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US Mortgage Applications for Home Purchases Rise for Third Week

Published 28/06/2023, 11:10 pm
© Bloomberg. Residential homes in Teaneck, New Jersey, US, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Real estate agents struggle to find listings as deals decline, mortgage rates remain high and signs point to leaner times ahead. Photographer: Yuvraj Khanna/Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- US mortgage applications for home purchases rose for a third week even as borrowing costs remained elevated.

The Mortgage Bankers Association index of applications for home purchases rose 2.8% in the week ended June 23 to an almost two-month high of 170.3. Combined with an increase in the refinancing index, the overall measure of mortgage applications also climbed to the highest level since early May.

The contract rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage ticked up 2 basis points to 6.75%, data out Wednesday showed. 

The survey, which has been conducted weekly since 1990, uses responses from mortgage bankers, commercial banks and thrifts. The data cover more than 75% of all retail residential mortgage applications in the US.

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© Bloomberg. Residential homes in Teaneck, New Jersey, US, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Real estate agents struggle to find listings as deals decline, mortgage rates remain high and signs point to leaner times ahead. Photographer: Yuvraj Khanna/Bloomberg

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