U.S. Mortgage Applications Increase in Early September

Mortgage Bankers Association | September 16, 2019

According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 6, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications increased 2.0 percent from one week earlier. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 9 percent compared with the previous week.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Welcomes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate to Brokerage Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | August 24, 2021

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