Worries over trade could affect mortgage application activity: MBA

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Worries over trade could affect mortgage application activity: MBA The trade dispute with China is likely to affect consumers’ willingness to buy a home and apply for a new mortgage loan, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

In spite of a slight uptick in purchase activity, the overall pace of mortgage applications fell again during the week ended June 29. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA’s) Market Composite.

The MBA obtains this data from weekly surveys of over 75% of all US retail residential mortgage applications handled by mortgage bankers, commercial banks, and thrifts. The rising interest rates make it more challenging for potential homebuyers to be able to afford the inflated home prices prevailing in many US housing markets.

Interest rates on other types of home loans MBA tracks were mixed from the previous week. mortgage rates have fallen in step with lower U.S. Treasury yields on worries about slowing economic growth and trade tension between China and the United States, the world’s two biggest economies.

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Clearly, a number of elements influencedaily shifts in the secondary-market mortgage yields that affect how a mortgage lender quotes borrowers in the primary market. It is not change itself that is the big risk, but it is the speed and direction of the change that can wreak havoc on pricing strategies and margins.

Brexit, trade disputes, and slowing global growth continue to be recurring factors causing concern. These pushed investors to safer US assets and caused rates to decline over the past month. Data indicating softer growth in Europe, primarily Germany, have been a main focus, with rates in Germany even dipping in negative territory for a period.

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 · MBA’s seasonally adjusted gauge on overall mortgage application activity decreased 3.5% to 459.0 in the latest week. It retreated further from a 2-1/2 year peak set two weeks ago.

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