Tag Archive for ‘home mortgage’

Mortgage Refinancing Activity Dips But Still Strong

In the most recent wave of mortgage activity for the week ending September 6, 2019, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Application Survey showed a continuing decline in interest rates, notably, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage to 3.49% on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. The Market Composite Index, which measures mortgage loan application volume, increased 2% on a seasonally adjusted basis… Read More ›

Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey Asks Banks About Standards Since 2005

The Federal Reserve’s latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey shows an array of responses on the lending practices of various banks as of the second quarter of 2019 among various loan classes. The three main categories of these loans are residential real estate loans, commercial & industrial (C&I) loans, and commercial real estate (CRE) loans. In this quarter, the survey… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Report Shows Acceleration of Revolving Debt

The Federal Reserve’s latest G.19 Consumer Credit Report shows rising trends in consumer credit, excluding loans secured by real estate, through May 2019. As of May 31, 2019, consumer credit totaled $4.1 trillion on a seasonally adjusted basis, with $1.1 trillion in revolving debt1 and $3.0 trillion in nonrevolving debt2. This is an increase of $17 billion from the previous… Read More ›

Purchase Mortgages and Refinancing Slump Amid Trade Disputes

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Application Survey’s latest survey cites the ongoing trade dispute with China as a source of worry for potential homeowners holding off home buying. As Treasury yields have fallen in the past few weeks, so too has the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage (FRM). On a seasonally adjusted basis, refinancing activity fell by 6.0% from the previous week…. Read More ›

30-Year Mortgage Rate at Recent Lows

For the fifth straight month, information compiled by Freddie Mac shows that mortgage rates continued to fall. As of April 2019, the 30-year FRM – Commitment rate, fell by thirteen basis points to 4.14 percent from 4.27 percent in March. The cycle peak was 4.87 percent in November. The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that the contract rate for newly-built… Read More ›