Mortgage demand from homebuyer jump 18% since 2019

Real Estate

Mortgage applications numbers get stronger each week as homebuyers rush back into the market, hoping to get their hands on what few homes there are for sale. Another record-low mortgage rate didn’t hurt.

Mortgage applications to purchase a home rose 5% for the week and were a stunning 18% higher than a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. As the coronavirus outbreak was surging six weeks ago, applications by homebuyers were down 35% annually.

“The pent-up demand from homebuyers returning to the market continues to support a recovery from the weekly declines observed earlier this spring,” said Joel Kan, an MBA economist. “However, there are still many households affected by the widespread job losses and current economic downturn. High unemployment and low housing supply may restrain a more meaningful rebound in purchase applications in the coming months.”

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