Applications for loans to purchase newly constructed homes were down 5% in June from the month before, according to Mortgage Bankers Association data.

Requests for conventional loans accounted for nearly two-thirds of these applications, the Washington-based trade group said on Thursday. Applications for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration made up 17% of the total, while mortgages guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs accounted for 14.6% and 1.2% of the applications filed were for Rural Housing Service loans.

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