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The total number of mortgage applications filed in the U.S. last week slipped 5.2% as some interest rates crept higher, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday.

The refinance index declined 5.5% for the week ended Feb. 8 from the previous week, according to MBA's weekly survey, which covers more than three-quarters of all U.S. residential-mortgage applications. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the purchasing index decreased 9.5% from the prior week, MBA said.

Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2013/02/13/us-mortgage-appli...
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