MBA: Mortgage applications decline further as refinances slide

The Refinance Index FELL by 2.3% to 1,052. With this decline, refinancing activity is sharply above its 13 week average of 930 but 17.4% BELOW its year ago level. Contract Mortgage Rates FELL with the 30-year fixed rate declining by 4 bps to 4.65% and with the 15-year fixed rate declining by 7 bps to 4.04%.

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The pace of mortgage applications picked up during the week ended April 13, ending a two-week slide. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported its. but the refinancing share of activity.

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The decline came. According to the MBA, overall refinance activity eased after a slight increase in 30-year mortgage rates. While borrowers continued to remain sensitive to rising mortgage rates,

"Mortgage applications were down last week, even as rates moved lower across the board, with the 30year fixed rate at 4.08 percent. Refinance activity was lower, but we did see government.

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Mortgage applications soared during the week ended June 7 as interest rates declined further. and Refinancing Indices were actually up 1.5 percent and 6.0 percent respectively week-over-week..

The MBA’s seasonally adjusted index of refinancing applications. may have to fall further to provide an offset.” The increase in mortgage rates is removing one of the few supports to the U.S..

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 5.8% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the.

Last week was another down week for mortgage. decrease in applications as reflected in its seasonally adjusted Market Composite Index. Compared with the previous week the decline in the unadjusted.

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Outside of the stats, more dovish central bank commentary, concerns over trade talks between the U.S and China and Brexit provided further. applications that coincided with a continued decline in.

The decline marked an. which is a measure of mortgage loan application volume, slid by 9.8% over 2-weeks ending 27 th December, following on from a 5.8% week-on-week slide in the week ending 14 th.