Friday, January 13, 2006

Mortgage Rates May Rise Due to China

China has recently signalled that it may diversify its investments in the US. Traditionally, China has been a large investor in US Treasury Bonds, which influences the price of mortgages as the 30 YR mortgages closely follow the US Treasury 10 Year note plus a premium.

If China backs out of buying US Treasuries, the 10 Year note yield could blossom, which could lead to higher mortgage rates. Higher loan rates could potentially power home sales forecasts, both nationally and in Southwest Florida.

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1 comment:

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