The banking and mortgage industry is feeling the impacts of elevated mortgage rates. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), rising interest rates are playing a part in eroding the affordability of mortgages for home buyers and decreased customer demand for refinancing.
The mortgage industry is suffering from the added expense of the higher interest rates, with improved consumer sentiment seen decreasing in light of increases above 4.00%. This has made it more difficult for many people to secure traditional mortgages and has also prevented some existing homeowners from taking advantage of refinancing opportunities.
– Elevated mortgage rates impacting affordability & customer demand
– MBA reports mortgage industry suffering from higher interest rates
– Consumer sentiment decreasing due to mortgage rates above 4.00%
– Makes it difficult for people to secure traditional mortgages & refinance
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