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New-home mortgage applications surged nearly 40% annually in October: MBA

Mortgage demand for new homes jumped in October as the inventory for existing homes remained depleted.

Mortgage applications for new-home purchases rose 39.7% in October on a year-over-year basis and were up 6% from the previous month, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey for October

“Home builders have been able to temper this high-rate environment by offering buyers rate buydowns and other incentives,” Joel Kan, MBA’s vice president and deputy chief economist, said in a statement. “We estimate that the pace of details ⇒

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