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Ellie Mae: Average closing times now sit at lowest level in two years

Purchase market heats up
The average time to close a loan spent a lot of 2016 fluctuating around the high 40s, but this is no longer the case. The survey found that the average time now sits at the lowest level in two years. The report also found that the purchase market is heating up, as March ushers in the start of the spring home-buying season.
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MBA: Refinance applications fall to eight-year low

Mortgage applications fall back for second straight week
The share of mortgage applications for refinances just fell to a level not seen since October 2008, new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed. According to the MBA’s latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, the refinance share of mortgage activity declined to 44% percent of total applications, the lowest that figure has been in more than eight years.
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MBA: Mortgage applications reverse course, fall

30-year fixed-rate mortgage stays frozen
Mortgage applications reversed course and dipped slightly from the previous week due to a drop in both purchase and refinance applications. Meanwhile, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a conforming loan balance managed to stay the same.
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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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MBA: Mortgage applications continue to decline

Refinance demand drops to another record low
This week’s mortgage application data looked similar to the previous week’s report as applications fell once again due to a drop in refinance demand. This time around the refinance share of mortgage activity sank even lower, falling to the lowest level since November 2008.
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