Tag Archives: Purchase Index

Mortgage Bankers Association Reports Rise in Applications

Mortgage applications are up 1.3% this week, making some recovery after a 2.5% decline in the last week of August, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The Refinance Index saw a 2% increase this week, with refinance activity up 1%, from 60 to 61. Although the Purchase Index fell 3% this week, purchase applications remain […]

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

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 Weekly Finance Review

The National Association of Realtors recently reported that existing home sales in November rose 5.6% from the previous month. The NAR reported a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.68 million units in November, compared to the seasonally adjusted figure of 4.43 million units in October. However, the November 2010 figures are 27.9% below the November 2009 […]

Mortgage Applications Rise As Interest Rates Fall Again

National Mortgage Professional Magazine reported today on its website that mortgage applications were up as interest rates fell for a fifth consecutive week. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey showed that the Market Composite Index — a measure of mortgage loan application volume — increased 14.6% on the week ending October 8. The […]