Mortgage Rates Mostly Flat From Week Before

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, average mortgage rates were mostly flat last week, with rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming balances unchanged from the week before. Rates for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration declined week-over-week, while jumbo loans and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages saw smaller decreases. Though rates remained relatively steady, mortgage application demand still fell, with the purchase index down 4 percent from one week earlier. Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting, says demand dropped but so has the average loan size. “After reaching a record $460,000 in March 2022, the average purchase loan size was $415,000 last week, pulled lower by the potential moderation of home-price growth and weaker purchase activity at the upper end of the market,” Kan said. The MBA’s weekly survey has been conducted since 1990 and covers 75 percent of all retail residential mortgage applications. (source)

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