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Applications for new home purchases jump 8% in October

Increase heavy in higher-priced homes
Trey Garrison
The Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Application Survey data for October 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 8% relative to the previous month.
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Freddie Mac: Housing growth remains stagnant

...But it's not all bad news
Brena Swanson
"We remain cautiously optimistic the housing recovery will continue, albeit slowly, until we see more tightening in the labor markets to give personal incomes a much-needed jolt,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said.
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Mortgage applications decline 2.3% as refis drop off

Mortgage applications fell 2.3% this past week as home purchase activity picked up and refinancing activity cooled, an industry trade group said Wednesday
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Realtors drive mortgage industry

Realtors, rather than lenders, drive the mortgage industry, wielding the coveted key to potential purchase business for lenders.
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JPMorgan battles falling refi volumes

HousingWire Staff
Even mega bank JPMorgan Chase is having to adjust as refinance volumes decline. The bank’s refinance applications are off 60% since interest rates began rising earlier this year.
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Mortgage applications fall 4.7%

Rates continue to stabilize
Brena Swanson
After staying relatively stable last week, applications posted a slight dip this week as rates also declined.
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Mortgage applications edge up slightly

Rates stay mostly the same
Brena Swanson
Mortgage applications edged up slightly last week, with new filings growing only 0.2% from a week earlier, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported.
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