Mortgage activity rose 0.1 percent in the week. The trade group's Refinancing Index also rose 0.7 percent from the previous week, the MBA said.
Interest rates for 30-year, fixed-rate conforming mortgages rose from 4.04 percent to 4.05 percent with average points rising from 0.4 to 0.44.
Rates for 15-year, fixed-rate contracts fell from 3.32 percent to 3.31 percent, the lowest rate in the history of the survey. Points for 15-year loans were unchanged at 0.41.