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Refinancing accounts for 82% of Mortgage Activity 10-22-10

October 28th, 2010 9:25 AM by Preston Ware

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 22, 2010. 

The MBA's loan application survey covers over 50% of all U.S. residential mortgage loan applications taken by retail mortgage bankers, commercial banks, and thrifts. The data gives economists a snapshot view of consumer demand for mortgage loans. In a low mortgage rate environment, a trend of increasing refinance applications implies consumers are seeking out a lower monthly payment. If consumers are able to increase disposable income through refinancing, it can be a positive for the economy as a whole (creates more consumer spending or allows debtors to pay down personal liabilities like credit cards). A falling trend of purchase applications indicates a decline in home buying demand, a negative for the housing industry and the economy as a whole.

-Also it is important to remeber that this is an average of activity all across the country. Some areas are mostly done with their correction while other are still in the middle of it.

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Posted by Preston Ware on October 28th, 2010 9:25 AM


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