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Mortgage Application Levels Drop as Rates Rise. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRM) with loan balances under the conforming limit of $453,100 increased to its highest level since September 2013, 4.80 percent, up from 4.73 percent. Points increased to 0.53 from 0.49.
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The MBA Refinance Mortgage Index has reacted in a very muted manner to the lower interest rates this year, after having fallen steadily since October 2017 as mortgage interest rates were rising. Rising interest rates remove one of the economic incentives to refinance a mortgage, while falling interest rates increase the incentive to refinance.
The mba reported mortgage interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($453,100 or less) decreased from last week’s 4.86% to 4.84%. Yet, the average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with jumbo loan balances (greater than $453,100) only decreased from 4.81% last week to 4.73%.
Borrower activity continued to pick up last week as interest rates retreated to September levels and mortgage applications. week’s 9 month high of 40.4 percent, rising to 41.5 percent. The.
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According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates climbed to 4.94% in November before falling to 4.62% for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage last week. Despite the recent drop, interest rates are projected to reach 5% in 2019.
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Mortgage interest rates had been on the rise for much of 2018, but they made a welcome reversal at the end of the year. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey , rates climbed to 4.94% in November before falling to 4.62% for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage last week.