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[CHARTS] Notably fewer rejections for mortgage refis as credit profiles improve

Lower credit consumers stay away from rising interest rates
As interest rates continue to increase, mortgage refinance applications are decreasing. However, as the last few households rushed in to apply for a refi before rates increased further, rejection rates dropped. These charts from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York explain the latest trends in mortgage refinances.
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Ellie Mae: Interest rates on closed loans rise to 16-month high

Rising interest rates drove down refinance originations
The average interest rate for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to a 16-month high in February, according to the new data from Ellie Mae. The increase in interest rates depressed the refinance market, as the report showed that the share of purchase mortgages closed rose to 57% in February. That’s the largest that figure has been since July 2016.
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Home refi originations make final stand in Q4

Increase 20% as purchase originations drop
Refinance originations increased annually in the fourth quarter even as purchase originations saw a decline. As interest rates increase and refinaces begin to dwindle, the fourth-quarter increase could be the final stand for refis.
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Refinance well drying up? Rising interest rates shrink pool of eligible borrowers, again

New Black Knight report shows impact of another week of higher rates
A recent report from Black Knight Financial Services showed that the pool of borrowers who had incentive to refinance shrank over the last several weeks as mortgage interest rates rose above 4%. Now, thanks to another increase in interest rates last week, the pool of borrowers with incentive to refinance is now even smaller.
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Airbnb causes confusion in refi market

Lenders unsure how to classify Airbnb homes
Airbnb is in the news again, this time causing confusion in the refinance market. As Airbnb blends traditional homes with commercial investment, it can cross many lines, and be difficult for lenders to define.
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