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Interest Rate Increases Drive Refinancing Declines

The latest Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) weekly application surveys shows a decline for refinancing and an increase in mortgage purchasing. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate increased, averaging close to 3.2 percent for the month and was 3.16 percent in the latest week. In the latest week, total mortgage applications, as proxied by the MBA’s Market Composite Index, decreased by 2.8… Read More ›

Mortgage Rates Rise, Activity Declines

The last month of mortgage purchasing and refinancing activities, as reflected in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest weekly application surveys1, shows a rise in purchase applications and a decrease in refinancing as compared to the prior month’s activity. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate increased, averaging close to 3.15 percent for the month, and was 3.2 percent in the latest… Read More ›

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 ›

MBA Data Indicates Large Declines for Past Due and Seriously Delinquent Loans

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) fourth quarter National Delinquency Survey (NDS), on a seasonally adjusted basis, the percentage of loans past due decreased from 6.38% in the first quarter to 5.47%. State-level data of the past due loan category reveal that all states had reduced their count of past-due loans. The states that experienced the largest numerical declines… Read More ›

Refinancing Stirs in Latest Month to Highest Level Since February

In the past month, total mortgage activity, as measured by the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Market Composite Index, was supported by refinancing, recovering from the relatively lower levels that were characteristic of the months prior. The gain in refinancing is owed to a sizable drop in the 30-year fixed mortgage, which decreased by 10 basis points to 3.01 percent for… Read More ›

Easing Credit Conditions in the Second Quarter

The latest results of the Federal Reserve’s Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices (SLOOS), showed that the market for commercial real estate financing (CRE loans) and residential real estate (RRE) financing eased compared to the first quarter. While the demand-side market participants for CRE loans are businesses, those of RRE loans are households.  The Mortgage Bankers… 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 ›

Purchase Mortgages Show Year-over-Year Decline

After three straight weeks of declines, mortgage activity in the latest week rebounded, as shown in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Application Surveys, increasing over 4 percent last week. Both purchase and refinance applications were up, including a 5.5 percent gain in refinances. The jump in refinances was the result of the 30-year fixed rate falling for the third… Read More ›