Mortgage applications fell 7.3% last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Applications to buy a home slipped 4% from the previous week based on seasonally adjusted figures but.

. Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, fell 2.2 percent in the week ended July 25. The MBA’s.

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The MBA’s seasonally adjusted index of refinancing applications slumped 7.7 percent, while the gauge of loan requests for home purchases dropped 4.7 percent. Fixed 30-year mortgage rates averaged 4.98.

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Mortgage applications slow as rates rise. Mortgage applications fell in mid-October to their lowest level since August. At the same time, Zillow’s Mortgage Marketplace reported a slight increase in the rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage – up 2 basis points from 3.26 percent to 3.28 percent. MBA sees fed policy supporting slow rise in rates

decelerations by the Mortgage Bankers Association’s mortgage application indices from the first- to the second-quarter of 2018. For example, the year-over-year increase by the MBA’s index of mortgage applications from prospective home buyers slowed from Q1-2018’s 5.9% to Q2-2018’s 2.6%, while the

Mortgage applications fell by 3.5% from one week earlier on a seasonally. percent and average loan sizes dropped back closer to normal levels,” says Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president of.

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MBA Vice President of Economic and Industry forecasting joel kan said purchase applications decreased for the second straight week and have been somewhat volatile lately, but remain 6% higher than a.

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The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. for rates to fall even further,” said Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president.

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(Read more: Top 10 mortgage tips for 2014) Wednesday’s survey covers over 75 percent of U.S. retail residential mortgage applications, according to MBA. -By Reuters.