Mortgage applications tumbled during the week ending Nov. 29, sinking 12.8% from the last report, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday.
Similarly, the refinance index also dropped 18%, hitting its lowest level since the beginning of September 2013.
The purchase index dipped 4% from the previous week after recording a slight fall in the last update.
Overall, the refinance share of mortgage activity fell again and now represents 63% of all applications filed, down from 66% a week ago.
The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage with a conforming loan limit increased to 4.51% from 4.48%, while the 30-year, FRM with a jumbo loan balance edged up to 4.49% from 4.48%.
Furthermore, the 30-year, FHA rate escalated to 4.17% from 4.14%, and the 15-year FRM rose from 3.52% last week to 3.56%.
Meanwhile, the average contract interest rate for a 5/1 ARM fell to 3.09% from 3.18%.