Application volume is flat as refinance activity slows

The market composite index – a measure of total loan application volume – fell 1 percent from the previous week. The refinance index dropped 3 percent, while the purchase index rose 2 percent. The.

 · Mortgage rate jump didn’t slow applications to purchase or refinance homes. yet. Even with rates at the highest level since March, Americans are still clamoring for mortgages. The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.22% during the week ending February 1,

But when rates are increasing, fewer borrowers find that the available terms are today better than their existing mortgage, so refinance activity slows. For current homeowners, the decision to buy a new home is typically linked to their decision to sell their current home.

Mortgage application activity was virtually flat from one week earlier, down just 0.1%, although there was a huge gain in Federal Housing administration refinance volume, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 28 found that the refinance index decreased 1% from the previous week, while [.]

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U.S. mortgage activity flat as loan rates fall: MBA. The group’s seasonally adjusted index of mortgage refinancing activity dipped 0.5 percent to 1,290.8, the lowest since early July. The share of refinancing requests of total applications grew to 49.0 percent from 48.7 percent the previous week.

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Mortgage applications increased sharply from the previous week, ending June 5, 2015. According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, applications were up almost eight and a half percent from the prior week. The results were adjusted accordingly for the Memorial Day holiday, which was Monday, May 25 th, 2015.

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 · The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 51.5 percent of total applications from 50.2 percent the previous week. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to 6.5 percent of total applications. The FHA share of total applications increased to 9.6 percent from 9.4 percent the week prior.

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