Mortgage Applications Declined 5.1% in First Week of April

Washington, DC, April 7, 2021-Mortgage applications decreased 5.1% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 2, 2021. 

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 5.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 5% compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index decreased 5% from the previous week and was 20% lower than the same week one year ago. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 5% from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 4% compared with the previous week and was 51% higher than the same week one year ago.