In an article written by Sarah O’Brien for CNBC, she quotes a National Assoc. of Realtors article that states “Inventory remains tight and prices continue to rise nationally with nearly 40% of homes still commanding the full list price.”
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Buyers Remorse Strikes Over 70% of Recent Home Buyers
The highly competitive home buyers market spanning the past few years has left the majority of buyers with a notable feeling of buyers remorse. The primary causes of the regrets are a result of:
Plunging Affordability is Pricing Out Home Buyers
As inflation surges to levels not seen since the 1980’s, home buyers dreams are slashed. Diana Click for CNBC states “It is clearly due to the plunging affordability,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the Realtors.
Mortgage Market in Dramatic Decline from Higher Interest Rates and Inflation
Home purchase mortgage applications were 19% lower than the same week in July last year, and 6% lower than the prior week. Those numbers are a direct reflection of the impact inflation is having on our economy.
Mortgage Rates pass 6%, the Highest in a Decade
Volatility is a word commonly used this year to describe the mortgage rate pace over the past year. In an article titled Mortgage Rates Hit 6%. World is Not Ending. May Just Be Beginning, written by Matthew Graham for Mortgage News Daily, he provides notable details and graphs that provide insights into what has prompted this volatility.
Fed Vows to take Unconditional Approach In Response to Painful Inflation
Inflation pace is the fastest it has been in more than 40 years. Unprecedented, historical, and painful. It is a pain that everyone is feeling, however some more than others.
Comments on Rising Interest Rates
In a recent CNBC interview, Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George noted that the Fed is looking to tighten financial conditions, of which equity markets are a component, in an effort to tamp down price increases running at their fastest pace in more than 40 years.
Mortgage Demand Slides
In a recent article submitted by Diana Olick on CNBC, she reports that weekly mortgage demand from homebuyers tumbled 12%, as higher interest rates take their toll. She makes these key points:
It’s No Surprise that Refinance Mortgage Application Volume Continues to Fall
If you have kept an eye on mortgage interest rates as they climb to the highest point in years, it’s no surprise to read this article on MortgageNewsDaily state “The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest weekly mortgage application data shows an ongoing and unsurprising decline in refinance applications.” In light of increased prices and rising rates it is interesting to note that purchase application volume is only seeing a slight decline.
Mortgage Interest Rates have seen Biggest Quarterly Climb in 28 years
This spike is a result of rising inflation and Federal Reserve rate hikes. The consumer price index (CPI) rose to 8.5% which is the highest level since 1981. The Federal Reserve starting rate hikes in March was the first increase since 2018. It is expected that the Federal Reserve will continue with rate hikes due to current aggressive inflation.