The number of homeowners seeking mortgage forbearance fell for at least eight straight weeks this summer. One is a big uptick in the number of borrowers asking for an extension of plans that allowed them to defer their regular payments. The other is the number of folks who left their plans and are now seeking to move back into forbearance mode. The MBA also has reported a new data point: 0.41% of borrowers who ended their original forbearance plan are asking for another one. He suggests one reason for these numbers is borrowers’ inability to refinance their mortgages at the current record low rates.