Overall mortgage applications fell 3.6 percent last week on a seasonally adjusted basis from the week before, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly survey. The MBA seasonally adjusted purchase index decreased by 2 percent to 439 from 448.1 the previous week. The seasonally adjusted refinance index decreased by 5.7 percent to 1,932.8 from 2,048.6 one week earlier. The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased to 46.5 percent of total applications from 48.9 percent the previous week. The adjustable-rate-mortgage share of activity decreased to 31.7 percent from 32.8 percent of total applications. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to 5.58 percent from 5.64 percent one week earlier. Points including the origination fee decre...
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