Refinance application share hits eight-year low: MBA

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Months of record low rates have lured buyers, and even more so, refinancers, to apply for new loans. But the Mortgage Bankers’ Association expects the tide in refinancing applications to turn.

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The bond market is digging in for a long period of low interest. applications to refinance a home loan, which surged the previous week, dropped 4 percent last week and were 32 percent lower than a.

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said today that mortgage applications were down across the board during the week ended May 12, with refinancing taking the biggest hit. MBA’s Market.

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MBA’s Market Composite Index, a measure of loan application volume, fell 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the Index for the week ended May 5. On an unadjusted basis, the index was down 4.0 percent. The refinance index dropped 6.0 percent from a week earlier and the share of refinance activity at 41.1 percent, was the lowest.

Total mortgage application volume barely moved as interest. Some borrowers may have jumped to get the last low rates now, fearing even higher ones coming soon. The refinance share of mortgage.

The share of mortgage applications for refinances just fell to a level not seen since October 2008, new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed. According to the MBA’s latest Weekly.

MBA’s seasonally adjusted index on mortgage refinancing activity rose 5.1 percent to 1,502.6 in the week ended Sept. 1. This was the strongest since 1,526.8 in the week of June 16. The share of refinancing requests versus total applications grew to 50.9 percent, the biggest since January 2017, from 49.4 percent a week ago.

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