The US July inflation report remains hot, hot, hot! While mortgage purchase and refinancing applications are not, not, not.
The US consumer price index rose 8.5% in July. And real average weekly growth remains burned by horrid inflation, at -3.6% YoY.
Data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 5, 2022 revealed that … the Refinance Index increased 4 percent from the previous week and was 82 percent lower than the same week one year ago. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 1 percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 2 percent compared with the previous week and was 19 percent lower than the same week one year ago.
Mortgage applications are NOT hot, hot, hot.