INCREASE IN MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS NOTED

31 Oct

lAST WEEK, the Mortgage Bankers Association said the refinance index climbed 4.4% from the previous week, while the seasonally adjusted purchase index jumped 6.4%.

Mortgage applications rose 4.9%.  Refinancing applications accounted for 77.3% of this activity.

The average interest rate on a 30-year, FRM backed by the FHA fell to 4.11% from 4.12%, while the 15-year, FRM increased to 3.62% from 3.61%.

In addition, the average contract interest rate for 5/1 ARMs increased to 3.11% from 3.08%.

 

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