Mortgage Purchase Applications Rise with Rates

Washington, DC, June 26, 2013 -- Overall mortgage application volume last week slipped 3% from the prior week as interest rates rose, the Mortgage Bankers Association said.

The refinance index fell 5% from the previous week, while the purchasing index rose 2% from a week earlier.

The refinance share of applications decreased to 67%, the lowest level since July 2011, from the prior week's 69%.

The average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages increased to 4.46%, the highest rate since August 2011, from the prior week's 4.17%.