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Lower mortgage rates, higher demand lead to optimism for late 2023

Lower mortgage rates helped to increase borrowers’ demand for home loans last week, which in turn drummed up optimism for the mortgage industry at the end of 2022. Economists believe that if the trend continues, the market will be able to improve in the second half of 2023. 

“The latest data on the housing market show that homebuilders are pulling back the pace of new construction in response to low levels of traffic, and we expect this weakness in demand will persist in 2023, as the U.S. is likely to enter a recession,” Mike Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers details ⇒

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