Mortgage Applications Up 10% From Last Year

Mortgage applications fell slightly last week from the previous week as home purchase filings and refinancing slowed down. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage applications decreased by 7.3%, but experts suggest that many times after a boost in mortgage activity levels will drop slightly. Additionally, mortgage applications are still 10% higher than levels seen this time last year, proving that the housing market is still making strides toward recovery. Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with a conforming loan balance jumped .08% while the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a jumbo loan balance increased .09% last week. More here

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