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Mortgage Rates Drop but Homebuyers Still Hesitant: What’s Keeping Them Out of the Market?

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Lower Mortgage Rates Continue to Fail to Attract Potential Homebuyers

Despite the drop in mortgage rates, homebuyers are still hesitant to enter the market, as reported by the Mortgage Brokers Association. For three consecutive weeks, applications for mortgages have decreased, even though rates were slightly more favorable.

The MBA report revealed that the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage had fallen to 6.91%, and the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 6.35%, its lowest point in two months. Joel Kan, MBA vice president and deputy chief economist, attributed the decline in mortgage applications to persistently high mortgage rates that continued to dampen home buying activity.

Despite recent data indicating a rise in pending home sales in February, it appears that other factors beyond rates may be influencing homebuyers’ decisions. The stagnant housing market might be starting to show signs of improvement, but it is not enough to entice buyers into entering the market yet.

In conclusion, despite efforts to lower mortgage rates, homebuyers remain cautious about entering the market. Other factors such as economic uncertainty and concerns about inflation may be at play in influencing their decisions.

By Samantha Nguyen

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