Optimal Blue data reveals an interesting trend in the mortgage industry, as lower rates are driving a surge in refinance applications while purchase activity continues to lag. This shift highlights the impact of interest rates on borrower behavior and suggests potential opportunities and challenges for lenders in the current market.

Key points from the data include:
– Lower mortgage rates are fueling a rise in refinance applications
– Purchase activity is still subdued compared to refinances
– Lenders may need to adjust their strategies to capitalize on the shifting market dynamics

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