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Mortgage Apps Rise in Latest Survey

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported a 1.4 percent seasonally adjusted bump in application volumes for the week ending August 15, a partial reversal from the 2.7 percent decline reported the week prior. While last week's results were lifted by improvement in applications for conventional mortgages, they were also weighed down by a 5.9 percent decrease in applications for government mortgages.

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Mortgage Applications See Slight Decrease

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported a 2.7 percent decrease in mortgage application volume from a week earlier in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 8. Both the Refinance Index and the Purchase Index both fell to their lowest levels in months, dropping 4 percent and 1 percent, respectively.

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Survey: Support Trumps Salary in Loan Officer Retention

Mortgage bankers group Lenders One released Tuesday the results of new study on loan officer retention conducted by Majestic Consulting. According to the results, most loan officers would be willing to leave a higher-paying position if they feel management at another company has a better grasp on fulfillment and business development.

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Refinancing Falls Further; Cash-Outs Tick Up

After fizzling out over the past several quarters, the post-recession refinance boom officially ended in the quarter, according to data from Freddie Mac. The mortgage behemoth released on Tuesday the results of its quarterly refinance analysis for Q2, showing that refinancing fell in the last three months to below 50 percent of total mortgage activity as rising interest rates have stifled demand.

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New Business Reaches Six-Month High at Freddie

Freddie Mac's mortgage portfolio shrank in June at its slowest pace so far this year as new business hit a six-month high. The mortgage giant reported in its June volume summary that its total portfolio declined at an annualized rate of 0.1 percent, down from May's contraction rate of 2.1 percent and bringing the monthly growth average to -2.0 percent.

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Mortgage Application Volumes Pick Up

After experiencing a post-holiday decline, applications for home mortgages picked up again last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. MBA's Market Composite Index, a weekly measure of mortgage loan application volumes, bumped up 2.4 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending July 18, the group said.

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Mortgage Applications See Post-Holiday Drop

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), total mortgage loan application volumes decreased 3.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending July 11. Breaking down the overall decline, the refinance component of MBA's market index fell 0.1 percent week-over-week, putting a dent in the 0.4 percent rise reported at the start of July. Meanwhile, the seasonally adjusted measure of purchase applications fell 8 percent.

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Watt: Skepticism Holding Down HARP Numbers

In an event in Chicago, FHFA Director Mel Watt said fear of being scammed is to blame for low participation rates in the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). According to an FHFA report, the number of homeowners refinancing monthly through HARP has dropped nationally to just less than 20,000 loans in April 2014, down year-over-year from almost 107,000 in April 2013.

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Mortgage Apps Lift for July 4th Week

Mortgage application activity strengthened last week on a seasonally adjusted basis last week, getting a boost from higher purchase loan volumes. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), mortgage applications increased a holiday-adjusted 1.9 percent for the week ending July 4. The last time applications rose was early June, shortly after the Memorial Day holiday.

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