Tag Archive for Mortgage Bankers Association

Purchase Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Press Release MBAA WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2012) — Mortgage applications increased 0.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 27, 2012. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 0.1 percent on a seasonally…

Mortgage Bankers Association Orders Wall Street Examiner to Cease And Desist

The Mortgage Bankers Association has sent me legal notice to “demand that wallstreetexaminer.com immediately remove all WAS data (Weekly Applications Survey) data, from its systems and cease and desist from further reproduction or distribution of all MBA data, past and present, in any format.” Regrettably, I must comply with this demand. I am not in…

No Truth Coming From Mortgage Bankers Ass.

Apparently the MBAss (Mortgage Bankers Association) didn’t like the fact that someone in the financial blogo-wackosphere actually had the temerity to make use of real, hard data, that they hadn’t massaged. Now, not only do they not report the actual index level of their seasonally smoothed applications indexes, the charts of the not seasonally adjusted…

Glimmers of Housing Hope In Mortgage Applications Data

Purchase mortgage applications rose 6.4% last week according to the Mortgage Bankers Association and major media outlets. As always, the media report only the seasonally adjusted data fed to them by the MBAA. Rarely should a week to week change have any seasonal effects, although last week would be an exception because the week before…

Housing Picture No Darker

The article is an excerpt from the Wall Street Examiner Professional Edition Housing Update for subscribers. Scroll to the end for the subscriber link to the complete report. Housing data for this month suggests that the usual seasonal uptick in prices has ended. Data is mixed as to whether the seasonal decline that normally occurs…