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Mortgage Refinancing Activity Tapers in Latest Month

The last four weeks’ mortgage purchasing and refinancing activities, as reflected in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest weekly application surveys, shows a general withdrawal of refinancing and a very slight increase in purchasing from the prior month. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate hovered 3 basis points above 3 percent, consistently, for the last three weeks. In the latest week,… Read More ›

Slight Rebound for Mortgage Demand

Over the last month, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) tracked 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate was showing a greater constancy than the volatility it had displayed in the prior months, staying between 3.10 percent and 3.20 percent, and dropped in the latest week, falling to 3.09 percent.  Similarly, the MBA’s Market Composite Index sharply rebounded last week by 16 percent from lower activity levels for most of the month. The rebound, as the MBA cites, may have… Read More ›

Mortgage Rates Taper Over the Prior Month, Boosting Refinancing

Over the last month, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) tracked 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate dipped below the elevated levels shown in April, mirroring a similar decline in Treasury yields. For the week ending May 14, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage was 3.15%. The MBA’s Market Composite Index, reflective of activity in refinancing and purchase mortgages, changed course compared to… Read More ›

Refinancing Soars in First Full Week of New Year

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Weekly Application Survey shows that, for the week ending January 8, 2021, mortgage application activity increased by 16.7% from the prior week on a seasonally adjusted basis, as indicated by its Market Composite Index. One of its two constituent indexes, the Purchasing Index, increased by 8% from the previous week while the other, the… Read More ›

Mortgage Purchase Activity Picks Up

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Weekly Application Survey shows that, for the week ending November 13, 2020, mortgage application activity decreased by 0.3% from the prior week on a seasonally adjusted basis, as indicated by its Market Composite Index. However, the Purchasing Index, increased by 3.5% from the previous week while the Refinance Index decreased by 2%. The MBA’s… Read More ›

Refinancing Remains Robust

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Application Survey shows that, for the week ending October 16, 2020, mortgage application activity decreased by 0.6% from the prior week on a seasonally adjusted basis, as indicated by its Market Composite Index. One of its two constituent indexes, the Purchasing Index, decreased by 2.1% from one week earlier, while the other, the Refinance… Read More ›

Amid Record Low Rates, Mortgage Application Activity Falters

For the week ending September 25, 2020, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Application Survey showed a decrease in application activity, both in purchasing and refinancing, as its Market Composite Index decreased by 4.8% from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis. Its constituent indexes, the Purchasing and Refinancing indexes, decreased from the previous week by 1.9% and 6.5%,… Read More ›

Despite Weekly Declines, Refinancing Year-over-year Gains Remain Strong

For the week ending September 11, 2020, the Mortgage Banker’s Association’s (MBA) Weekly Application Survey indicated a decrease in its Market Composite Index, a measure of both purchasing and refinancing, of 2.5% from one week earlier on a seasonally adjusted basis. The Purchasing and Refinancing Indexes decreased by 0.5% and 3.7%, respectively. The survey’s tracked 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate remained… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales See Biggest Increase on Record in May

After two months of sharp decline, pending home sales surged the most on record in May, as homebuyers rushed back to the market after the phased reopening of the economy. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI edged up 44.3% from 69.0 in… Read More ›

Mortgage Activity Posts Solid Year-over-Year Gains

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association’s latest Weekly Application Survey, for the week ending September 27, 2019, showed sharp increases in the year-over-year gains in purchasing and refinancing activity of all mortgages, of 9.6% and 132.9%, respectively (seasonally adjusted). Throughout most of the current year since mid-March, refinancing activity on a year-over-year basis has been particularly strong this year, holding steady from… Read More ›