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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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Fraud Risk Grows as HELOC Lending Rises

Property data firm CoreLogic reported that both the sources and frequency of mortgage fraud have transitioned from an alarming level after the crisis to a more "normal" state. There is one exception, however: Home equity lines of credit (HELOCs), which have seen fraud risk rise along with demand for loans over the past year and a half.

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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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Mortgage Apps Drop Sharply in Year-End Survey

Total mortgage application volumes, including both purchase loans and refinances, fell 9.1 percent over the two weeks ending January 2, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported Wednesday. The results include adjustments for the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.

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Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest Index

The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) seasonally adjusted mortgage application index ticked up 0.9 percent for the week ending December 19, the trade group reported Wednesday. Unadjusted, the index rose 0.4 percent.

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