Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mortgage Applications Virtually Unchanged

The latest Weekly Mortgage Application Survey of the Mortgage Bankers Association -- with data for the week ending June 15, 2012 -- was released Wednesday, June 20

The number of mortgage applications filed in the U.S. remained virtually unchanged for the week ending June 15, with the number of filings edging up a slight 0.8% from one week earlier.

  • The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 0.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.  On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased more than 1% compared with the previous week.

  • The Refinance Index increased 1% from the previous week.

  • The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index fell 9% from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased more than 9% compared with the previous week and was 2% lower than the same week one year ago.

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.

For additional information, visit MBA's web site:

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