In 2020, Home Sales to Rise But Refinancing to Dip, Mortgage Bankers Say

Washington Post, Nov. 20, 2019–Michele Lerner
Geopolitical uncertainty and a slowdown in the global economy influenced financial market fluctuations this year, which in turn led to lower mortgage rates, according to Mike Fratantoni, chief economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association. He said he expects similar issues in 2020 that could also lead to slower economic growth in the United States, which will continue to keep mortgage rates low.