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Rate hikes haven’t depressed interest in purchase mortgages – yet Overall, mortgage applications declined 6.8% for the week

Interest in residential mortgage loans fell 6.8% for the week ending March 25 as rates jump even closer to the 5% mark, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association‘s latest survey. Few borrowers these days have an incentive to refinance their mortgage. According to the MBA, refi applications fell 15% from the prior week and 60% from a year […]

Forbearance rate declined to just 1.18% in February In total, about 590,000 homeowners were in forbearance plans as of February 28

Servicers’ forbearance portfolio volume dropped in February for the 21st-consecutive month, with more borrowers current on their mortgage payments due to improvements in the economy and viable loss mitigation options. The total number of loans in forbearance decreased by 12 basis points, from 1.30% in January to 1.18% in February, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In total, about 590,000 homeowners […]