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Mortgage applications decline 0.2% for week

Purchase apps down 11% from last year
Trey Garrison
Mortgage application activity for the week ending Sept. 26 was fell 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Mortgage applications reverse course falling 4.1%

Refinancings drop 7% while purchases fall 5%
Trey Garrison
A week after jumping 7.9%, mortgage applications decreased 4.1%, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Sept. 19, 2014.
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What would it take for the financial press to admit housing has stalled?

An open letter to one of the hardest working web business writers
Trey Garrison
The current theory: Housing won’t stall if we don’t admit there’s a problem, and that the problem does not goes a lot deeper and is more systemic than a little weakness here or there. Well, that needs to change.
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Mortgage applications plummet, down 7.2%

Refinancing share drops 11%
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications decreased 7.2% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 5, 2014.
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Mortgage applications tick up for second week in a row

Refinance share grows again to 57%
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications increased 0.2% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 29, 2014.
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Mortgage applications rise 1.4% even as government mortgages drop

Refinancings increase to 55% share of mortgage application activity
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications increased 1.4% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 15, 2014.
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3 reasons mortgage apps don't reflect housing strength

The growing disconnect between apps and sales
Brena Swanson
Mortgage applications continue to hover around the same level, while home sales keep rising. A new reports digs into why, citing three factors for the disconnect.
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New home applications rise in July

Reverses June’s decline
Ben Lane
July’s increase recaptured some of June’s decline in new home purchase applications, when applications fell 5% from May’s total.
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Zillow: Mortgage rates tick up slightly

Predicts mortgage application decrease of 2%
Ben Lane
“Mortgage rates were subdued last week as ongoing geopolitical concerns and economic softness in Europe encouraged investors to buy U.S. mortgage-backed securities as a safe haven,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow.
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Mortgage applications continue fall with 2.2% drop

Refinancings drop 4% with purchases up 0.2%
Trey Garrison
Continuing the long-term trend this year, mortgage applications decreased 2.2% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 25, 2014.
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