New home purchases decrease 18% | South Salem NY Real Estate

Even while mortgage applications for new home purchases in November were down 18% from October, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the size of the average loan continued to trend upward.

The average loan size for new homes reached $295,523 in November, according to the MBA’s Builder Application Survey.

Since the MBA started publishing the monthly survey this summer, average home loan size has increased more than $12,000 from the June average of $283,000.

The number of new homes sold in November decreased to 32,000, from 40,000 in October.

The MBA estimates that sales of new single-family homes were running at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 455,000 in November.

By product type, conventional loans composed 66.2% of loan applications, FHA loans composed 19.9%, RHS/USDA loans composed 1.1% and VA loans composed 12.9%.

MBA’s Builder Application Survey tracks application volume from mortgage subsidiaries of homebuilders across the country.

 

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/28282-new-home-purchases-decrease-18

 

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