Keep ‘Em Coming – the Roller Coaster of Mortgage Applications

Posted on | January 23, 2019

These past two weeks, mortgage applications have been steadily increasing – by 13.5% to be exact.

According to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, applications rose to their strongest level in years.

While the past two weeks showed a 45% increase in applications, it seems as though today, January 23rd, new data has been released. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index, applications fell 2.7% compared to the previous weeks.  

Mike Fratantoni, SVP and Chief Economist at MBA explains, “Uncertainty regarding the government shutdown, slowing global growth, Brexit, a more patient Fed, and a volatile stock market continued to keep rates from increasing.”

Mortgage breakdowns as of Monday morning can be seen below:

30-year fixed mortgages: average rate is at 4.62% – up .01% from Monday.  

15-year fixed mortgages: average rate is at 3.73% – up .02% from Monday.  

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