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3-Month Activity

Purchases Pull Down Weekly Mortgage Business
Home purchase financing activity tumbled during the week that included Veterans Day, dragging down overall business. But cashout refinance activity was the strongest it's been in over four years.

Cashout refinance business best in more than 4 years
16-Month High for Veterans Mortgage Business
Mortgage loan originators locked in more loans for veterans than they have during any week in at least 16 months. Government led a week-over-week gain in overall business.

Week-over-week gain in overall activity led by government
FHA Biz at 10-Mth Low, Cashout Share at New High
Fewer prospective borrowers locked in rates on mortgages this past week, with locks for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration slower than any week since early January. But cashout refinance share was widest in at least five years.
Weekly mortgage business slows
Mortgage Business Rises, ARM Share Balloons
New mortgage activity strengthened over the past week, with a widening share of prospective borrowers opting for adjustable rates. But overall business dipped from a year ago.

Overall activity down from year earlier
Weekly VA Mortgage Business Rises to 4-Month High
Prospective mortgage origination activity ascended from the holiday week, with adjustable-rate mortgages seeing the strongest gain. Lending activity for veterans climbed to the highest level in over four months.

Overall new mortgage activity recovers from holiday slump
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Week Ended MMI Purchase MMI Refi MMI Refi Share ARM MMI ARM Share Conv MMI Gov MMI Gov Share Jumbo Index Jumbo Share Average U.S. Loan Amount Jumbo-Conforming Spread
Nov 17 149.880 81.928 67.952 45.34% 16.211 10.82% 91.439 58.441 38.99% 10.696 7.14% $238,233 0.03%
Nov 10 162.289 92.771 69.518 42.84% 13.474 8.30% 96.128 66.161 40.77% 10.581 6.52% $236,140 0.13%
Nov 3 145.181 82.410 62.771 43.24% 14.526 10.01% 95.733 49.448 34.06% 11.041 7.61% $243,094 0.19%
Oct 27 152.892 91.446 61.446 40.19% 22.947 15.01% 91.918 60.973 39.88% 11.846 7.75% $244,867 0.15%
Oct 20 148.795 89.880 58.916 39.60% 18.316 12.31% 89.781 59.014 39.66% 10.926 7.34% $246,863 0.15%
Oct 13 127.952 76.627 51.325 40.11% 12.842 10.04% 74.977 52.974 41.40% 9.891 7.73% $231,584 0.12%
Oct 6 151.566 94.217 57.349 37.84% 14.737 9.72% 90.616 60.950 40.21% 10.811 7.13% $243,060 0.12%
Sep 29 133.373 82.651 50.723 38.03% 21.474 16.10% 84.406 48.968 36.72% 12.651 9.49% $252,112 0.14%
Sep 22 138.675 85.181 53.494 38.58% 16.632 11.99% 84.871 53.803 38.80% 10.926 7.88% $239,188 0.11%
Sep 15 142.651 85.301 57.349 40.20% 20.842 14.61% 87.016 55.635 39.00% 11.041 7.74% $238,761 0.10%
Sep 8 131.687 82.892 48.795 37.05% 13.474 10.23% 80.931 50.756 38.54% 10.236 7.77% $242,234 0.03%
Sep 1 154.096 98.072 56.024 36.36% 16.21 10.52% 94.791 59.306 38.49% 10.696 6.94% $243,130 0.01%
Aug 25 160.361 102.771 57.590 35.91% 15.16 9.45% 98.460 61.902 38.60% 10.811 6.74% $226,903 0.06%
Aug 18 146.627 93.494 53.133 36.24% 15.37 10.48% 93.546 53.081 36.20% 10.696 7.30% $245,509 0.07%
*refinance and purchase activity revised
**VA activity added to report on July 22. "FHA MMI" changed to "Gov MMI" and "FHA Share" changed to "Gov Share." Conv MMI adjusted down to reflect VA activity.

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