Homeowners Aiming to Refinance Hit Mortgage Rut Mortgage applications have risen for the second straight week, with borrowers getting out of adjustable-rate loans in a bid to escape volatility in the financial markets. But mortgage-industry troubles are hanging up homeowners seeking to refinance.
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Homeowners Aiming to Refinance Hit Mortgage Rut

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Homeowners Aiming to Refinance Hit Mortgage Rut

Homeowners Aiming to Refinance Hit Mortgage Rut

Homeowners Aiming to Refinance Hit Mortgage Rut

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Mortgage applications have risen for the second straight week, with borrowers getting out of adjustable rate loans in a bid to escape some of the volatility roiling the financial markets.

One leading banker said borrowers want fixed-rate mortgages, and he said lenders are moving away from making new adjustable rate loans (ARMs) because they are harder to sell.

Despite the new activity, the troubles in the mortgage industry are creating difficulties for homeowners seeking to refinance.