Monday, October 15: Retail Sales and Empire State Index
Tuesday, October 16: Consumer Price Index (CPI); Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization
Wednesday, October 17: Building Permits and Housing Starts
Thursday, October 18: Initial Jobless Claims and Philadelphia Fed Index
Friday, October 19: Existing Home Sales
Other events may cause mortgage rates to trend higher or lower as well. The governments commitment to purchasing mortgage backed securities to keep mortgage rates low, drama in other parts of the world and speeches or testimony by policy makers may also influence mortgage rates.
Mortgage rates are based on mortgage backed securities (bonds) and when the stock market is rallying, investors will trade the safety of bonds for the potential higher return found with stocks. The reverse is also true.
If you would like me to provide you with a rate quote based on your personal information for your home (primary, vacation/second home or investment property) anywhere in Washington state, please contact me.