Been turned down by a big bank for a mortgage? You’re not alone!

A recent report from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council revealed that big banks have a very high cancellation rate for home loan applicants.

In 2012, according to this data, Chase declined almost a third of their mortgage applicants with Bank of America denying 25.6% and Wells Fargo rejecting 21% of their mortgage applicants. Quicken Loans and U.S. Bank turned down 17% of their mortgage applicants.
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What may impact mortgage rates this week: August 26, 2013

Mortgage rates are not just influenced by scheduled economic indicators. Sometimes uncertainty in the world, such as what’s going on in Syria, will cause a flight to safety with investors seeking bonds, like mortgage backed securities. This is causing mortgage rates, which are based on mortgage backed securities, to be improved this morning.

Here are a few of the economic indicators scheduled to be released this week:

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