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Is market volatility giving buyers cold feet?

Posted by   /  February 15, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

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RealtorMag It seems a 1,000-plus point drop in the stock market last week mixed with rising interest rates may have been enough to give homeowners and buyers the jitters. Overall mortgage applications last week dipped 4.1 percent week over week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. Broken out, mortgage applications […]

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New home sales defy holiday lull, rising in December

Posted by   /  January 12, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Despite the usual holiday lull in overall mortgage applications, the demand for newly constructed homes increased in December.  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its Builder Applications Survey (BAS) found those applications were up 18 percent from November.  The change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal […]

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MBA predicts plunge in new home sales; hurricanes blamed

Posted by   /  October 13, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is forecasting that a significant decline in new home sales occurred last month. However, like much of the other September housing data that has been released so far, it appears that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are behind much of the downturn. According to MBA’s Builder […]

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MBA: Mortgage applications rise 6.4 % over week of July 14th

Posted by   /  July 20, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

The Refinance index rose 13%, and the seasonally-adjusted Purchase index rose 1%. By Mary Salmonsen | Builder The Market Composite Index measure of mortgage loan application volume rose by 6.3% over the week ending July 14th, 2017, according to the results of the latest Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA) Weekly Survey. (Last week’s results included an adjustment for […]

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Mortgage applications up 5.5%, as fear of rising rates triggers homebuying surge

Posted by   /  November 27, 2016  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Diana Olick | CNBC A postelection spike in mortgage rates may have scared potential homebuyers enough to push them off the fence and into a contract before rates move even higher. A rush on home-purchase mortgages fueled application totals to a 5.5 percent gain on a seasonally adjusted basis last week versus the previous […]

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MBA: U.S. mortgage applications rise in latest week

Posted by   /  April 8, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Caroline Valetkevitch | Reuters Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as interest rates declined, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, rose 0.4 percent in the week ended April 3. The MBA’s […]

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Mortgage applications spike, biggest gain in six years

Posted by   /  January 14, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Diana Olick | CNBC A sharp drop in interest rates, combined with new reduced costs for the market’s most popular mortgage products, sent mortgage applications soaring last week. Total volume increased 49.1 percent from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to a weekly survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) for […]

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Weekly mortgage applications fall sharply over holidays

Posted by   /  January 7, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Diana Olick | CNBC The holiday season is historically slow in the mortgage business, but this time around it was particularly quiet. For the week ending January 2, 2015, total mortgage application volume was down 9.1 percent from two weeks earlier, on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The […]

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Falsified mortgage applications on the rise

Posted by   /  December 14, 2014  /  Dealmaker, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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New York Times The report, scheduled for release on Monday, breaks down the composition of verified mortgage fraud activity in 2013 as reported by lenders, insurers and other subscribers to a LexisNexis database known as MIDEX. The database tracks only fraud involving industry professionals, such as loan officers, real estate agents and appraisers. “Eighty percent […]

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Mortgage applications reverse course jumping 7.3%

Posted by   /  December 10, 2014  /  Dealmaker, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Mortgage applications increase from previous week

Trey Garrison | Housingwire   Mortgage applications increased 7.3% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Dec. 5, 2014. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 7.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On […]

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