August mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 33.3 percent from a year ago but fell by 4 percent from July, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning.
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey reported loans now in forbearance decreased by 15 basis points last week to 7.01% of mortgage servicers’ portfolio volume as of Sept. 6, down from 7.16% the previous week. According to MBA estimates 3.5 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.
Housing Report Roundup: Refi Candidates at Record High; Lenders’ Profit Outlook Improves; Homebuyers Undeterred by High Prices
Here’s a roundup of recent housing finance market reports, from Black Knight, Fannie Mae and Redfin.
As the U.S. economy works its way through the current pandemic and recession, housing has been a clear bright spot in an otherwise dire time. This week’s chart highlights the “V” shaped recovery exhibited by various measures of housing health.