The Fed is scheduled to stop buying mortgage-backed securities (MBS) at the end of March. It seems the consensus is that mortgage interest rates will increase but estimates of the size of the increase are all over the map.

These estimates are taken from a post at Calculated Risk.

  • 1%
  • 0.75%
  • 0.5%
  • 1-2%
  • 0.5-0.75%
  • 0.5%
  • 0.35-0.5%

Earlier discussion here.

On the other hand.