Rising rates stifle mortgage application volume

Rising interest rates spurred a drop in mortgage applications last week, although rate stability continues to inspire buyers to explore the market. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Market Composite Index, which measures application volume, decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier during the week ending March 1.

The average contract interest rate for 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) increased to 3.88 percent, up 10 basis points from the previous week, while points declined to 0.19 from 0.26. The ARM.

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Mortgage Bankers’ Association Rates For the week ending 25 th January were quoted to be : Average interest rates for 30-year fixed, backed by the FHA, decreased from 4.82% to 4.77%.

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Mortgage applications fell 1.8% in the week ended november 8. In its weekly mortgage application survey. versus an initial reading of -7%. Rising interest rates were cited by bankers as a reason.

Refinance applications rise as rates fall to a seven-month low Homebuilders are increasingly upbeat after a weak year for the sector. The sentiment gauge fell to a three-year low in December but has moved steadily higher since then, amid a decline in mortgage rates. At the same time, other recent data have suggested the housing market is yet to fully stabilize.