Article Image

IPFS News Link • Housing

Mortgage Rates Crash Most 'Since Lehman' As Loan Demand Collapses

• Zero Hedge

It appears the laws of supply and demand have once again miraculously re-appeared - this time in the home mortgage market.

The average rate for a 30-year loan plunged to 5.3%, the lowest in a month and down from 5.7% last week. That is the largest weekly drop (40bps) since the Lehman collapse in 2008...

Judging by the total collapse in mortgage applications, it is clear that as the 'price' of loans rose (rates) then the 'demand' for loans evaporated. Simply put, if you were writing mortgages at such high rates (amid near record low levels of affordability) you are doing no business at all...