MBA Weekly Applications: A Tale of Two Surveys

Mortgage applications yo-yoed over the past two weeks, falling by 13 percent over the holiday break before regaining most ground the first week of January, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Weekly Applications Survey for the weeks ending Dec. 27, 2019 and Jan. 3.

Mortgage Applications Down in MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications fell from one week earlier as key interest rates hovered just under 4 percent, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 13.

Applications Increase in MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 3.8 percent from one week earlier, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 6, 2019.

November Hiring Defies Expectations

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a better-than-expected 266,000 in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.