Trouble seen in piggyback second mortgages

Mortgage market commentary

Mortgage rates have enjoyed a modest rally, the 10-year T-note’s decline from 4.88 percent to 4.77 percent leading mortgages from 6.375 percent to 6.25 percent.

Do not expect more improvement, not with an economy as strong as this, and zero chance of a rate cut from the Fed. On the other hand, don’t expect the blow-up in rates that would normally follow dashed bond-market hopes for a recession, long yields soaring above the Fed’s 5.25 percent cost of money.