Real Estate

Homebuyer demand hits highest level in 11 years

Purchase application volume hit the highest level since October 2009, rising 16% for the week and 8% from a year ago, according to Mortgage Bankers Association data. Refinance applications jumped 43% for the week and were 109% higher than one year ago. CNBC’s Diana Olick reports.

The shortage of homes for sale is getting much worse, even in luxury

December is not the most popular time to list a home for sale historically, but this past December it was particularly unpopular. The supply of homes for sale was 12% lower compared with December 2018, according to realtor.com. The decline was much steeper than the 9.5% annual drop in November. Demand is so strong, that …

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