|Title: ||Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey|
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 3,
2009, which was a shortened week due to the Independence Day holiday. This week’s results include an adjustment to account
for the holiday. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 493.1, an increase of 10.9
percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from 444.8 one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 0.5 percent
compared with the previous week and increased 7.2 percent compared with the same week one year earlier.
The Refinance Index increased 15.2 percent to 1707.7 from 1482.2 the previous week and the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index
increased 6.7 percent to 285.6 from 267.7 one week earlier.
The four week moving average for the seasonally adjusted Market Index is down 5.6 percent. The four week moving average is
up 1.4 percent for the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index, while this average is down 10.9 percent for the Refinance Index.
The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 48.4 percent of total applications from 46.4 percent the previous week.
The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to 4.4 percent from 4.3 percent of total applications from
the previous week.
The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages remained unchanged at 5.34 percent, with points increasing to 1.13 from 1.12 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent loan-to-value (LTV) ratio loans.
The average contract interest rate for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages increased to 4.83 percent from 4.81 percent, with points increasing to 1.06 from 1.04 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTV loans.
The average contract interest rate for one-year ARMs increased to 6.58 percent from 6.52 percent, with points increasing to 0.14 from 0.13 (including the origination fee) for 80 percent LTV loans.
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The survey covers over 50 percent of all U.S. retail residential mortgage applications, and has been conducted weekly since
1990. Respondents include mortgage bankers, commercial banks and thrifts. Base period and value for all indexes is March
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry
that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the
association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation's residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand
homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and
fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety
of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies,
mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending
field. For additional information, visit MBA's Web site: www.mortgagebankers.org.