Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mortgage Applications Survey and Interest Rates 624

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 19, 2009. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 548.2, an increase of 6.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from 514.4 one week earlier.

The four week moving average for the seasonally adjusted Market Index is down 9.3 percent.

The Refinance Index increased 5.9 percent to 2116.3 from 1998.1 the previous week and the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 7.3 percent to 280.3 from 261.2 one week earlier.

The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to 5.44 percent from 5.50 percent, with points increasing to 0.99 from 0.89 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent loan-to-value (LTV) ratio loans.

Source: Mortgage Bankers Association
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