Mortgage Applications Decline in the Week Ending February 24th

According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Application Survey, for the week ending February 24th, the Market Composite Index (a measure of mortgage loan application volume) decreased 5.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index declined 4.0% compared with the previous week.

The Refinance Index fell 6.0% from the previous week and was 74.0% lower than the same week one year ago.

The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 6.0% from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 3.0% compared with the previous week and was 44.0% lower than the same week one year ago.

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