Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mortgage Applications Decline 8.8%, US Homeowership Lower Than Most European Countries

The real story on the housing market
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), mortgage applications fell again last week. The applications fell 8.8%.
Mortgage refinancing applications fell by a whopping 12.30% while mortgage purchase applications rose by 2.58%. Here is the Bankrate 30 year fixed-rate average and refinance applications since May 2nd.

On a related issue, homeownership rates in the US fell to 65% from a peak of 69.2% during Q4 2004.

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