According to the most recent Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey, mortgage applications decreased by 3.3% for Refinance Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Surveythe week ending March 11, 2016.

On a periodically adjusted basis, the Market Composite Index (mortgage application volume) dropped by 3.3% within a week. The periodically adjusted Purchase Index rose by .3% to its highest since January 2016. The unadjusted Purchase Index increased by 1%, and was 33% higher than a year ago.

Since August 2015, the refinance equity share of mortgage activity dropped to its lowest level representing 55% of the total home loan applications. Down from 56.7% the week before. The ARM (Adjustable-Rate Mortgage) share dropped to 4.9% of all the total applications.

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) share of the total applications decreased to 12% from 1.7% the week before. The VA loan share of all the applications dropped to 12.3% from 12.6% the week before. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) total applications stagnated at 0.8%.

The interest rate on the 30-year average contract with fixed-rate mortgages with conventional loan balances rose from 3.89% to 3.94%. The points increased by 0.04 from 0.38 the week prior.

The interest rate on the 30-year average contract with fixed-rate mortgages with jumbo loan balances rose from 3.81% to 3.86%.

FHA 30-year mortgage rates increased from 3.71% to 3.77%.

The interest rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage went up from 3.14% to 3.22%.

5/1 Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARM) average increased from 3.20% to 3.23%.

Erik Sandstrom
LoanSafe's Mortgage Expert
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