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Why Decreasing Interest Rates are Not Enough to Boost Mortgage Applications: Insights from the MBA”.

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Lower Interest Rates Failed to Entice Potential Homebuyers This Week

Despite interest rates on home loans decreasing, the volume of mortgage applications has dropped again. Data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) revealed this trend on Wednesday. For the week ending March 22, mortgage applications were 0.7% lower than the previous week. This marks the second consecutive week that mortgage applications have declined.

The drop in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate to 6.93% did not entice potential homebuyers to apply for mortgages. Both loan applications for home purchases and refinancing were lower last week. The Purchase Index was 16% lower compared to the same week last year. Joel Kan, MBA vice president and deputy chief economist, noted that homebuyers are waiting for mortgage rates to decrease even further and for more homes to be listed on the market. He anticipates that lower rates will eventually lead to more inventory becoming available, but this change is expected to occur gradually. Kan predicts that rates will likely rise towards 6% by the end of the year.

By Samantha Nguyen

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