T-R-O-U-B-L-E! Mortgage Purchase Applications DOWN 14% From Same Week Last Year, Refi Applications DOWN 68% (Yet Fed STILL Has Its Huge Foot On Monetary Gas Pedal) This One’s Gonna Hurt You For A Long, Long Time

by confoundedinterest17

There is one song that sums up the mortgage banking industry with proposed tightening of Fed monetary stimulypto: T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

Mortgage applications decreased 5.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 15, 2022.

The Refinance Index decreased 8 percent from the previous week and was 68 percent lower than the same week one year ago. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 3 percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 2 percent compared with the previous week and was 14 percent lower than the same week one year ago.

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All together now, mortgage rates are up 76% under Biden.

And yes, The Federal Reserve STILL has its enormous foot on the monetary gas pedal (with hints that they will remove it “soon.”

The number of ARMs increased 14.9% from the previous week.

Between Bidenflation and Powell and the Gang tightening monetary policy, This One’s Gonna Hurt You (For A Long, Long Time).


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