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MBA Survey Reports Refi Activity Unchanged

Aug 10, 2012

Mortgage apps decreased 1.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Aug. 3, 2012. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 1.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased two percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased two percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased one percent from a week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased two percent compared with the previous week and was 12 percent lower than the same week one year ago. The refinance share of mortgage activity was unchanged from last week at 81 percent of total applications. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity decreased to four percent from the previous week. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($417,500 or less) increased to 3.76 percent from 3.75 percent, with points decreasing to 0.46 from 0.51 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent loan-to-value ratio (LTV) loans. The effective rate decreased from last week. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with jumbo loan balances (greater than $417,500) increased to 4.04 percent from 4.01 percent, with points increasing to 0.35 from 0.32 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTVs. The effective rate increased from last week. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages backed by the FHA increased to 3.54 percent from 3.52 percent, with points decreasing to 0.49 from 0.55 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTVs. The effective rate increased from last week. The average contract interest rate for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to 3.08 percent from 3.09 percent, with points decreasing to 0.41 from 0.49 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTVs. The effective rate decreased from last week. The average contract interest rate for 5/1 ARMs decreased to 2.72 percent from 2.73 percent, with points decreasing to 0.40 from 0.41 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTVs. The effective rate decreased from last week.
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