Mortgage Applications Declined by 0.9% in Last Week of April

Washington, DC, May 5, 2021-Mortgage applications decreased 0.9% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 30, 2021. 

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 0.9% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 1% compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index increased 0.1% from the previous week and was 17% lower than the same week one year ago. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 3% from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 2% compared with the previous week and was 24% higher than the same week one year ago.