The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) released its weekly survey for the week ending May 13, 2016, showing mortgage applications decreased 1.6% from one week earlier.

On a good note, the refinance index was up by 1% from last week and saw an increased share of all mortgage activity by increasing to 54.7% from 52.8% the previous week.

ARM loan applications decreased to 5.5% from 5.7% the week prior, and FHA’s share also decreased to 12.6% from 13%.

VA loan applications increased to 12.2% from 11.7% the previous week, and USDA’s numbers remained unchanged at 0.7%.

30-year fixed-rate mortgage applications were the same at 3.82%, and jumbo loan as well.

The average FHA 30 year loan had gone down to 3.63% from 3.64%, and the 15-year fixed decreased to 3.02% from 3.06%.

5/1 ARMs were up to 2.94% from 2.93% the previous week.

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