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Mortgage applications dipped 6% continuing 3-week decline

Weakening economic outlook, high inflation and affordability challenges took a toll on buyer demand, leading to a drop in both purchase and refi applications last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

The market composite index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, declined 6.3% for the week ending July 15, the MBA said. The refinance index dipped 4% from the previous week, falling to a 22-year low, and the purchase index decreased 7%.

“Mortgage applications declined for the third week in a row, reaching the lowest level since 2000,” Joel Kan, associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting at details ⇒

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