Mortgage applications bounced back last week after nearly a month in the doldrums when the number of applications fell to a seven-month low.
The market index compiled by the Mortgage Bankers Association rose 6.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis to 548.2 points from 514.4 points the previous week.
On an unadjusted basis, the index increased 6 percent compared with the previous week and rose 17.2 percent compared with the same week a year ago.
Both purchases and refinances were up with the purchase share increasing 7.3 percent and refinances rising 5.9 percent.
Source: Mortgage Bankers Association