Refinancing Soars Up 39% as Rates Decline


Posted To: MND NewsWire

Borrowers have apparently been paying attention. The 22-basis point drop in mortgage rates per Freddie Mac, the largest one-week decline in more than 10 years, triggered a surge in mortgage applications last week, especially for refinancing. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its Market Composite Index, a measure of loan application volume, jumped 18.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis during the week ended March 29 and was 18.0 percent higher on an unadjusted basis. The response from those seeking to refinance was especially strong , returning to levels not seen for several years. The Refinancing Index jumped 39 percent compared to the previous week and was at its highest rate since January 2016 while the share of applications for refinancing was 47.4 percent, the largest since…(read more)

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