Series Is Presented Here As 2 Variables: (1) Original Data, 1938-40; (2) Original Data, 1945-56. Source: Federal Housing Administration, "Monthly Report Of Fha Insuring Operations"
This NBER data series m02163b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: m02163b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Existing Home Mortgage Applications for United States [M0263BUSM500NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0263BUSM500NNBR/, August 28, 2015.