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The volume of applications for first mortgages grew by 4.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis during the first full week after Labor Day. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) says its Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume increased 16 percent during the week ended September 17. The prior week’s numbers had been adjusted to account for the holiday. The Refinance Index increased 7 percent from the previous week but was 5 percent lower than the same week one year ago. The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 66.2 percent of total applications from 64.9 percent the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index was 2 percent higher week-over-week and up 12 percent unadjusted. Volume was 13 percent lower than the same week one year ago. Refi…(read more)

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Source: Mortgage News Daily