According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Application Survey, for the week ending May 15th, 2020, the Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased -2.6% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased -2% compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased -6% from the previous week, but was 160% higher than the same week one year ago. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 6% percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index increased 6% compared with the previous week, but was -1.5% lower than the same week one year ago.
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