Mortgage demand has fallen off a cliff, according to ICE’s recent Mortgage Monitor Report. With affordability hitting new lows and mortgage rates still rising, home buyers have simply given up on buying a house any time soon. Mortgage applications are now forty-five percent below pre-pandemic levels, and something BIG will have to change for buyers to jump back into the market—are lower home prices the answer?
To explain the Mortgage Monitor Report’s most recent findings, we brought on ICE’s Andy Walden. Andy has the most recent home buyer, mortgage rate, foreclosure, and delinquency data to share. We’ll talk about the buying power that’s been wiped out of the market, why mortgage applications fell off a cliff, rising unaffordability and whether or not it’ll force foreclosures, and the real estate markets with the most potential for home price growth.
Andy even gives his 2024 housing market forecast with some eerie warnings about what could happen to home prices as we reach an “inflection point” in the market and enter the traditionally slower winter season.
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