After hitting a trough in late January of 2015, mortgage interest rates have been slowly trending higher over the last 7 months. But recent economic troubles in Greece and China have begun spooking investors of the last few weeks. When investors get spooked they tend to look for safer investments, like U.S. treasury bonds. When more people buy U.S. bonds, the yields on this bonds decreases, and mortgage interest rates tend to follow suit. The net result has been a small improvement in mortgage interest rates over the last couple of weeks.
Rates remain very low by historical standards so this summer is still an excellent time to look into buying a home, refinancing to a lower rate, or looking in to a cash out refinance. Contact us in the sidebar for more information on refinances or contact us in the form on our home purchase page for info on getting qualified to buy a home.