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Home sales driving Augusta's mortgage market

...require a down payment."It's just a good time to get it while you can," said Kimberly Warren.National mortgage applications, led by lenders issuing refinances, increased 49.1 percent between Jan. 2-9, which is the largest weekly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-16/home-sales-
Georgia banks perform well at the start of the year

...discussed Georgia banks, so how about mortgage banks. Busy? Well, the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly mortgage applications survey says there were fewer applications because its index went down 3 percent. Half of the mortgage activity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-06-04/georgia-ban
Shutdown squeezed corners of US economy

...chain retail stores fell 0.7 percent last week. Mortgage applications dropped 5 percent. Auto sales slumped about 2...There could be short-term bumps, though. Mortgage applications submitted by potential home buyers fell 5 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-17/shutdown-squeezed-corners-
Weak signals on economy send stocks plunging

...weak hiring at private companies, a plunge in mortgage applications and sluggish orders to U.S. factories.The...also unnerved by a sharp 11.5 percent drop in mortgage applications last week. That's a disappointment because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-05/weak-signals-economy-send-
US builders began work on more homes in July

...housing market have flattened or declined. It may signal that higher loan rates have begun to weigh on housing.Mortgage applications by potential homebuyers have fallen 15 percent since the end of April. Signed contracts to buy homes slipped in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-16/us-builders-began-work-mor
JPMorgan, Wells report record earnings but revenue falls

...a boom in mortgage refinancings as homeowners lined up to take advantage of low interest rates.At JPMorgan, mortgage applications fell about 8 percent over the quarter to $60.5 million. They were also down about 8 percent at Wells - to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-12/jpmorgan-wells-report-reco
Sales of new homes jump to highest level in 5 years

...sales reflect contract signings, rather than completed purchases, and don't necessarily include completed mortgage applications. As a result, last month's increase could reflect efforts by some purchasers to buy homes before rates rise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-24/sales-new-homes-jump-highe
Wells Fargo's profit could mean turnaround

...economy. Money is cheap and mortgage applications are surging, thanks in large...business. Which is why ... MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS ARE RISING. Wells Fargo...received $190 billion in mortgage applications. That volume is a 64 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/10/bus_517964.shtml
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Borrowers should consider costs and savings when refinancing

...banks are seeing a surge of customers lining up to refinance their homes.In early November, the number of mortgage applications jumped 12.6 percent, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. Although those numbers dipped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2012-11-23/borrowers-sh
Mortage broker gets nine months for fraud

...was operating as a Realtor and running All-Star Lending in Augusta. For several years Mr. Stuckey falsified mortgage applications, according to the indictment. Of the 13 cases of fraud the FBI uncovered, nine of the purchased homes have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/15/met_551943.shtml
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