Refinance Application-Level Index
Fannie Mae's Refinance Application-Level Index (RALI) is a weekly series sourcing data from our automated underwriting system, Desktop Underwriter® (DU®), to provide the market timely, comprehensive, and ongoing tracking of refinance activity and historical trends.
RALI ($) Percent Change for Week Ending December 1, 2023
Week over Week
Year over Year
For the week ending December 01, 2023, which followed a holiday-shortened week, the dollar volume of refinance applications increased 60.8 percent week over week. RALI dollar volume is down 15.6 percent compared to the same week last year. RALI count increased 59.6 percent week over week and is down 15.6 percent compared to the same week last year.
Note: RALI for the week ending December 8 is scheduled for release on Tuesday, December 12 at 10 a.m. ET. Please consult our publication calendar for additional information.
Historical Comparisons – RALI ($) Percent Difference
Q3 2020 "Refi Boom"
Q4 2018 "Refi Slowdown"
*Change in the average RALI dollar volume for the last four weeks over the average for the four weeks ending a week earlier.
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