FHA Activity Up as Mortgage Market Index Off
DALLAS -- (Jan. 26, 2015) Activity on prospective new mortgages declined this past week. But one category, loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration, moved higher.
Weekly Mortgage Market Index Highest Since 2013
DALLAS -- (Jan. 19, 2015) New mortgage business soared to the highest level since the summer of 2013 as rates continued to retreat. Government-insured activity led the charge.
Weekly Mortgage Market Index Surges on Rates
DALLAS -- (Jan. 12, 2015) Refinances were out front of a weekly surge in new mortgage business that had overall activity at the highest level since October. Behind the surge were the lowest rates since May.
Mortgage Market Index Off From 1st Week of 2014
DALLAS -- (Jan. 5, 2015) Although mortgage business picked up between Christmas and New Years, activity still lagged the first week of last year.
Mortgage Market Index Drops from 2013
DALLAS -- (Dec. 29, 2014) While a decline in mortgage business was to be expected from the Christmas holiday, activity was also down from the same week last year. Rising rates might have played a role in the drop.
Refis Up, Purchases Off in Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (Dec. 22, 2014) A week-over-week decline in purchase financing activity was met by an increase in refinancing business. Interest rates, meanwhile, sank.
Weekly Mortgage Market Index Rises, Jumbo Jumps
DALLAS -- (Dec. 15, 2014) Mortgage activity moved higher this past week, and jumbo mortgage business was out front of the overall acceleration.
Biggest Mortgage Lenders and Mortgage Servicers
DALLAS -- (Dec. 8, 2014) Residential lenders lifted loan originations in the third quarter from the prior period but fell short of their year-earlier levels. There was a new No. 4 lender and No. 4 servicer.
Weekly Mortgage Market Index Rebounds from Holiday
DALLAS -- (Dec. 8, 2014) New mortgage activity came roaring back from the holiday week. Refinances led the week-over-week recovery, while jumbo business has more than quintupled on a year-over-year basis.
Weekly Mortgage Market Index Down in Holiday Week
DALLAS -- (Dec. 1, 2014) Mortgage activity slowed heading into the holiday weekend, though there was an up tick from the same week last year. Jumbo business, however, has nearly tripled from a year earlier, while adjustable-rate activity more than tripled.