MBA: Mortgage Applications Decline in Weekly Survey

by John Walsh

According to the new Mortgage Applications Survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association, pending-home-sales-index-nar-mortgage-rates-freddie-macmortgage applications declined 7.0 percent from the week prior.

Refinancing activity was down by 9 percent, while purchase mortgages were down by 4 percent. Refinancing comprised 56.2 percent of all mortgage activity, down from 56.9 percent the previous week. In the meantime, adjustable-rate mortgages comprised 6.8 percent of all mortgage activity.

MBA Mortgage Weekly Survey

Other noteworthy details in the survey included:

  • The FHA comprised 14.2 percent of all mortgages, up from 13.4 percent the previous week.
  • VA mortgages, meanwhile, saw their share fall from 10.8 percent to 10.7 percent.
  • For 30-year FRM of $417,000 or less, interest rates decreased from 4.10 percent to 4.09 percent; for mortgages greater than $417,000, rates rose from 4.03 to 4.04 percent.
  • For 30-year FRM backed by the FHA, rates decreased to 3.88 percent from 3.90 percent.
  • The 15-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to 3.33 percent from 3.34 percent.
  • The interest rate for 5/1 ARMs increased to 3.04 percent from 3.03 percent.

The survey covers over 75 percent of all U.S.-based retail residential mortgage applications, and has been conducted on a weekly basis since 1990.


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