Fixed-rate mortgages favoured by first-timers; hybrid mortgage introduced

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The original post can be found at the following URL: Fixed-rate mortgages favoured by first-timers; hybrid mortgage introduced. A recent survey by BMO says 57 per cent of homeowners are planning to opt for a fixed-rate mortgage.

5 Signs a 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Is Not for You

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scyther5/iStock The 30-year fixed rate mortgage has stood as the gold standard for American home buyers since 1954, when the Federal Housing Administration broadly adopted it. So why is this the go-to mortgage for most people?

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Fewer people are submitting mortgage applications

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications dropped for the second straight week , this time down 4% for the week ending May 28, 2021, according the Mortgage Bankers Association ‘s weekly mortgage applications survey. “Even though rates have been below 3.2%

Mortgage applications jump 16%

Housing Wire

After several consecutive weeks of drops, mortgage applications jumped 16% for the week ending July 9, 2021, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The refinance share of activity of total mortgage applications increased to 64.1%

New-year optimism reflected in mortgage applications jump

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications jumped 16.7% drop last week , according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate climbed two basis points to 2.88%, but the 15-year fixed rate fell to 2.39% — a survey low.

Mortgage applications recover as winter storms pass

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications recovered slightly from last week , increasing 0.5% 26, 2021 according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. That is despite the fact that the 30-year fixed rate experienced its largest single-week increase in almost a year, reaching 3.23%.

Mortgage applications jump as rates plummet

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications increased 5.7% for the week ending July 23, mostly on the back of fast-falling mortgage rates. And the 15-year rate fell to a record low last seen in 1990. Those ultra-low rates naturally resulted in a sharp uptick in refinancing activity.

US 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages Are Now Over 5%, The Highest Since 2009

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US mortgage rates are climbing nearly as fast as they were cut just a few months ago. Freddie Mac released its Primary Mortgage Market Survey this week. They found the 30-year fixed rate mortgage is now well over 5%, the highest rate since 2009.

ARM vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgage: Which Home Loan Is Better for You?

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If you’re raring to buy a home , chances are you’ll need a mortgage. But which kind of mortgage should you get? One good place to start figuring out your options is a mortgage calculator , where you can plug in various home prices and and have this sum broken down into monthly payments.

Mortgage rates remain at record-low levels

Housing Wire

After falling to the lowest rate in Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey’s near 50-year-history last week, the average U.S. mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan remained at a survey-low 2.67% this week.

Mortgage rates jump to 3.92% amid high inflation

Housing Wire

The average 30-year-fixed rate mortgage climbed to 3.92% for the week ending Feb. It’s the highest level since May 2019, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS Mortgage Survey. A year ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.81%.

30-year rate drops below 3% for first time since February

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications fell 1.7% in the week ending July 30, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. That’s despite the 30-year fixed rate falling to its lowest level in roughly six months. on the strength of descending mortgage rates.

Higher Rates Reduce Mortgage Demand

Eyes on Housing

Per the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) survey through the week ending July 1, total mortgage activity decreased, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate reaching 5.8%

Mortgage applications fall amid market jitters

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications decreased 4% for the week ending July 16, just one week after applications jumped 16% on the strength of falling mortgage rates. This, in turn, led to mixed changes in mortgage rates. The FHA share of total mortgage applications increased to 9.6%

Mortgage applications fall for third straight week

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications decreased again , this time falling 1.8% in the week ending July 2, 2021, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. “However, rates continued to move lower, especially late in the week.”

Share of New Home Sales Backed by FHA Loans Reaches 14-Year Low

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Delta variant fears send 30-year mortgage rates to 2.77%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped back down to 2.77% for the week ending August 5, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The week prior, mortgage rates had rebounded slightly to 2.80%.

High Rates Suppress Refinancing

Eyes on Housing

Per the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), through the week ending June 3, total mortgage activity decreased, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate increasing to 5.45%, on average.

Mortgage Refinancing Activity Tapers in Latest Month

Eyes on Housing

The last four weeks’ mortgage purchasing and refinancing activities, as reflected in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest weekly application surveys, shows a general withdrawal of refinancing and a very slight increase in purchasing from the prior month.

Mortgage applications drop, but spring buying season looms

Housing Wire

After a slight increase in late February , mortgage applications dipped 1.3% in the week ending March 5, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The FHA share of total mortgage applications decreased to 11.6%

Mortgage rates stuck in a rut at 2.87%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was flat at 2.87% for the week ending in Sept. 2, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The week prior, mortgage rates also held steady at 2.87%.

Mortgage applications continue to fall as rates climb

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications dropped for the second straight week — falling 2.2%, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. Rates have jumped north of 3% , with most recent reports showing it hovering around 3.5%.

Bye, bye refi: Purchase mortgage apps overtake refis

Housing Wire

It’s official: the mortgage industry has entered a purchase era , with refinance applications declining below 50% of the mix for the first time since June 2019, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported on Wednesday. Mortgage applications decreased 0.7%

As mortgage rates climb, applications fall six basis points

Housing Wire

For the second week in a row, mortgage applications faltered slightly, falling 0.6% from the week prior, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The 30-year fixed rate climbed two basis points to 3.02, the highest since late September.

Mortgage applications rebound as mortgage rates drop

Housing Wire

After two weeks of decreases, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported that mortgage applications increased 1.1% 11 amid mortgage rates that hit a new survey low. The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 72.7%

In volatile market, Angel Oak sets 30-day rate lock period

Housing Wire

Atlanta-based non-QM wholesale lender Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions has updated its rate lock policy to a 30-day lock period due to the fast-rising interest rates landscape. That’s been playing out over the last few months due to massive rate increases.

Mortgage applications see slight decline despite 3% mortgage rate

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications held relatively steady last week, falling 0.7% from the week prior, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. Refinances also continued to inch closer to two-thirds share of mortgage activity as they increased to 65.6%

Mortgage applications decrease as rates move higher

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications decreased 1.9% 15 from one week earlier , per data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey. The 30-year fixed rate rose to 2.92%, its highest level since last November. The FHA share of total mortgage applications decreased to 9.3%

Freddie Mac now forecasts $3.9T in originations in 2021

Housing Wire

The low mortgage rates that propelled the housing market throughout the COVID-19 pandemic will rise later in the year, but they’ll do so gradually, Freddie Mac said Thursday in its quarterly outlook. That will give more homeowners a final opportunity to refinance their mortgages.

Mortgage applications rise again, despite rates jump

Housing Wire

For the second week in a row, mortgage applications increased — this time, up 2.1% for the week ending June 18, 2021, per the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate also rose to 3.18% — the highest level in a month, according to the MBA.

Mortgage Activity Up in ARMs

Eyes on Housing

Per the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest month’s surveys (the week ending May 6), the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate rapidly grew to 5.53%, marking the steepest interest rate increase on record.

Top 5 mortgage terms to know before you buy a house

Housing Wire

The mortgage application process can be a confusing one — especially if you’ve never gone through it before. Here are the top five mortgage-related terms you’ll want in your arsenal: 1. Fixed-rate mortgage. The differences between FHA, VA, and USDA mortgages.

Mortgage Rates Taper Over the Prior Month, Boosting Refinancing

Eyes on Housing

Over the last month, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) tracked 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate dipped below the elevated levels shown in April, mirroring a similar decline in Treasury yields.

Alongside rising yields, mortgage rates increase to 2.79%

Housing Wire

The average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan rose from its previous record low by 14 basis points this week to 2.79%, according to Freddie Mac ’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. This marks the first time mortgage rates have risen in almost two months.

Could 2% define mortgage rates for the next decade?

Housing Wire

The end of 2020 won’t necessarily mean saying goodbye to the favorable 2% mortgage rates that hit historically low levels 16 times over the past 12 months. Low mortgage rates fuel the demand for valuation and settlement services. Presented by: VRM Mortgage Services.