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Mortgage applications fell another 3.1% last week

Mortgage applications fell for the third consecutive week as the 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to its highest level since November 2022 at 7.09%. For the week that ended August 4, mortgage applications fell 3.1% from the prior week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association

Last week, treasury yields rates and mortgage rates rose.  The downgrading of the U.S. government debt rating by Fitch Ratings and the Treasury’s funding announcement that followed played a non-negligible role in this hike, observes Joel Kan, MBA’s vice president and deputy chief details ⇒

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