Mortgage Applications in U.S. Rise 6% as Rates Drop to New Lows

“According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 7, 2012, mortgage applications increased 6.2 percent from one week earlier. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 6.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.  On an unadjusted basis, the Index …

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Fannie Mae Releases Forecast on Housing, Economy

“Given improvements seen in housing, Fannie Mae revised its housing forecast higher for 2012 and 2013 in its November economic outlook report. According to the GSE, the fundamentals are set in place for a “solid” housing recovery, such as low interest rates, rising prices, and a labor market that’s healing. Considering these developments in housing, …

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