According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, mortgage applications decreased 4.5 percent last week from the week before. Despite the decline, the Market Composite Index, which measures mortgage applications volume, is relatively flat over the past four weeks due to previous spikes in purchase and refinance activity. Last week, both the Refinance and Purchase Index were down, primarily due to a slight uptick in mortgage rates. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances moved to 4.09 percent from 4.08 percent the previous week. The average rate for 30-year jumbo loans increased to 4.32 percent. More here.
Theresa Springer’s Blog
Mortgage Rates Tick Up, Loan Demand Slows
February 23, 2012
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