Refis Dominated April Closings as Lenders Tackle Constant Changes

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Interest rates on closed loans continued to decline in April, falling from 3.65 percent in March to 3.48 percent according to the Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae. That prompted another surge in refinancing , with that portion of originations jumping from 55 percent in March to 65 percent. The refinancing share of conventional loans also rose 10 percentage points to 73 percent. The share of conventional loans also surged , from 76 percent to 81 percent and continuing a trend that began in January. Conventional loans accounted for 71 percent of originations that month. The April share of FHA loans dropped 3 points to 10 percent in April and the VA share dipped to 1 point to 6 percent. The time to close all loans increased from 40 to 42 days, although refinancing time lengthened by four…(read more)

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