Mortgage applications declined 7.2% for the week ending Nov. 26, reflecting a lower appetite for refinances, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey published on Wednesday.
The drop was mainly driven by the refinance index declining by 14.8% from the previous week, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Concurrently, the purchase index grew by 5.1% from the week prior.
However, mortgage applications declined across the board in comparison to a year ago. The overall market composite index dipped 29.6% on a seasonally adjusted basis. Refinance apps fell 40.7% year over year, and purchase apps decreased 9.4% in the details ⇒
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