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Economic & Housing Research

Weekly Commentary and Economic Update

October 1
In contrast to the volatility in equity markets, the 10-year Treasury rate—a key driver of mortgage rates—varied just a little more than 10 basis points over the last week. As a result, the 30-year mortgage rate remained virtually unchanged, dropping 1 basis point to 3.85 percent. This marks the tenth consecutive week of a sub-4-percent mortgage rate. Despite persistently low mortgage rates, the pending home sales index dropped 1.4 percent in August, suggesting possible tempering in existing home sales in September.

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