Mortgage demand on the increase again

November is not historically a strong season for homebuying, but this one, like the rest of 2020, isn’t following any rules.

Homebuyer demand is surging again, after taking a slight break around the election.

Mortgage applications to purchase a home rose 4% for the week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Volume was a decisive 26% higher annually. Demand had fallen off for about a month around the election, even though mortgage rates hovered near a record low.

“Housing demand remains supported by the ongoing recovery in the job market, and an increased appetite from households seeking more space because of the pandemic,” said Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting. (CNBC)

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