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Mortgage Apps Dip Down

Over the last week, mortgage applications have experienced a decrease, a new survey shows. But just how much have they dropped? See the details of the data here.

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Mortgage Apps Decrease by 20 Percent Month-Over-Month

Mortgage applications for new homes decline after experiencing a peak in March. The relatively strong March may have contributed to April's low numbers. Despite steady demand for housing, homebuilders continue to face rising costs for labor and materials which will continue to moderate the pace of building.

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Application Volume Decreases Following Strong Week

Mortgage applications decreased from a week earlier, according to a recent survey. This is a substantial difference compared to last week, when applications rose 2.7 percent. Refinances had increased 7 percent that week, as well, but fell 5 percent this week.

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Applications and Rates Fall as Prices Grow

Though mortgage rates and applications are falling, home prices are rising. Freddie Mac’s House Price Index has shown a steady increase in prices over the last several months. The S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller Home Price Index has shown a similar trend. January’s Index reflected a 31-month high in home prices. During January, home prices were up 5.9 percent year-over-year and 5.7 percent month-over-month.

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Rising Applications and Falling Mortgage Rates

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As mortgage applications increase, mortgage rates have begun to drop, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Freddie Mac. The MBA’s Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, rose 1.5 percent from a week earlier, while the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped from 4.10 to 4.08 percent. The average loan size for purchase applications was at $318,700, a survey high.

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New Homes Purchases and Applications Jump

New home purchases are on the rise. Recent reports show increases in new home purchases. According to the Survey, year-over-year new home purchases for March 2017 increased 6.7 percent compared to March 2016. Month-over-month, applications grew 23 percent. Average loan size decreased in March, from $330,208 in February to $328,192.

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