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Mortgage Market Index Reports Increase in Refinance Transactions

The U.S. Mortgage Market Index from Loan Sifter and Mortgage Daily reported an increase in inquiries for rates on refinance transactions as interest rates fell. As compared to the week ending on September 13, the average pricing inquiries were up 17%. The week ending on September 20th saw the biggest gains in the refinance sector, […]

Mortgage Delinquencies Jump by Almost 10% in June

Lender Processing Services (LPS) recently released its Mortgage Monitor Report, which showed that early mortgage delinquencies rose by 9.9% during the month of June. The national mortgage delinquency rate went from 6.08% in May to 6.68% in June. However, it is lower than it was in the beginning of the year, when it was 6.9%, […]

Demand for Refinancing Declines as Mortgage Rates Soar

Dropping to its lowest level in a year and a half, refinance demands fell for a fourth continuous week, while, the mortgage rates continued to climb. It was the weakest demand for refinancing since November 2011. According to the weekly Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey, as the average interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages dropped […]

Home Loan Originations Increase for Third Straight Month

For the third consecutive month, loans that originated for purchasing homes have increased. According to Ellie Mae’s Organization Insight Report for April, these loans made up for 42% of total loan originations, compared to 38% in March and 27% in January. Of these loan originations, 68% were conventional loans and 22% were Federal Housing Association […]

Mortgage Rates See First Increase Since March

For the first time since March, mortgage rates have gone up last week, mostly as a result of the jobless rate and the stock market’s milestone. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased from 3.52% two weeks ago to 3.6% last week, according to Bankrate.com. The mortgages in last week’s survey had an […]

15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Falls to Record Low

The average rate on a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage fell in the week ending April 25. Freddie Mac reported the average rate fell from 2.64% last week to 2.61% this week. It was the lowest rate since Freddie Mac has been keeping track of these records in 1971. A year ago, the average rate was 3.12%. […]

Mortgage Rates Fall for Third Straight Week

Today, Freddie Mac reported that the national averages for mortgage rates for the week ending April 18 fell for the third week in a row. Thirty-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.41%, with an average 0.7 point, down from 3.43% last week and 3.90% the same time last year. For 15-year fixed-rate mortgages, the average rate was […]

Home Purchase Applications Rise, But Refinancing Is Down

The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that overall mortgage application activity fell 4% the week ending March 29 to the lowest level since March 15. The number of applications for home purchases — a leading indicator of home sales — rose 1.4% but those gains were negated by the seasonally adjusted index of refinancing applications, which […]

Mortgage Applications Fall for Second Week in a Row

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported recently that mortgage applications fell 7.1% for the week ending March 15. This marked the second consecutive week of declines. The refinance index dropped 8%, making it 10 straight weeks of declines. In addition, refinancing fell to 75% of all mortgage activity — its lowest level since May 2012. The […]

Fixed-Rate Mortgages Remain the Same for Second Straight Week

USA Today reported that the average rates of 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages remained unchanged for the second week in a row. Both rates stayed at near-record lows, which contributed to a surge in home sales. Today, Freddie Mac announced that the rate on 30-year loans averaged 3.53%, the lowest since it was at 3.31% […]