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Mortgage demand tumbles as rates drive down housing market

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2024
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Mortgage demand tumbled again last week amid stubbornly high mortgage rates, which have depressed the housing market and caused pain for homebuyers.

Mortgage loan application volume decreased by 0.7% last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to a report Wednesday from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

The volume of refinances dropped by 2% during that same time, according to the group’s weekly survey, and has plunged 9% from a year ago.

The declining mortgage demand comes even as mortgage rates moderated a bit last week, which typically boosts demand. As of Wednesday, the average rate...

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