Mortgage applications fell more than 4 percent from the last survey, according to the Mortgage Bankers’ Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The report covers the last week in April.

  • The Mortgage Loan application Index fell 4.2% percent from the previous week.
  • The Refinance Index fell by 5% over the same period.
  • The Purchase Index fell 4%.

Mortgage rates were lower while the 30-year fixed rate declining as global concerns outweighed more positive domestic news of job growth and business investment.

Applications to refinance and purchase a home both fell, but purchase activity remained slightly above year ago levels.

Not surprisingly, interest rates fell across all the survey’s mortgage loan types.

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