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Mortgage Applications Jump on Refinance Surge

Mortgage Applications Jump on Refinance Surge

MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey shows mortgage application volumes jumped 11.6 percent for the week ending October 17. The surge in the headline index stemmed from a substantial jump in the refinance application component, which was up 23 percent week-over-week to hit its highest level since November 2013.

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Report: Buying a Home 38% Cheaper than Renting

Report: Buying a Home 38% Cheaper than Renting

Buying a home is still cheaper than renting in most markets across the country, and even cheaper than a year ago, according to the latest Rent vs. Buy report from Trulia. According to Trulia, when the purchase includes 20 percent down and a fixed 30-year mortgage, buying is 38 percent cheaper than renting.

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Mortgage Rates Sink to 16-Month Lows

Mortgage Rates Sink to 16-Month Lows

Freddie Mac released Thursday the results of its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the average 30-year fixed interest rate dropping 15 basis points to 3.97 percent (0.5 point) for the week ending October 16. The week's average marks the lowest level for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) since the week of June 20, 2013—which also happens to be the last time it averaged below 4 percent.

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Mortgage Apps Jump Following Topple in Interest Rates

Mortgage Apps Jump Following Topple in Interest Rates

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported a 5.6 percent increase in its mortgage applications index for the week ending October 10. The headline index got a boost from refinancing applications, which surged 11 percent over the week as the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to 4.20 percent, its lowest in more than a year.

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Mortgage Rates Return to Summer Lows

Mortgage Rates Return to Summer Lows

In its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Freddie Mac reported the average 30-year fixed interest rate came to 4.12 percent (0.5 point) for the week ending October 9, down from 4.19 percent. A year ago, the average 30-year fixed interest rate was 4.23 percent, the same as it was when rates jumped up in mid-September.

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Mortgage Applications Up 3.8% in Weekly Survey

Mortgage Applications Up 3.8% in Weekly Survey

Mortgage application volumes kicked off the month with a small increase as interest rates tumbled a few points, according to industry data. The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) weekly measure of mortgage applications rose 3.8 percent for the week ending October 3, the group reported Wednesday.

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Mortgage Rates Slip in Latest Measures

Mortgage Rates Slip in Latest Measures

In its Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending October 2, Freddie Mac reported a minor pullback in the 30-year fixed interest rate to an average 4.19 percent (0.4 point) from last week's 4.20 percent. The average 30-year fixed was also little changed from last year's average rate of 4.22 percent.

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Mortgage Applications Down for Fourth Straight Month

Mortgage Applications Down for Fourth Straight Month

Compared to August, loan application volumes were down 1 percent in September, macroeconomic research firm Capital Economics reported Wednesday. The decline came even as mortgage rates hovered at an average 4.32 percent for 30-year fixed-rate loans, slightly above August's average and within the 10-basis-point range interest rates have occupied since May.

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Mortgage Applications Fall in Mid-September Index

Mortgage Applications Fall in Mid-September Index

After rising on the back of a double-digit jump in refinances, mortgage applications experienced another dive last week, according to figures from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). For the week ending September 19, the group reported a seasonally adjusted 4.1 percent decline in overall loan application volumes, a step backward after the previous week's 7.9 percent recovery.

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Mortgage Rates Jump to 4-Month High

Mortgage Rates Jump to 4-Month High

Freddie Mac released Thursday the results of its latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the interest rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) jumping more than 10 basis points to an average 4.23 percent (0.5 point), the highest level since the start of May. It was the biggest one-week gain so far this year. "Fixed-rate mortgage rates rose this week following the increase in 10-year Treasury yields being partially fueled by market speculation the Federal Reserve might change its interest rate guidance," said Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist at Freddie Mac.

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