Source: New York Times —
What does the Fed’s decision to raise its key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point mean for mortgages? [Here’s what the Fed’s decision means for credit cards, car loans and student loans.]
Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages don’t move in tandem with the Fed’s benchmark rate, but instead track the yield on 10-year Treasury bonds, which are influenced by a variety of factors, including expectations around inflation, the Fed’s actions and how investors react to all of it.
“We are seeing rates move up pretty briskly and a lot of that has to do with forward-looking expectations with where things are headed,” said Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac. “Maybe inflation will be stickier than the market thought.”