The good news? Mortgage purchase demand fell only -0.05% from last week. The bad news? Mortgage purchase demand is down -35% since Resident Biden was sworn in. And mortgage refinancing demand is down a whopping -90%. Reason? Mortgage rates are up 128% under Clueless Joe.
Mortgage applications increased 0.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 16, 2023.
The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 1 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 2 percent from the previous week and was 40 percent lower than the same week one year ago. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 2 percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 0.1 percent compared with the previous week and was 32 percent lower than the same week one year ago.
And as Paul Harvey used to say, here is the rest of the story.
And the renter’s misery index, CPI for owner’s equivalent rent YoY + U-3 unemployment rate, is now a staggering 11.75% verus 6.78% in February 2020, the last month before the Chinese Wuhan virus led to economic and school shutdowns. And we have Donald Trump as President instead of this corrupt clown.
What is the difference between baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson and Clueless Joe Biden? While both sold out their teams for personal wealth, at least Shoeless Joe was good at baseball. Clueless Joe is a corrupt bully. Shoeless Joe was allegedly stupid, but so is Clueless Joe.