Mortgage applications fall despite low rates as trade war fears grow

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Americans aren’t seeking mortgages in big numbers despite low borrowing costs and moderating price gains.

Mortgage applications fell 3.3% from last week despite mortgage rates that remained low, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Applications to buy a home dipped 1%, the the third straight weekly decline, but they were still 7% higher than a year ago, when mortgage rates were higher. Applications to refinance a mortgage dropped 6%.

The 30-year fixed rate mortgage held steady at 4.33%, its lowest level since January 2018.

www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/05/29/interest-rates-mortgage-applications-fall-despite-low-rates/1270886001/

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