Mortgage Application Volume Rises Despite Rates
Washington, DC, June 12, 2013 -- Mortgage application volume last week jumped from the prior week despite an increase in interest rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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The market composite index was up 5% for the week ended June 7 from the previous week and included an adjustment for the Memorial Day holiday.
The refinance index increased 5% from the prior week while the purchasing index also rose 5%.
Refinancing applications accounted for 69% of total volume, up from to 68% a week earlier.
The average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances jumped to 4.15%, the highest rate since March 2012.