Global Concerns Slow Mortgage Apps, Even With Lower Rates

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Mortgage applications have now fallen in six of the last eight weeks. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its seasonally adjusted Market Composite Index, a measure of application volume, fell lost another 3.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis during the week ended February 8. On an unadjusted basis the composite was down 4.0 percent. The Refinance Index decreased 0.1 percent from the previous week although the refinancing share of applications submitted rose to 43.2 percent. During the week ended February 1 refinancing had a 41.6 percent share. Both the seasonally adjusted and the unadjusted Purchase Indices were down 6.0 percent from the prior week and the unadjusted version came in 5.0 percent below its level during the same week in 2018. Applications for both FHA and VA loans…(read more)

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