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Seasonal slowdown in full-swing? Mortgage applications drop in latest MBA survey.

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The results of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest weekly survey revealed a drop in mortgage application activity for the week ending November 24, 2017. According to the MBA’s press release, mortgage applications fell 3.1 percent from one week earlier. This includes an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday, which fell on November 23. How does the survey work? The MBA’s weekly mortgage application survey is used to determine the Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume. The MBA uses the index to gauge how many Americans are applying for home financing and how the volume of applications compares

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MBA Predicts $1.2 Trillion Increase in Purchase Originations in 2018

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Will 2018 be the year for purchase mortgages? The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently announced that it forecasts a $1.2 trillion increase in purchase mortgage originations during 2018. That’s 7.3 percent increase from 2017 so far. But while the MBA expects purchase lending to increase significantly, it does not see the same outlook for refinancing.

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Refinancing picks up as summer comes to a close

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As the last leg of summer passes and the fall season begins, a wave of refinancing activity came crashing into the mortgage market, driving mortgage application volume higher during the final weeks of August. According to a press release from Mortgage News Daily, “A resurgence in refinancing drove the volume of mortgage applications higher during the week ended September 1. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its Market Composite Index, a measure of application volume, increased 3.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis when compared to the week ended August 25. On an unadjusted basis, the index increased by 2.0 percent.” 

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