Tag Archive for ‘home mortgage’

Correlation Between Low Housing Supply and Purchase Loan Size

Despite the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) tracked 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate moving further downward, by one basis point from the previous week to a new record low of 3.29%, mortgage activity slowed, per the latest Weekly Application Survey. The Market Composite Index, representing purchasing and refinancing activities, decreased by 1.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier, with… Read More ›

Mortgage Activity Buoyed by Growth in Purchasing

The latest home buying and refinancing data have shown an increase in overall mortgage activity, as indicated by the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Application Survey. The benchmark Market Composite Index increased by 2.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. The Primary Mortgage Market Survey’s interest rate hovered 2 basis points above the historical low of 3.40% reached… Read More ›

Purchasing Activity Recovers from April Lows

Current mortgage activity, as indicated by the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Application Survey, indicates a slight rise in purchasing activity and slight decline in refinancings of existing home loans, each by about 6% on a seasonally adjusted basis. Overall, the Market Composite Index decreased by about 2.6%. The contract rate as determined by the Primary Mortgage Market Survey slid… Read More ›

Mortgage Delinquencies Rise in Q1 2020

The first quarter of 2020 witnessed dramatic economic news, owing to the outbreak of COVID-19. Among these changes were those of American homeowners, whose abilities to keep up with their mortgages were adversely affected by the economic injury brought on by the pandemic, as reflected in 2020’s first quarter results of the Mortgage Bankers’ Association’s National Delinquency Survey. Since the… Read More ›

Muted Fervor in the Final Weeks of Spring Homebuying

Since its previous week’s reading, which also marked a record low in the series, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 30-year fixed-rate mortgage contract rate edged up by 3 basis points to 3.43%. The Market Composite Index, measuring mortgage loan application volume for purchases and refinancings, increased by 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week prior. The MBA cites the… Read More ›

Loan Officer Survey Highlights Gaps In Mortgage and Construction Loan Demand

The theme of the latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey reflecting banks’ lending practices, in the first quarter of 2020, is one that is echoed in other reports produced by organizations in the financial services sector. Amid the continuing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, focusing on existing assets and clients is more important than expanding balance sheets to… Read More ›

Mortgage Applications Increase, Rates Decline

In the latest Mortgage Bankers Association Weekly Application Survey, the benchmark Market Composite Index increased by 0.1 % from one week earlier on a seasonally adjusted basis. Even as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage reached a record low of 3.4% as of May 1, compared to a year ago, purchasing applications declined while refinancing continued to stir, as has been the… Read More ›

Mortgage Rates Fall Back in March

Information compiled by Freddie Mac shows that mortgage rates decreased on a monthly basis. As of end of March, the 30-year FRM – Commitment rate, declined by two basis points to 3.45 percent from 3.47 percent in February. The cycle peak was 4.87 percent in 2018 November. Given the market volatility due to the rapidly spreading Coronavirus COVID-19, the Federal… Read More ›

Uncertainty Looms in the Mortgage Market

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Application Survey shows a 15.3% seasonally adjusted rise in loan application volume from the previous week. The Refinance index increased 25.5% from the previous week and was 168% higher than it was the same week one year ago. The Purchase Index decreased 10.8% from one week earlier. The MBA notes that buyer and seller… Read More ›

Mortgage Rates Fall Back in February

Information compiled by Freddie Mac shows that mortgage rates decreased on a month-over-month basis. As of end of February, the 30-year FRM – Commitment rate, declined by 16 basis points to 3.47 percent from 3.62 percent in January. The cycle peak was 4.87 percent in 2018 November. Given the recent market volatility, the Federal Reserve cut the benchmark interest rate… Read More ›