Mortgage Applications Denied Over Income Shortages

The housing bubble is heating up, with median 30-year mortgage rates hitting the 8% threshold, the highest since 1995. As monthly mortgage payments rise because of soaring home prices and interest rates, obtaining a mortgage has become increasingly challenging for many prospective buyers.

Unsurprisingly, total application volume fell by 6.9% week-over-week as of Oct.18, 2023, according to data released by the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index.

As mortgage rates rose in…

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