Mortgage application volume drops after rate hike

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What happened after the last Fed rate hike Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.97% prior to the last Fed rate hike on Dec. 16, 2015, according to Freddie Mac.

"The increase in rate has shocked consumers.I didn’t expect it either," said Dave Norris, chief revenue officer at LoanDepot, the 10th largest mortgage lender in the U.S. by loan volume. This month’s rate increase has eliminated a large share of borrowers for whom refinancing would make financial sense.

1-year adjustable-rate mortgages showed a slight increase, rising from 2.36% last week to 2.38% this week. The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 55% of all mortgage applications compared to 54% a week earlier. The adjustable-rate mortgage share of activity increased to 7.8% of all mortgage applications.

Mortgage applications fell almost 9% last week, on an unadjusted basis, compared to the week prior as interest rates jumped to their highest level in a year, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported on Wednesday.

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Mortgage Application Volume Increases as Rates Slide. The jumbo version of the 30-year FRM, loans with a balance over $417,000, had a rate for the week that averaged 4.21 percent with 0.29 point. The previous week the contract rate had been 4.28 percent with 0.15 point.

The Fed will hike rates this week. The stock market is rallying to new records almost daily. And February Non-Farm Payrolls data show continued strength in the job market. Plus, inflation is on.

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This strengthened expectations for a june rate hike and drove treasury yields higher. Indeed, the fed funds futures market is currently pricing in a 78.5% probability for a rate hike at the next Fed meeting on June 14. As for mortgages, mortgage application volume fell slightly during the week ending April 28.

What happened after the last Fed rate hike. Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.97% prior to the last Fed rate hike on Dec. 16, 2015, according to Freddie Mac.

a measure of mortgage loan application volume, fell 4.3 percent from one week earlier. The drop in mortgage applications came despite lower mortgage rates, which could have led to an increase in.

Very slight increase in mortgage application volume this week The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased again, falling to 44.9% of total applications from 45.6% the previous week. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to 7.2.

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