Biggest Mortgage Lenders in Q2 2014
DALLAS -- (Aug. 19, 2014) Home lenders saw a healthy quarter-over-quarter increase in mortgage production -- with some companies making bigger gains than others. There was jockeying for position among the top-10 players.
Falling Rates Fail to Lift Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (Aug. 18, 2014) Even as fixed mortgage rates dipped below 4.5 percent, a resurgence remained illusive. Adjustable-rate mortgages delivered the weakest performance.
Lower Rates Push Weekly Mortgage Market Index Up
DALLAS -- (Aug. 11, 2014) Prompted by declining rates -- refinances and adjustable-rate mortgages led an increase in weekly mortgage activity. Purchase financing, however, didn't fare quite so well.
Rates Restrain Weekly Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (Aug. 4, 2014) Deterioration in fixed rates helped keep new mortgage activity from improving last week. Jumbo business was the worst performer as jumbo rates lost some of their edge.
Mortgage Market Index Slips
DALLAS -- (July 28, 2014) Adjustable-rate mortgages were out front of a weekly decline in new mortgage activity. More competitive jumbo rates weren't enough to boost jumbo activity.
Mortgage Market Index Rises 2 Weeks in a Row
DALLAS -- (July 21, 2014) Home loan rates and mortgage business improved last week, and jumbo activity was out front as jumbo rates dug deeper below their conforming counterparts.
Mortgage Market Index Rebounds from Holiday
DALLAS -- (July 14, 2014) New mortgage business rebounded following Independence Day, and it was inquiries for adjustable-rate mortgages and refinances that had the biggest bounce.
Mortgage Market Index Tumbles in Holiday Week
DALLAS -- (July 7, 2014) As loan originators wound down activity going into the fourth of July, refinances took the biggest hit. Also putting a damper on business were slightly higher interest rates.
Refis Moderate Drop in Weekly Mortgage Market Index
DALLAS -- (June 30, 2014) Overall mortgage business was mostly flat ahead of the holiday week as an up tick in refinance activity offset a drop in most other categories. Mortgage rates improved, with jumbo rates seeing the biggest reduction.
Weekly Mortgage Market Index Dips, ARMs Lead Drop
DALLAS -- (June 23, 2014) While mortgage activity was little changed this past week, the number of prospective borrowers seeking adjustable rate mortgages moved lower.