Mortgage Applications Shrink To Lowest Level In 25 Years As Mortgage Rates Cross The 7% Rubicon (Refi Apps DOWN 84% YoY, Purchase Apps DOWN 29% YoY)

Alea iacta est (the dice is cast).

Mortgage applications have fallen to the lowest level in 25 years, in part due to The Federal Reserve’s tightening of monetary policy in an attempt to combat inflation.

Mortgage Net Daily is showing that 30-year fixed mortgage rates are 7.08%.

Mortgage applications decreased 3.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 23, 2022.

The Refinance Index decreased 11 percent from the previous week and was 84 percent lower than the same week one year ago. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 0.4 percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 1 percent compared with the previous week and was 29 percent lower than the same week one year ago.