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Mortgage Activity Increases as Rates Fall

Mortgage Activity Increases as Rates Fall


Per the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) survey through the week ending December 9th, total mortgage activity increased 3.2% from the previous week and the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate rose one basis points to 6.42%. The FRM rate has fallen 48 basis points over the past month.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, rose by 3.2% on a seasonally adjusted (SA) basis from one week earlier. Purchasing activity increased 4.0%, while refinancing activity increased 2.8% week-over-week.

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