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Mortgage Daily Press Releases
2016

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Sinks in Holiday Week
DALLAS -- (Dec. 27, 2016) Moving into the holiday weekend, new mortgage business turned sharply lower. After surging in the previous report, jumbo lending activity plummeted.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down on Refinances
DALLAS -- (Dec. 19, 2016) A deceleration in new mortgage refinance activity more than offset a week-over-week increase in purchase financing. New jumbo business, however, moved solidly higher.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Rises
DALLAS -- (Dec. 12, 2016) New mortgage activity increased for the second consecutive week likely due to anticipation of a rate hike next week by the Federal Reserve.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Recovers from Holiday
DALLAS -- (Dec. 5, 2016) As expected, new home-lending activity bounced back from the holiday week. Refinance and adjustable-rate business were the biggest beneficiaries, while jumbo activity took the biggest hit.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Falls in Holiday Week
DALLAS -- (Nov. 28, 2016) The holiday week had a significantly negative impact on new mortgage activity, though business held up from a year ago. Leading the week-over-week decline was refinance business.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down on Rising Rates
DALLAS -- (Nov. 21, 2016) Increasing interest rates on residential loans negatively impacted new weekly mortgage business. But, as is typical in a rising-rate environment, demand for adjustable-rate mortgages strengthened.

Purchases Lead Weekly Mortgage Market Index Up
DALLAS -- (Nov. 14, 2016) Home purchase financing activity drove overall new mortgage activity to the highest level in more than three months. Adjustable-rate activity soared by a quarter.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down, But Refis Rise
DALLAS -- (Nov. 7, 2016) An increase in refinance activity more than offset a week-over-week slump in purchase financing as prospective refinance borrowers rushed to lock in their rates.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down on Refinances
DALLAS -- (Oct. 31, 2016) Mortgage refinance transactions were behind a weekly decline in new residential lending activity. But financing activity for home shoppers managed an increase.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Up, Refinances Lead
DALLAS -- (Oct. 24, 2016) Refinancing activity led the way as the U.S. Mortgage Market Index from OpenClose and Mortgage Daily bounced back from the holiday week. Year-over-year activity, especially refinance business, was solidly higher.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down on Holiday
DALLAS -- (Oct. 17, 2016) As expected, new residential lending activity slowed during the holiday week, with purchase financing and refinancing activity both taking a similar hit. Jumbo business fared worst.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Dips on Refinances
DALLAS -- (Oct. 10, 2016) A week-over-week slowdown in refinancing activity helped pull down overall new mortgage activity. But one category -- jumbo business -- turned positive for the week.

7-Week High for Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (Oct. 3, 2016) New residential loan activity ascended to the highest level in seven weeks, and conventional refinance business drove the week-over-week gain.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Drops, Purchases Up
DALLAS -- (Sept. 19, 2016) Although there was a decline in overall new mortgage activity during the past seven days, demand for new purchase-money mortgages actually grew stronger.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Slips in Holiday Week
DALLAS -- (Sept. 12, 2016) A holiday slump in new mortgage business was led by purchase financing. But, fueled by a dip in interest rates, refinance activity was up the second week in a row.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Slips, Purchases Up
DALLAS -- (Aug. 29, 2016) While new weekly refinance activity slowed for the second week in a row, purchase-money business turned higher. Jumbo business had a healthy week-over-week gain.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Off Even As Rates Dip
DALLAS -- (Aug. 22, 2016) Even though there was a modest improvement in rates, new mortgage business slowed this past week. Still, activity was solidly stronger than it was at this point last year.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Off on Purchases, Conv
DALLAS -- (Aug. 15, 2016) A week-over-week decline in new home-lending activity was driven by purchase and conventional financing, though jumbo business also played a role.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Climbs, Refis Lead
DALLAS -- (Aug. 8, 2016) As interest rates on residential loans turned lower, new refinance activity surged to the highest level in 17 months -- driving up overall activity in the process.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Dips on Purchases
DALLAS -- (Aug. 1, 2016) A week-over-week increase in new refinance business wasn't quite enough to offset a decline in purchase activity. Adjustable-rate and jumbo activity accelerated.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Retreats as Rates Up
DALLAS -- (July 25, 2016) As mortgage rates ascended for the second straight week, new mortgage activity declined -- with refinance business taking a bigger hit than purchase financing.

Mortgage Daily Mortgage Employment Index Q1 2016
DALLAS -- (July 25, 2016) Quarterly hirings in the Motor City helped Michigan secure the biggest gains in mortgage employment, while the nation's biggest home lender was behind the state with the most mortgage job losses.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Climbs to 15-Mth High
DALLAS -- (July 18, 2016) Although long-term interest rates for residential loans turned slightly higher, new mortgage business soared to the highest level in 15 months. Jumbo activity had the biggest gain.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down in Holiday Week 
DALLAS -- (July 11, 2016) As was expected, new home-lending activity turned lower during the week that included the July 4th holiday. New jumbo business, however, actually accelerated.

Mortgage Daily Q1 2016 Biggest Lender Ranking
DALLAS -- (July 11, 2016) Two firms moved up a couple notches in the latest ranking of mortgage originators and servicers. The outlook for new lending activity is likely to improve thanks to Brexit.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Soars on Refinances
DALLAS -- (July 5, 2016) In the first week following the historic Brexit vote, new mortgage refinance activity soared to the highest level in more than four months as rates plunged.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Drops, Refis Most
DALLAS -- (June 27, 2016) As rates inched higher over the past week, new refinance activity tumbled. But recent developments in the United Kingdom are likely to reverse the latest activity.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Declines
DALLAS -- (June 20, 2016) Declining interest rates helped drive up refinance activity but weren't enough to lift the level of purchase financing. Government-insured business took a big hit.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Rises to 5-Week High
DALLAS -- (June 13, 2016) A retreat in interest rates on home loans had more loan originators locking in mortgage rates, with government-insured and purchase activity driving the gains.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down in Holiday Week
DALLAS -- (June 6, 2016) New mortgage business moved lower in the holiday week, with adjustable-rate mortgages leading the drop. Jumbo activity, however, was stronger.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Off as Rates Up
DALLAS -- (May 31, 2016) Interest rates on residential loans migrated solidly north this past week, driving down demand for home-loan refinances as well as for overall new mortgage activity.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Dips, ARMs Up
DALLAS -- (May 23, 2016) As new adjustable-rate and government-insured business moved higher, jumbo activity retreated. Overall mortgage business, however, was little changed.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down Despite Rate Drop
DALLAS -- (May 16, 2016) Originators weren't quite as busy in the week that included Mothers Day even though mortgage rates were lower.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Jumps to 1-Year High
DALLAS -- (May 9, 2016) As falling interest rates drove up refinance and jumbo business, overall new mortgage activity soared to the highest level in more than a year.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down on Refinances
DALLAS -- (May 2, 2016) New refinance business took a dive this past week, driving down overall new mortgage activity in the process. Adjustable-rate mortgage activity ascended, though.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Creeps Up, FHA Jumps
DALLAS -- (April 25, 2016) Weekly mortgage activity edged higher as demand for government-insured products strengthened. Government activity soared by more than half from a year ago.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Off, Jumbo Surges
DALLAS -- (April 18, 2016) Even though jumbo business leapt and was up for the third consecutive week, overall new mortgage activity turned lower last week.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Surges to 1-Year High
DALLAS -- (April 11, 2016) As fixed rates on residential loans sank to the lowest level since 2012, new mortgage business soared to the highest level in more than a year.

Refis Help Lift Weekly Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (April 4, 2016) A bump in refinance activity and a jump in jumbo mortgage business pushed up overall new home lending activity during the latest seven-day period.

Mortgage Daily Mortgage Employment Index Q4 2015
DALLAS -- (April 4, 2016) Quarterly layoffs outpaced hirings in real estate finance, with job losses accelerating over the prior quarter but slowing from a year earlier.

ARM, FHA, Purchase Biz up in Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (March 28, 2016) In what had been an otherwise quiet week, new purchase financing business jumped, though a more spectacular week-over-week improvement was noted in adjustable-rate and government-insured business.

Mortgage Daily 2015 Biggest Lender Ranking
DALLAS -- (March 28, 2016) Despite a weak final quarter, last year's home lending activity improved by nearly a third compared to 2014's mortgage production.

Refis Fail to Lift Weekly Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (March 21, 2016) A nice week-over-week gain in new refinance and jumbo business was offset but a decline in new adjustable-rate, purchase and government-insured business.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Fades on Rising Rates
DALLAS -- (March 14, 2016) The volatile jumbo category led a weekly decline in new mortgage activity as rates ascended. Adjustable-rate activity, however, accelerated.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Retreats, Jumbo Soars
DALLAS -- (March 7, 2016) Even though overall new mortgage business was weaker this past week, new purchase financing activity accelerated and the jumbo sector soared.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Bounces Up
DALLAS -- (Feb. 29, 2016) Another week-over-week improvement in home loan rates helped lift new mortgage activity from a holiday week slowdown. But even with the decline in fixed rates, adjustable-rate activity accelerated.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down in Holiday Week
DALLAS -- (Feb. 22, 2016) Led by jumbo activity, new mortgage business slowed during the holiday week. As refinance demand has increased, jumbo pricing has grown less attractive.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index at 10-Month High
DALLAS -- (Feb. 15, 2016) Plunging mortgages rates drove refinance activity to the highest level in more than a year -- leaving overall lending activity busier than it's been in 10 months.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Jumps to 9-Month High
DALLAS -- (Feb. 8, 2016) New mortgage activity leapt to the highest level in nine months as interest rates continued to improve. The impressive gain was fueled by a surge in refinance transactions, though jumbo activity also helped.

Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down, Jumbo Sinks
DALLAS -- (Feb. 1, 2016) New mortgage activity was slower last week, and jumbo business was out front of the deterioration. But government-insured volume managed a slight gain.

Jumbo Leads Lift in Weekly Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (Jan. 25, 2016) Preliminary residential lending activity was busier this past week, and it was the jumbo mortgage sector that was out front of the week-over-week gain.

Q3 Mortgage Employment Index Down, Wisconsin Leads
DALLAS -- (Jan. 25, 2016) Wisconsin led a quarterly contraction in mortgage staffing, though nearby Michigan had a healthy gain.

Refis Drive Up Weekly Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (Jan. 18, 2016) An improvement in the interest rates charged on home loans had existing borrowers rushing to lock in lower rates on prospective refinances.

Mortgage Market Index Bounces Up, Jumbo Leads
DALLAS -- (Jan. 11, 2016) New mortgage activity rebounded from the holiday week, and it was jumbo business that was out front of the gain.

Biggest Mortgage Originators, Servicers Q3 2015
DALLAS -- (Jan. 11, 2016) Mortgage firms saw quarterly volume slow as nonbanks continued to take market share from banks. One bank, however, grew its market share.

ARMs Surge As Mortgage Market Index at Record Low
DALLAS -- (Jan. 4, 2016) During the second week since the Federal Reserve lifted rates, mortgage activity was slower than it's been in at least six years, and adjustable-rate business surged.


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