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Mortgage Applications Down 4.6 Percent

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications report, mortgage applications have decreased 4.6 percent from last week. The Market Composite Index, which measures the amount of mortgage loans, decreased 4.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending May 1. The Index experienced a 4 percent decrease compared to last week on an unadjusted basis.

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Applications Point to Jump in January New Home Sales

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said Thursday that new home purchase applications rose 29 percent from December to January, not including any seasonal adjustments. The group pulled its data from its monthly Builder Application Survey, which tracks application volumes from mortgage subsidiaries of homebuilders.

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Mortgage Credit Availability Increases in January

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported Thursday that its Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), which analyzes data from AllRegs' Market Clarity, increased 1.8 percent to 117.8 last month. All of the component indices measured by MBA increased month-over-month, with the gauge of conventional loan availability climbing 3 percent and the government index rising 0.9 percent.

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Mortgage Applications Rise to End January

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said Wednesday that mortgage loan applications rose a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent for the week ending January 30. It was the third increase of the month, following a minor holiday-adjusted drop the previous week.

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Mortgage Apps Slip as Interest Rates Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday that total application activity, including purchase and refinance numbers, fell 3.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending January 23. The decline also included an adjustment for the Martin Luther King holiday.

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Mortgage Applications Rise on Lift in Refinances

The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) weekly applications index climbed a seasonally adjusted 14.2 percent on a weekly basis for the week ending January 16, the group said Wednesday. The increase, which followed a 49 percent jump the week prior, put applications at their highest level since June 2013.

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Flatness Projected for December New Home Sales

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported Thursday that applications for new home purchases fell 0.4 percent month-over-month in December. Despite the drop in applications, MBA estimates that new home sales in December came to an unadjusted 28,000, flat from November, while the seasonally adjusted annual sales rate moved up 2 percent to 409,000.

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Mortgage Applications Post Biggest Increase in Six Years

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported Wednesday that mortgage application volumes jumped by a seasonally adjusted 49.1 percent for the week ending January 9. The surge—the largest weekly increase since 2008, MBA said—followed a sharp drop in 2014's closing weeks.

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