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Mortgage applications increase with FHA refinancings as a driver

Mortgage application activity increased 3.8% from one week earlier, with refinance volume for Federal Housing Administration-insured loans taking the spotlight, the Mortgage Bankers...
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The imminent death of the prequal letter

The prequalification letter is set to fade into mortgage oblivion and its death is long overdue.The self-serve process of calculating buying potential and...
Purchase apps increase

Purchase application index at highest level since July: MBA

Purchase mortgage application activity is at its highest level since this summer on a seasonally adjusted basis, and should remain strong in December,...
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Defect risk

Has mortgage fraud risk hit a turning point?

Loan defect risk in purchase applications stopped falling and plateaued in October, according to First American Financial Corp.'s latest report."Defect risk for purchase...
Refi activity strong

Mortgage applications increase as rates stay under four percent

Mortgage application activity rose 1.5% compared with one week earlier as interest rates remained below 4%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.The MBA's...
Refis

Is the mortgage market officially back in a refi boom?

Mortgage lenders are operating in a refinance-dominated market again for the first time in years, but it may offer diminishing returns.Refinances as a...
App volume down

Mortgage rates moved back down, as did application volume

For the second consecutive week, mortgage application activity unusually moved in the same direction as interest rates, decreasing 2.2% from one week earlier,...
MBA

New-home mortgage applications rise as sales reach seven-year high

Loan applications to purchase newly constructed homes during October rose by nearly one-third year-over-year as sales reached their highest annual pace since the...
Nearly 10 million borrowers could lower their mortgage rate by 0.75% by refinancing right now | 2019-08-08

How rate sensitive are borrowers? Slight uptick in interest rates leads to decline in...

Are mortgage borrowers sensitive to small movements in interest rates? Recent data shows that refinances are on the rise thanks to the low...

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