U.S. Mortgage Refinancing Lowest Since 2000, MBA Data Show

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. mortgage refinancing dropped to the lowest since the turn of the century amid higher borrowing costs, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association covering the week ended Aug. 10. The interest rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has increased by about 60 basis points since the start of this year.

U.S. Mortgage Refinancing Lowest Since 2000, MBA Data Show
  • The overall mortgage applications index, which includes home purchases, dropped 19 percent from a year earlier.
  • Applications for loans to purchase a home fell to the lowest since February.

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