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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.

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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.

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Mortgage Application Volume Drops 8% in One Week

Rapidly rising mortgage interest rates are having a direct impact on mortgage application volumes, particularly for mortgage refinance applications. In an article by Adam DeSanctis for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) “The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 8.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 8 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 14 percent from the previous week and was 54 percent lower than the same week one year ago.”

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Mortgage Interest Rates see the Biggest 3-month Rate Spike since 1994

According to an article written by Matthew Graham for Mortgage News Daily “Adults who are old enough to remember 1994 have always had an ace in the hole when it comes to today’s young whipper snappers complaining about abrupt spikes in mortgage rates. Sure, even older adults have the first few months of 1980, but 1994 was a more compelling example because it wasn’t part of the once-in-a-lifetime inflationary spike.  As such, it is a more worthy comparison to any modern example of rate volatility.  As of today, the race between the first few months of 1994 and 2022 are neck and neck in terms of damage done to mortgage rates in a short amount of time.”

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Learning About The Multiple Factors In Play Each Time Mortgage Rates Change

If you are like most Americans, you’ve spent the last few years watching mortgage rates reach historic lows. It is a complex set of factors that impact mortgage rates, and many articles attempt to simplify it.

A recent article on MortgageNewsDaily.com goes into great detail about the various aspects, including graphs that help us visualize what they are saying, It’s a good read if you want to gain a better understanding of the topic.

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Anticipated Changes from the Federal Reserve

Many people working in the real estate and mortgage industry, as well as those considering buying or selling real estate, are watching the news and reports on expected changes from the Federal Reserve.

CNBC conducted a survey and share the results in this article written by Steve Liesman for CNBC: 

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