Prospective homebuyers aren’t deterred by the skyrocketing mortgage rates amid a slow start to the spring home-buying season this year. The Market Composite Index, a measure of loan application volume, rose 2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending May 6, from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Conventional, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) purchase loan application volume led the gain in mortgage application volume even as mortgage rates rose to 5.53%, marking the highest since 2009, according to Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting.
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