The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey reported loans in forbearance decreased by 1 basis point to 4.18% of servicers’ portfolio volume as of May 23 from 4.19% the prior week--the 13th straight weekly decline. MBA estimates 2.1 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.
Mortgage applications fell again last week, hamstrung by lack of housing inventory and rising prices, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 28.
Yesterday (June 1) marked the start of the 2021 hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projected another “above-normal” season, with as many as 20 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes and 3-5 major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher).
This week’s MBA Chart of the Week shows that there is a declining share of completed homes (24 percent) and a growing share of homes sold that were either still under construction (38 percent) or not started (37 percent).