How are home interest rates determined?

WHAT ARE THE INTEREST RATE POSSIBILITIES

So what does this mean for homebuyers and homeowners? Home loan rates are tied to mortgage backed securities, which are a type of bond. Many factors impact the performance of both stocks and bonds and play a role in the direction of home loan rates. For example, an improving economy, higher wages and higher inflation could all cause home loan rates to rise. However, a faltering economy or turmoil overseas could drive investors to seek out “safer” investments like bonds, which could help keep home loan rates low.