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MBA Purchase Applications Up 7% YoY (Refi Applications Down 44% YoY) Despite Gains In Mortgage Credit Availability

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Mortgage applications increased 3.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 4, 2017.

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The Refinance Index increased 5 percent from the previous week, but was down 44% on a YoY basis. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 1 percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index increased 0.3 percent compared with the previous week and was 7 percent higher than the same week one year ago.

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Despite the rise in mortgage credit availability.

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