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Mortgage Rates Tuesday, April 4: Lowest Since November

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Mortgage rates moved lower again today as 30- and 15-year fixed home loans, as well as 5/1 ARMs, all fell, according to a NerdWallet survey of current mortgage rates published by national lenders Tuesday morning.

Without major news or economic reports to account for the move, analysts are attributing the interest rate decline to beginning-of-the-month institutional portfolio rebalancing. Traders buying bonds in large volume drove prices up — which caused yields to fall.

Fixed-rate mortgages are at their lowest point since the week of Nov. 21, 2016, according to the NerdWallet Mortgage Rate Index.


(Change from 4/3)
30-year fixed: 4.22% APR (-0.07)
15-year fixed: 3.62% APR (-0.04)
5/1 ARM: 3.81% APR (-0.02)

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Homeowners looking to lower their mortgage rate can shop for refinance lenders here.

NerdWallet daily mortgage rates are an average of the published annual percentage rate with the lowest points for each loan term offered by a sampling of major national lenders. APR quotes reflect an interest rate plus points, fees and other expenses, providing the most accurate view of the costs a borrower might pay.

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Hal Bundrick is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: Twitter: @halmbundrick.