Daily market update: April 14, 2016

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First American Potential Home Sales for March 2016:

  • The seasonally adjusted annualized rate of potential existing-home sales is 5.8 million.
  • This represents a 90.9 percent increase from the market potential low point reached in December 2008.
  • This is down 615,000 (SAAR) or 9.7 percent from the pre-recession peak of market potential, which occurred in July 2005.


Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey:

  • Mortgage rates are at new lows in 2016.
  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) averaged 3.58 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending April 14, 2016.
  • This is down from last week (3.59 percent) and last year (3.67 percent).


Mortgage Bankers Association’s Builder Applications Survey:

  • Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 17 percent month-over-month (unadjusted).
  • Conventional loans comprised 67.5 percent of loan applications.
  • MBA estimates new single-family home sales were running at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 574,000 units in March 2016.

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Home equity rates:

Yesterday’s most recent market news:

Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • The Market Composite Index increased 10 percent (seasonally adjusted) from one week earlier.
  • The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 54.9 percent of total applications from 54.5 percent the previous week.
  • The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to 5 percent of total applications.

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