Weekly Mortgage Rate Forecast

Weekly Mortgage Rate Forecast for the week of March 4, 2024

Forecast for the week of March 4, 2024

Please enjoy this complimentary mortgage rate forecast provided to keep you informed of where interest rates may be headed, and to help you gain the advantage in securing low rates and payments.

Last Week’s Mortgage Rate Recap:
Rates were unchanged

Similar to last week, mortgage rates moved slightly higher through the middle of the week before dropping back on Thursday and Friday to end the week unchanged.

This Week’s Mortgage Rate Forecast:
Rates could improve but there is risk

It may be overly optimistic, but we think rates could improve this week with some help from labor market data and the Fed. However, this data could also push rates higher if it comes in showing a stronger labor market and economy. Remember, mortgage rates can only move lower once markets anticipate Fed rate cuts are more likely to come earlier in the year in June or possibly May, which is not the case right now.

What’s affecting rates this week:

  • Economic data: This week is full of labor market data, starting on Wednesday and wrapping up with Friday’s big BLS jobs report. Last month’s BLS report showed unexpected labor market strength and sent mortgage rates moving higher through February. Hopefully this month we see revisions to last month’s data that shows a much softer labor market.
  • The Fed: Fed Chair Jerome Powell will testify in front of Congress this week, as he does twice a year. His comments Wednesday could affect mortgage rates this week.

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