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Home Purchase Activity Ticks Up, Refinancing Activity Slips

With the benchmark mortgage rate having dropped to an all-time low of 3.23 percent last week, mortgage application volume in the U.S. inched up 1.0 percent over the past week, with refinancing activity having actually slipped 2 percent and purchase activity having ticked up 6 points, according to the... Read More »

Lending Standards Loosening, More Jumbo ARMs In The Market

The availability of mortgage credit is increasing, driven by a rise in the number of jumbo Adjustable Rate Mortgage programs in the market, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index. In addition, minimum credit scores and maximum loan-to-value ratios for FHA and VA loans have... Read More »