Key Highlights

  • Mortgage rates dipped to 3.0% from 3.01% last week
  • Mortgage application volume declined -0.7% for the week, according to Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

When mortgage rates fall even slightly, the number of mortgage applications usually increases. Not so, last week.

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The average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3% from 3.01% last week. Points also decreased to 0.32 from 0.37 (origination fee included) for home loans with a 20% down payment. Simultaneously, the volume of mortgage applications dropped -0.7%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Refinance applications, the most sensitive to weekly interest rate fluctuations, declined -0.3% last week but were still a very comfortable +44% higher than last year at this time. (Earlier this year, refinance applications were some +100% higher than last year at this time.)

Purchase applications dropped -2% for the week but were +24% higher than last year at this time due to strong demand.

“Applications for government mortgages offset some of the overall decline (for purchase mortgages) by increasing +3%, driven by a solid gain in government purchase applications and an +11% jump in VA refinance applications,” said Joel Kan, associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting with the MBA. Kan added, “Housing supply is a challenge for many aspiring buyers, but activity should continue to stay strong the rest of the year.”

Thanks to Mortgage Bankers Association and CNBC.

Also read: A “V-Shaped” Economic Recovery for the Housing Market?, Mixed Reviews for Housing Market, Where Are Homeowners Refinancing the Most & Least?

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