Slowing! Mortgage Purchase Applications Down 2% From Previous Week, Down 8% From Same Week Last Year (Bankrate’s 30Y Mortgage Rate Rises To 4.46%)

Mortgage applications decreased 1.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 11, 2022.

The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 1 percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index increased 2 percent compared with the previous week and was 8 percent lower than the same week one year ago.

The Refinance Index decreased 3 percent from the previous week and was 49 percent lower than the same week one year ago.

Bankrate’s 30-year mortgage rate has surged to 4.46%.

Here is a photo of alligators in Great Falls, Virginia, up-river from Washington DC. They are likely congregating for the Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcement today.

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