In the following video, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss another weekly report from the Mortgage Bankers' Association, which says that mortgage activity was down yet again last week, with refinancing transactions down as well for the fifth week running. Is this the end of the housing recovery or only a brief stall? Our analysts discuss what these numbers mean for mortgage lending in the U.S.

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