Bankrate's national weekly mortgage survey is conducted each Wednesday from data provided by the top 10 banks and thrifts in the top 10 markets.
For a full analysis of this week's move in mortgage rates, go to
The survey is complemented by Bankrate's weekly Rate Trend Index, in which a panel of mortgage experts predicts which way the rates are headed over the next seven days. More than half of respondents - 55 percent – expect an increase in mortgage rates over the next week. Only nine percent forecast a decrease and the remaining 36 percent predict mortgage rates to remain more or less unchanged over the next seven days.
For the full mortgage Rate Trend Index, go to
To download the Bankrate Mortgage Calculator & Mortgage Rates iPhone App 2.0, go to
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