Interest Growing in Home Purchase Mortgages

Washington, DC, April 9, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume fell last week as refinancing interest declined, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

MBA said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity declined 1.6% in the week ended April 4.

Refinancing applications fell 4.9%, while purchase loan applications, rose 2.7%.

Fixed 30-year mortgage rates averaged 4.56%.