There are a lot of news events and economic reports affecting the financial markets this week. Interest rates are impacted by a number of variables, such as economic reports (unemployment rate, consumer confidence, etc.), geopolitical events (war, attacks, economies and leadership of other countries around the world), and market technicals; meaning prices / rates have changed direction. While there are reports and news stories every week, some weeks have more potential for volatility than others. This particular week can be a bit more turbulent. If you are currently in process with a home loan application or are considering applying for a home loan to purchase reach out to you loan originator to discuss your strategy.