sales. Image : Piper Sandler Companies

U.S. Monthly Average 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates

U.S. Monthly Average 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Keep in mind that mortgage costs are influenced by the 10-year Treasury yield. 30-year mortgage rates = 1.739 x (10-year treasury yield)² + 0.7755 x (10-year treasury yield) + 0.0227(R² = 0.9787) You may also like “30-Year Mortgage Rates vs. 10-Year Treasury Yield.” Image: Leonard Kiefer

30-Year Mortgage Rates vs. 10-Year Treasury Yield

30-Year Mortgage Rates vs. 10-Year Treasury Yield There is a very high correlation between the 30-year mortgage rates and the 10-year treasury yield 30-year mortgage rates = 1.739 x (10-year treasury yield)² + 0.7755 x (10-year treasury yield) + 0.0227 R² = 0.9787 Image: Calculated Risk

US Long-Term Mortgage Rates Decline: 30-Year Average 4.10% & 15-Year Average 3.57%

US Long-Term Mortgage Rates Decline: 30-Year Average 4.10% & 15-Year Average 3.57% Why US long-term mortgage rates decline? Mortgage costs are influenced by the 10-year Treasury yield which was lower this week, because the trade war between the United States and China pushes investors moving money from stocks to bonds. Bond yields fall as prices rise.…

Fed MBS Holdings and FHFA House Price Index

Fed MBS Holdings and FHFA House Price Index Despite a strong U.S. housing market, the Federal Reserve continues to buy mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Delinquencies as % of Total Loans

Delinquencies as % of Total Loans This chart shows the highest mortgage delinquency rate in nine years. Image: The Daily Shot

U.S. Housing Starts by Decade

U.S. Housing Starts by Decade Currently, lower mortgage rates are boosting U.S. housing starts, but this decade will see the lowest number of housing units started in six decades.