US July Inflation Remains Hot (CPI At 8.5% YoY) While Real Weekly Wage Growth Remains Burned (-3.6% YoY) Mortgage Refi Apps Down -82% YoY While Mortgage Purchase Apps Down -19% YoY)

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by confoundedinterest17

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.

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Mortgage applications are NOT hot, hot, hot.

 

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