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Refi Share Wider Despite Record Low Rate-Term
A modest weekly drop in new mortgage business was led by adjustable-rate mortgages. Government share widened, as did refinance share thanks to a gain in cashouts that more than offset a record-low rate-term share.
Mortgage biz off, gov share broader
Fixed Mortgage Rates Retreat First Time Since 2017
For the first time this year, fixed interest rates on residential loans turned lower. But the story was different for adjustable-rate mortgages.

Mortgage Applications Up on Purchase-Money Surge
A weekly decline in refinance mortgage applications was more than offset by a surge in purchase-money activity. The jumbo-conforming spread, meantime, ballooned.

Refinances Restrain Weekly Mortgage Activity
An improvement in weekly purchase-money business wasn't enough to offset a drop in refinances. Meantime, the share of activity for loans to veterans fell to the lowest level in seven months.
Purchases rise, VA share lowest in 7 months
Mortgage Staffing Slashed Amid Strong Jobs Report
A strong employment report has already driven up interest rates. Despite the strength, the number of non-bank mortgages jobs declined by nearly 4,000 positions.

Weekly Mortgage Rates Climb to 4-Year High
Monthly mortgage rates climbed to the highest level in two years, while the weekly average was the highest it's been in more than four years.

Refis Nudge Mortgage Applications Higher
A slight up tick in weekly mortgage applications was driven by increased refinance activity. Meanwhile, veterans' share of applications was thinner than it's been in four months. The jumbo-conforming rate spread widened.

Refi Surge Leads Mortgage Business Higher
New mortgage activity ascended from the holiday week, and a sudden surge of strength in refinance business was out front of the improvement. Adjustable-rate activity also accelerated. The jumbo-conforming rate spread narrowed.

ARM activity improves
Mortgage Rates Up But Could Tumble
Mortgage rates made a modest weekly ascension. While the long-term economic outlook has interest rates on residential loans climbing, the short-term forecast is for a sharp drop.

Home Purchases Drive Up Mortgage Applications
New weekly applications for home loans increased, and the escalation in activity was due to an increase in home purchase financing. Government share was the widest it's been in five weeks. The jumbo-conforming rate spread ballooned.

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