Mortgage applications in the United States dropped 2.7 percent in the week ended January 18th 2019, following a 13.5 percent gain in the previous week, data from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed. Refinance applications declined 5.3 percent and applications to purchase a home went down 2.2 percent. The average fixed 30-year mortgage rate edged up by 1bps to 4.75 percent. Mortgage Applications in the United States averaged 0.43 percent from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 49.10 percent in January of 2015 and a record low of -38.80 percent in January of 2009.
Mortgage Applications in the United States is expected to be 3.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Mortgage Applications in the United States to stand at 2.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States MBA Mortgage Applications is projected to trend around 0.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.