Mortgage Applications Surge on Lower Rates

Interest rates on home loans are now significantly lower than a year ago, and that may be bringing more homeowners back to their lenders to refinance.total mortgage applications rose 4.7 percent last. Refinances, which are most rate-sensitive, led the surge, jumping a remarkable 47% week to week and 97% annually.

"Once again there was an increase in average refinance loan sizes, as borrowers with larger balances responded accordingly to lower rates." Mortgage applications to purchase a home did not react as.

Weekly mortgage applications drop 4.3%, despite lower interest rates – While applications to refinance a home loan were 5% percent lower for the week. jumped in March as well. That sales surge may have been due to a sharp drop in mortgage rates. Rates have since edged.

Applications for refinancings increased 9 percent during the week. Refinance applications, however, are still 35 percent lower than the same week a year ago, when interest rates were lower. Kan says mortgage applications likely would have gone even higher last week if it wasn’t for two major hurricanes to strike the U.S. over the past two weeks.

Low interest rates. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported 62% of mortgage applications were for refinancing, about the.

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Mortgage applications increased for the second week as interest rates again ticked lower at well under 5 percent. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its Market Composite Index, a measure of.

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Mortgage applications surge 13.5% as borrowers rush to take advantage of lower rates.. Volume was 11 percent lower than a year ago, when mortgage rates were 42 basis points lower.

Mortgage applications jumped sharply last week, as a weaker-than-expected december employment report sent interest rates lower. Total application volume on a seasonally adjusted basis rose 11.9 percent on the week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Interest rates on home loans are now significantly lower than a year ago, and that may be bringing more homeowners back to their lenders to refinance. Total mortgage applications rose 4.7% last week.

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