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Refinance Applications at Highest Level Since May

Mortgage applications remained mostly flat for the week ending August 7, 2015, but refinance applications reached their highest point since May 2015, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey released Wednesday.

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Survey: Purchase Applications for New Homes Down in May

Yesterday, as mortgage rates crept up to 4 percent this week for the first time since November 2014, consumers responded with a decrease of mortgage applications by 9 percent, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for May 2015.

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Survey Shows Applications for New Home Purchases are Up

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) results showed mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 0.3 percent compared to last month for April 2015. No adjustments for typical seasonal patterns were included in this data.

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Mortgage Applications Rose with Credit Availability in March

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As for credit availability, Fratantoni said that “a number of factors contributed to a loosening of credit in March.” One factor is Freddie Mac's introduction of its 97 percent LTV program, which allows for as little as 3 percent down payment on a new home purchase. Other factors included looser parameters on jumbo loan programs, increased cash-out refinance loans offerings, and the growth of FHA’s VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan.

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Mortgage Applications Reach Highest Level Since January

“Purchase application volume picked up for the week and on a seasonally adjusted basis reached its highest level since January 30, 2015, and continues to run about 3 percent ahead of last year’s pace,” MBA Chief Economist Mike Frantantoni said. “Low mortgage rates and more importantly continued improvements in the job market are the likely drivers behind this increase.”

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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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