MBA: Mortgage applications decline further as refinances slide

The pace of mortgage applications picked up during the week ended April 13, ending a two-week slide. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported its. but the refinancing share of activity.

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 5.8% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the.

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Mortgage application volume jumped 21.7% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Volume zoomed 81% from a year ago. The average contract interest.

The slide in yields led the 30-year fixed mortgage rate to 3.87%, its lowest level since Nov-16. The MBA also noted that, in spite of falling mortgage rates, refinances fell further.

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Though mortgage lending was up a big 38% from 2011, there will still thousands of declined mortgage applications. In fact, the top mortgage lender in the United States, Wells Fargo, denied 84,687 of the 399,911 home purchase applications it received (21.2% rejection rate), including those that were pre-approved, according to a Marketwatch analysis.

The decline came. According to the MBA, overall refinance activity eased after a slight increase in 30-year mortgage rates. While borrowers continued to remain sensitive to rising mortgage rates,

"Mortgage applications decreased over the week, driven by a decline in refinances. With mortgage rates up for the second week in a row, it’s no surprise that refinancings slid 8 percent and average loan sizes dropped back closer to normal levels," said Joel Kan, MBA’s Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting.

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MBA: Mortgage applications decline further as refinances slide Although purchase activity remains solid, a drop in refinances contributed to mortgage applications declining further for the week ending May 1, 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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