Tag Archive for ‘mortgage demand’

Easing Credit Conditions in the Second Quarter

The latest results of the Federal Reserve’s Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices (SLOOS), showed that the market for commercial real estate financing (CRE loans) and residential real estate (RRE) financing eased compared to the first quarter. While the demand-side market participants for CRE loans are businesses, those of RRE loans are households.  The Mortgage Bankers… Read More ›

Slight Rebound for Mortgage Demand

Over the last month, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) tracked 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate was showing a greater constancy than the volatility it had displayed in the prior months, staying between 3.10 percent and 3.20 percent, and dropped in the latest week, falling to 3.09 percent.  Similarly, the MBA’s Market Composite Index sharply rebounded last week by 16 percent from lower activity levels for most of the month. The rebound, as the MBA cites, may have… Read More ›

Mortgage Purchase Activity Picks Up

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Weekly Application Survey shows that, for the week ending November 13, 2020, mortgage application activity decreased by 0.3% from the prior week on a seasonally adjusted basis, as indicated by its Market Composite Index. However, the Purchasing Index, increased by 3.5% from the previous week while the Refinance Index decreased by 2%. The MBA’s… Read More ›

Home Purchasing Reaches Highest Level in Over a Decade

For the week ending September 18, 2020, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Application Survey showed a jump in application activity, both in purchasing and refinancing, as its Market Composite Index increased 6.8% from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis. Most notably, the Purchasing Activity reached its highest level since January 2009, when it was only 5.3% higher…. Read More ›

Mortgage Application Activity Tapers in August

The last weeks in August finished with subdued mortgage activity, per the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Application Survey. However, demand remains strong: Overall mortgage activity was 35% higher than what it was the same week one year ago. For the week ending August 28, 2020, the Market Composite Index decreased 2% from one week prior on a seasonally adjusted… Read More ›

SLOOS: Mortgages See Weaker Demand and Tighter Standards

The Federal Reserve Board recently released its April 2014 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. The survey addresses changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months. According to the household component of the April survey results, banks eased their lending standards for auto loans… Read More ›