Mortgages and the International Trade War

May 24, 2019
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Turmoil in the stock and bond markets due to the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China pushed down interest rates for home loans.

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped 1 basis point and averaged 4.06% during the May 23 week, matching its low for 2019, per Freddie Mac. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.51%, down from the previous week’s 3.53%.

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