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Mortgage Applications Decline Despite Lower Mortgage Rates
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Mortgage Applications Decline Despite Lower Mortgage Rates

May 30, 2012 (Chris Moore)

Another round of record low mortgage rates wasn’t enough to boost mortgage activity last week as applications for both purchases and refinances declined according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 25th, 2012.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume including purchase applications and refinance applications, decreased a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent from the previous week.

On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 1.6 percent from the previous week. The four week moving average for the seasonally adjusted Market Index is up 3.23 percent.

Purchase Applications:

The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 0.60 percent from the previous week. The four week moving average is down 0.67 percent for the adjusted Purchase Index.

The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 1.8 percent compared with the previous week and was 3.9 percent lower than the same week a year ago.

Refinance Applications:

The Refinance Index decreased 1.5 percent from the previous week. The four week moving average for the Refinance Index is up 4.36 percent.

The refinance share of mortgage activity remained unchanged at 76.6 percent of total applications.

Mortgage Interest Rates:

Average Contract Mortgages Rates
(80% loan-to-value)

Type of
Loan

Interest Rate (%)

Points

Effective Rate

Current

Previous

Current

Previous

30-Year FRM Conforming
($417,500 or less)

3.91*

3.93

0.46

0.39

Increased

30-Year FRM Non-Conforming
($417,501 or more)

4.23

4.25

0.40

0.42

Decreased

15-Year FRM

3.23*

3.26

0.39

0.42

Decreased

FHA 30-Year

3.70*

3.73

0.59

0.57

Decreased

5/1 ARM

2.77*

2.83

0.38

0.42

Decreased

*Record Survey Low

The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity decreased to 4.9 percent from 5.0 percent the previous week.

Tags: MBA, home purchase applications, mortgage rates, fixed rate mortgage, adjustable rate mortgage, refinance, interest rate

Sources:
Mortgage Bankers Association

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May 30, 2012 (Chris Moore)

Another round of record low mortgage rates wasn’t enough to boost mortgage activity last week as applications for both purchases and refinances declined according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 25th, 2012.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume including purchase applications and refinance applications, decreased a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent from the previous week.

On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 1.6 percent from the previous week. The four week moving average for the seasonally adjusted Market Index is up 3.23 percent.

Purchase Applications:

The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 0.60 percent from the previous week. The four week moving average is down 0.67 percent for the adjusted Purchase Index.

The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 1.8 percent compared with the previous week and was 3.9 percent lower than the same week a year ago.

Refinance Applications:

The Refinance Index decreased 1.5 percent from the previous week. The four week moving average for the Refinance Index is up 4.36 percent.

The refinance share of mortgage activity remained unchanged at 76.6 percent of total applications.

Mortgage Interest Rates:

Average Contract Mortgages Rates
(80% loan-to-value)

Type of
Loan

Interest Rate (%)

Points

Effective Rate

Current

Previous

Current

Previous

30-Year FRM Conforming
($417,500 or less)

3.91*

3.93

0.46

0.39

Increased

30-Year FRM Non-Conforming
($417,501 or more)

4.23

4.25

0.40

0.42

Decreased

15-Year FRM

3.23*

3.26

0.39

0.42

Decreased

FHA 30-Year

3.70*

3.73

0.59

0.57

Decreased

5/1 ARM

2.77*

2.83

0.38

0.42

Decreased

*Record Survey Low

The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity decreased to 4.9 percent from 5.0 percent the previous week.

Tags: MBA, home purchase applications, mortgage rates, fixed rate mortgage, adjustable rate mortgage, refinance, interest rate

Sources:
Mortgage Bankers Association

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Sure that low interest dealer financing sounds really attractive but there's a price to be paid for that. We spill the beans as to why getting your own financing may save you money.
Buying a car at a dealership hasn't changed much through the years but doing your research on the internet can you save you a lot of time and most importantly, a lot of money.
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A NEW CAR?


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IS A BIG DECISION
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Buying a home is a big decision. If you are not prepared, the decisions you make, the questions you don’t ask, and the details you miss could cost you thousands – in price, fees, financing, property issues, and home repairs.
Home loans can be confusing. There's a lot of options and we provide the information that makles it simple. Don't sign on that dotted line until you know. It could cost you.
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May 30, 2012 (Chris Moore)

Another round of record low mortgage rates wasn’t enough to boost mortgage activity last week as applications for both purchases and refinances declined according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 25th, 2012.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume including purchase applications and refinance applications, decreased a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent from the previous week.

On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 1.6 percent from the previous week. The four week moving average for the seasonally adjusted Market Index is up 3.23 percent.

Purchase Applications:

The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 0.60 percent from the previous week. The four week moving average is down 0.67 percent for the adjusted Purchase Index.

The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 1.8 percent compared with the previous week and was 3.9 percent lower than the same week a year ago.

Refinance Applications:

The Refinance Index decreased 1.5 percent from the previous week. The four week moving average for the Refinance Index is up 4.36 percent.

The refinance share of mortgage activity remained unchanged at 76.6 percent of total applications.

Mortgage Interest Rates:

Average Contract Mortgages Rates
(80% loan-to-value)

Type of
Loan

Interest Rate (%)

Points

Effective Rate

Current

Previous

Current

Previous

30-Year FRM Conforming
($417,500 or less)

3.91*

3.93

0.46

0.39

Increased

30-Year FRM Non-Conforming
($417,501 or more)

4.23

4.25

0.40

0.42

Decreased

15-Year FRM

3.23*

3.26

0.39

0.42

Decreased

FHA 30-Year

3.70*

3.73

0.59

0.57

Decreased

5/1 ARM

2.77*

2.83

0.38

0.42

Decreased

*Record Survey Low

The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity decreased to 4.9 percent from 5.0 percent the previous week.

Tags: MBA, home purchase applications, mortgage rates, fixed rate mortgage, adjustable rate mortgage, refinance, interest rate

Sources:
Mortgage Bankers Association

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