Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MBA: Purchase Mortgage Applications increase, Refinance Applications decrease

by Bill McBride on 11/28/2012 07:03:00 AM

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

This week’s results include an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday. ...

The Refinance Index decreased 2 percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 3 percent from one week earlier.

The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($417,500 or less) decreased to 3.53 percent from 3.54 percent, with points remaining constant at 0.40 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent loan-to-value ratio (LTV) loans.
Purchase IndexClick on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the MBA mortgage purchase index.

The purchase index has been mostly moving sideways over the last two years, however the purchase index has increased 8 of the last 10 weeks and is now near the high for the year.

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