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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition
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Mortgage applications climb 4.3%

Refis up as activity reverses four weeks of declines
April 16, 2014
Mortgage activity is up as of last week, after four weeks of declines.
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2 charts show exactly how the mortgage pipeline is drying up

Rising rates, affordability gap squeeze originations
April 11, 2014
A preview of where originations are going can be found in the Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase first quarter reports.
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White House pleased with HAMP, housing efforts

Grades self on a bit of a curve
April 4, 2014
The March edition of the Obama Administration's housing scorecard grades itself pretty highly despite some key indicators that should raise concern.
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Mortgage apps drop 3.5%, refis drop 8%

Refis now at lowest share of apps since April 2010
March 26, 2014
Mortgage applications dropped 3.5% from one week earlier, while refinance applications dropped 8%.
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Mortgage apps drop to two-decade low

Purchase applications fall to 1995 levels
February 26, 2014
Mortgage applications fell 8.5% from a week prior continuing its downward trend for the week ended Feb. 21, as purchase activity failed to meet market expectations.
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Mortgage applications continue to fall, drop 4.1%

February 19, 2014
Mortgage applications continued to fall and dropped 4.1% for the week ended Feb. 15, as the refinance share of mortgage activity fell slightly to 61% of mortgage applications.
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Mortgage applications stay frozen

Refinance share falls to 62%
January 28, 2014
Mortgage applications witnessed a quiet week of little change, with filings declining a meager 0.2% from a week earlier.
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Contradictory housing data makes 2014 a bit of a maze for forecasters

But a few trends are easy to spot
December 31, 2013
What can we make of the seeming incongruity of indicators in the housing market as 2013 comes to a close? Mortgage applications recently hit a 13-year low. Existing home sales fell for the third consecutive month – and for the first time on a year-over-year basis in quite some time.
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New home sales and mortgage apps see growing divergence

But upon deeper inspection they're closer than they appear
December 27, 2013
There's a growing divergence between new home sales data and mortgage apps data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), but it may not be as wide as it looks, and the swing in new home sales will likely close the gap.
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Mortgage applications drop in wake of Fed's taper

Purchase, refi volume both take a hit
December 24, 2013
Mortgage applications dropped across the board last week, according to new data released Tuesday morning by the Mortgage Bankers Association. Total applications fell 6.3% on a seasonally-adjusted basis according to the MBA's index of mortgage activity, marking the second straight week of languishing mortgage demand from consumers.
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