Overall applications rose 4.3% from the previous week, according to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.
The component refinance index rose 7%, while the purchase index ticked up 1% from a week earlier. All three statistics are seasonally adjusted.
Refis made up 52% of total mortgage applications, up from 51% the week before. Adjustable-rate mortgages accounted for 8% of total applications.
The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with balances of $417,000 or less dipped nine basis points, to 4.47%. The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with loan balances above $417,000 fell 10 basis points, to 4.39%.