A quick look at the markets for the week ending December 8, 2023 ‌ 

30 Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Movement
Weakening demand spurred a 3.6% decline in factory orders in October, more than expected and the biggest monthly drop in more than 3 years.
Job openings slid to 8.7 million in October, below estimates and the lowest level since March 2021, signaling a loosening labor market.
Oil prices plunged to a 6-month low due to booming crude supplies. The drop helped push bond yields lower, supporting lower mortgage rates.
Falling mortgage rates reignited refinancing activity. Refi apps were up 14% for the week and 10% year over year. 
However, homebuyers are still battling high prices and low inventory. Purchase apps were down 0.3% for the week and 17% year over year.
Still, the housing market holds hope for 2024. Inventory is higher and more homes are under contract than at the end of 2022.
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