Weekly mortgage applications surge nearly 9% on lower rates

Posted by Staff Reporter on Mar 27, 2019 02:39 PM EDT
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Borrowers and buyers awoke to a new normal in housing affordability last week, as mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level in more than a year and are now expected to stay low for a while.

Mortgage applications jumped 8.9 percent last week from the previous week and 5.7 percent from a year earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted report.

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