As the pandemic stay-at-home orders are now being lifted around the United States, more and more people are looking to purchase a home. The mortgage rates have now dropped even more since the pandemic hit at the beginning of 2020.

The 10-year Treasury yield has consistently lead the mortgage rates but this has not been the case since the coronavirus has produced an economic downturn. The unpredictable economy has fueled unpredictable mortgage rates. On a good note, the parallel between mortgage rates and bond yields is improving.

“Financial volatility has notably decreased in recent weeks, resulting in steady improvements in the stock market, and more predictable — albeit modest — movements in bond markets,” Zillow ZG, 1.50% economist Matthew Speakman said. “The eased strains in financial markets have also resulted in mortgage rates remaining fairly flat in the last couple of weeks and are generally calmer following the turmoil experienced in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak.”

The end of May has shown “the lowest level since Freddie Mac began tracking this data starting in 1971.” Freddie Mac reported the week ending May 28 the average 30-year fixed-rate was 3.15%, a drop of nine basis points from the week before. This will make the third report in a row that has shown historical low-interest rates. The 15-year fixed-rate also dropped to 2.62% which was a drop in eight basis points.

Homebuyers are ready to buy and are looking to purchase a home in the next several months. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the amount of mortgage applications has been on the rise making the volume of purchase loans up 54% from early spring. This is a great time to purchase a home and sales should see a rebound from the pandemic.

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