Mortgage insurers wrote $17 billion of coverage in August, up 4.4% from July, according to the Mortgage Insurance Companies of America.

The coverage was applied to 136,929 loans, up 5.2%, the trade group said. Defaulted loans brought back to performing status totaled 27,288. But 32,990 new defaults were reported, offsetting the recoveries.

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