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Affordability Drops as Mortgage Application Payments Increase 8.8 Percent in April

Homebuyer affordability decreased in April, with the national median payment applied for by applicants rising 8.8% to $1,889 from $1,736 in March. This is according to the Mortgage Bankers Association‘s (MBA) Purchase Applications Payment Index (PAPI), which measures how new monthly mortgage payments vary across time – relative to income – using data from MBA’s Weekly Applications Survey (WAS).

“Rapid home-price growth, low inventory and an 80-basis-point surge in mortgage rates slowed purchase applications



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