October 2019 was the first time that nearly half of loan originations were refinance. According to an article on MortgageNewsDaily.com, continuing lower interest rates are driving the refinance market.
If you haven’t refinanced lately, it is time to consider taking advantage of low rates. According to an article on Mortgage News Daily there were over 8 million properties that are considered to be refinanceable in June 2019.
If you purchased a home in the 80’s it likely included a double-digit mortgage interest rate. According to an article on ValuePenguin.com “over the past 48 years, interest rates on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage have ranged from as high as 18.63% in 1981 to as low as 3.31% in 2012.” You can read the complete article including historical graphs here:
Many key factors affect mortgage rates, with global financial market trends leading the indicators. Rates dropped quickly this week according to this article: Mortgage Rates Drop Quickly as Market Panic Sets In, written by Matthew Graham, dated May 23, 2019.