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MBA Mortgage Applications  
Released On 7/11/2018 7:00:00 AM For wk7/6, 2018
Composite Index - W/W Change-0.5 %2.5 %
Purchase Index - W/W Change1.0 %7.0 %
Refinance Index - W/W Change-2.0 %-4.0 %

Purchase applications for home mortgages rose sharply by a seasonally adjusted 7 percent in the July 6 week, but applications for refinancing continued their decline, falling 4 percent to the lowest level since December 2000. Unadjusted, purchase applications were 8 percent higher than a year ago, making a strong comeback after the prior week's negative year-on-year reading. The refinancing share of mortgage activity fell 2.4 percentage points to the lowest level since August 2008, 34.8 percent. Mortgage rates eased lower in the week, with the average interest rate for 30-year fixed rate conforming mortgages ($453,100 or less) decreasing by 3 basis points to 4.76 percent. The week's results included adjustments for the Fourth of July holiday.

The Mortgage Bankers' Association compiles various mortgage loan indexes. The purchase applications index measures applications at mortgage lenders. This is a leading indicator for single-family home sales and housing construction.  Why Investors Care

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