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Home Purchase Mortgage Apps Fell Nearly 30% in December

Mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 25.2% in December compared to a year ago, according to a new report from the MBA Builder Application Survey. The data shows the number of applications and estimated sales are more than 20% behind last year's pace.

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HUD Announces New Steps to Combat Racial Bias in Appraisals

“HUD is committed to making the appraisal process fair nationwide. We must eliminate bias in home valuations so that everyone can equally reap the benefit of wealth—and intergenerational wealth—that come along with homeownership,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge.

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Refis Begin to Trend Upward

The MBA reports that the downturn in mortgage rates has triggered homebuyer interest, as overall app volume has increased for the second consecutive week, and refinance activity rose 6% week-over-week.

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Weak Growth Will Continue as Housing Slows

Despite mortgage rates pulling back over the past month, numbers are down 59 basis points from the recent peak of 5.22% according to the latest Fannie Mae survey, they continue to anticipate a slowdown in home sales activity.

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