Mortgage Applications Declined 13.1% in Week Ending February 18

Washington, DC, February 23, 2022-Mortgage applications decreased 13.1% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 18, 2022. 

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 13.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 11% compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 16% from the previous week and was 56% lower than the same week one year ago. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 10% from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 6% compared with the previous week and was 6% lower than the same week one year ago.