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MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

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From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 1.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 20, 2014. …

The Refinance Index decreased 1 percent from the previous week to the lowest level since May 2014. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 1 percent from one week earlier to the lowest level since May 2014.

The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances (7,000 or less) decreased to 4.33 percent from 4.36 percent, with points decreasing to 0.18 from 0.24 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent loan-to-value ratio (LTV) loans.
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Mortgage Refinance Index Click on graph for larger image.

The first graph shows the refinance index.

The refinance index is down 75% from the levels in May 2013.

As expected, refinance activity is very low this year.

Mortgage Purchase IndexThe second graph shows the MBA mortgage purchase index.  

According to the MBA, the unadjusted purchase index is down about 18% from a year ago.
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