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Mortgage Apps See Two Percent Weekly Dip

NationalMortgageProfessional.com
Feb 12, 2014

Mortgage applications decreased two percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Feb. 7, 2014. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased two percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index increased 0.3 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 0.2 percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased five percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index increased one percent compared with the previous week and was 13 percent lower than the same week one year ago. The refinance share of mortgage activity remained unchanged at 62 percent of total applications from the previous week. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to eight percent of total applications. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($417,000 or less) decreased to 4.45 percent from 4.47 percent, with points increasing to 0.34 from  0.25 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent loan-to-value ratio (LTV) loans. The effective rate increased from last week. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with jumbo loan balances (greater than $417,000) decreased to 4.40 percent from 4.42 percent, with points increasing to 0.14 from 0.11 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTVs. The effective rate decreased from last week. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages backed by the FHA increased to 4.13 percent from 4.12 percent, with points decreasing to 0.10 from 0.15 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTVs. The effective rate decreased from last week. The average contract interest rate for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to 3.49 percent from 3.53 percent, with points decreasing to 0.25 from 0.28 (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 3.11 percent from 3.15 percent, with points decreasing to 0.31 from 0.41 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTVs. The effective rate decreased from last week.
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