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News stories about Mortgage Originations

Jan 23, 2019  14:20 ET
Mortgage activity cools off
Mortgage application activity fell last week after rising steeply over the previous two weeks, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending Jan. 18, MBA’s composi...
Jan 17, 2019  16:30 ET
Realtors call for restart of the USDA-loan program
The National Association of Realtors called on the Trump administration this week to resume processing a growing backlog of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) home loans, which have been left in li...
Jan 17, 2019  10:25 ET
Key rate stays low over the week
Key rates remained stable in the week after falling the previous six weeks, Freddie Mac report. As of Thursday, the 30-year fixed rate remained at 4.45 percent, Freddie reported. The 15-...
Jan 16, 2019  9:00 ET
Mortgage activity heats up on lower rates
Mortgage applications surged for the second straight week on the lower rates, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending on Jan. 11, MBA’s composite index incre...
Jan 9, 2019  13:50 ET
Report: 550k more people have reason to refinance
The drop in mortgage rates returned roughly 550,000 borrowers to the pool of people who could benefit from a rate-driven refinance, according to Black Knight. As of Dec. 27, the 30-year ...
Jan 9, 2019  8:40 ET
Mortgage applications bounce back to begin 2019
Mortgage applications surged after the New Year’s holiday, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). For the week ending Jan. 4, MBA’s composite index was up nearly 25 percent...
Jan 3, 2019  14:40 ET
Mortgage rates dip to begin 2019
Mortgage rates began the year lower, according to Freddie Mac. As of Thursday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.51 percent, down four basis points. A year ago, the rate averaged 3.95 pe...
Jan 3, 2019  9:20 ET
Mortgage applications fall during holiday
Mortgage applications were down during the Christmas holiday week, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending Dec. 28, MBA’s adjusted applications index decline...
Dec 27, 2018  17:10 ET
FHFA: Home prices slightly gain steam
Home prices rose 0.3 percent in October and were up 5.7 percent annually, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported. The monthly gain was slightly higher than the 0.2 percent bump in Septemb...
Dec 20, 2018  13:40 ET
Key rates remain stable
Long-term fixed mortgage rates were essentially unchanged last week after falling steeply a week earlier, Freddie Mac reported. As of Thursday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.62 percen...
Dec 20, 2018  8:55 ET
Ellie: Adjustable rate mortgages gain popularity
Now that 30-year fixed mortgages have crossed into 5 percent territory, more borrowers are taking out adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), Ellie Mae reported. In November, the percentage sha...
Oct 9, 2018  11:25 ET
Mortgage-industry layoffs are picking up
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Movement Mortgage this month were the latest companies to announce layoffs of hundreds of mortgage workers due to a downturn in business. Many more people in the industr...
Oct 4, 2018  12:00 ET
MBA: Mortgage credit tightens in September
Mortgage credit tightened in September as availability for government loans declined to the lowest level since July 2015, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported. MBA’s composite index...
Sep 26, 2018  8:40 ET
Mortgage applications rise for second straight week
Mortgage applications were up for the second consecutive week as refinance and home purchase activity rose, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending Sept. 21,...
Sep 20, 2018  13:05 ET
Mortgage rates hit four-month high
The key 30-year fixed mortgage rate pushed to the highest level this week since May as rates moved higher for the fourth consecutive week, Freddie Mac reported.   As of Thursday, the 30-y...

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