Economic Report:  Mortgage demand rises 7% as rates fall for the third week in a row

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The numbers: As mortgage rates fall, homeowners are seizing the opportunity to refinance their mortgages. Mortgage demand rose seasonally adjusted 7% in the latest week.

Demand for both purchases and refinancing increased. That pushed the market composite index up, a measure of mortgage application volume, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said on Wednesday. 

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