The Federal Government stopped buying mortgage backed securities yesterday. From 2009 until 31 March, the Gov purchased 1.25 trillion dollars worth of mortgage backed bonds. This kept interest rates on home mortgages at near record lows. Now that the government isn’t buying, it will give more room for private investors to step up. As of yet, interest rates haven’t spiked, and remain around 5%. If the economy continues to improve, rates will probably rise, though.