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Mortgage Apps See Slight Weekly Dip

NationalMortgageProfessional.com
Dec 02, 2015
Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Nov. 27, 2015.  This week’s results included an adjustment for the T

Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Nov. 27, 2015.  This week’s results included an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 0.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.  On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 32 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased six percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased eight percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 28 percent compared with the previous week and was 30 percent higher than the same week one year ago.

The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased to 56.6 percent of total applications from 58.7 percent the previous week. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity decreased to 6.1 percent of total applications.

The FHA share of total applications decreased to 13.2 percent from 13.7 percent the week prior. The VA share of total applications increased to 11.3 percent from 11.0 percent the week prior. The USDA share of total applications remained unchanged from 0.7 percent the week prior.

The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) with conforming loan balances ($417,000 or less) decreased to 4.12 percent from 4.14 percent, with points increasing to 0.50 from 0.49 (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 FRMs with jumbo loan balances (greater than $417,000) remained unchanged at 3.99 percent, with points increasing to 0.33 from 0.30 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTV loans. The effective rate increased from last week.

The average contract interest rate for 30-year FRMs backed by the FHA increased to 3.89 percent from 3.87 percent, with points remaining unchanged at 0.49 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTV loans. The effective rate increased from last week.

The average contract interest rate for 15-year FRMs decreased to 3.36 percent from 3.39 percent, with points increasing to 0.44 from 0.43 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTV loans. The effective rate decreased from last week.

The average contract interest rate for 5/1 ARMs decreased to 3.11 percent from 3.19 percent, with points increasing to 0.44 from 0.38 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTV loans. The effective rate decreased from last week.

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