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Rising Interest Rates Result in Fewer Mortgage Applications

Fewer applications were filed due to the increase in mortgage rates, which hit record highs, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. For the week ending November 8, applications fell 1.8% and again by 2.89% the previous week. Refinancing applications decreased 2.3% and 3.9% the week before. Last week, the purchase index dropped by 0.5%; two […]

Home Sales Experience Fourth Consecutive Week of Declines

According to a recent report by the National Home Sales Snapshot, existing home sales declined for its fourth consecutive week. The report states that for the end of the 30-day rolling period, which ended on October 10, 250,006 properties were sold, which is a 1.3% decline from the previous week, and was also 7.3% lower […]

More Than Half of Home Purchases in 2012 and 2013 Were Cash-Based

Economists at the Goldman Sachs Group reported than more than 50% of all homes sold last year and throughout this year were bought mortgage-free and that all-cash sales have more than doubled since 2006. Before the housing bubble burst, only 20% of homebuyers made cash-only transactions. Goldman Sachs analysts determined the percentage of cash-only home […]

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 […]

Affordable Financial Services LTD’ Weekly Finance Review

Data released by RealtyTrac on April 14 showed that the number of foreclosures in the first quarter of 2011 was lower than what it was during the same quarter in 2010. More than 681,000 homes received a foreclosure filing in Q1 2011, a 27% decrease. That same quarter, 215,046 borrowers lost their homes, which is […]

Affordable Financial Services LTD Weekly Finance Review

The Commerce Department reported this week that housing starts fell 22.5% in February to 479,000 units, from an upwardly revised January figure of 618,000 units. It was the biggest decline in 27 years and finished just above a record low set in April 2009. Building permits — a hint of future construction demand — fell […]

Affordable Financial Services LTD Weekly Finance Review

CNNMoney recently reported that the number of foreclosures in February fell 14%, compared to January and 27% compared to February 2010. According to RealtyTrac, that is the largest year-to-year drop the company has ever recorded. While some see this as a sign of recovery in the housing market, the company says part of the decline […]

Affordable Financial Services LTD Finance Review

The number of mortgage applications fell 6.5% last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA also reported that refinancing activity also fell by 6.5% to 64.9% of total applications last week, down from 65.7% the week before. The four-week moving average for all mortgage applications was down 2.5%. Adjustable-rate mortgages made up 5.5% […]

Affordable Financial Services LTD’ Weekly Finance Review

The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales in December jumped 12.3% from the previous month. The NAR recently reported a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.28 million units in December, compared to the upwardly revised figure of 4.70 million units in November. However, the December 2010 figures are 2.9% below the December 2009 figure […]