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Ellie Mae report shows continued transition into purchase-driven market

Purchases outpacing refinances again
Ben Lane
As interest rates slowly tick up, purchase originations are now again outpacing refinance originations, according to a new report from Ellie Mae. Here's a look at Ellie Mae's data.
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RealtyTrac: Mortgage lending rose 17% in first quarter

Low interest rates lead to big jump in refinances
Ben Lane
Thanks in large part to the continually low interest rate, mortgage originations rose 17% year-over-year in the first quarter, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. Unsurprisingly, refinances led the way. Here's how it all broke down.
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Impac comes roaring back

Stock soars on earnings news
Ben Lane
A tremendously positive earnings report sent Impac Mortgage Holdings’ stock soaring on Friday. The company isn't back to its pre-crisis heights, but it's on its way.
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Impac first-quarter origination volume skyrockets 106%

Acquisition of CashCall boosts profits
Brena Swanson
Impac mortgage turned around its financial situation in its latest first-quarter earnings report. Key drivers of the growth? For starters, higher origination volume.
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Good news! Closing a mortgage still makes money

Origination volumes rise, but profits are down slightly
Ben Lane
Breathe easy everyone. Originating a mortgage is still a profitable endeavor. But it wasn't always this way.
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D+H moves mortgage lending to the cloud

Provides seamless origination experience for lenders
Levi Shultz
The integration will enable lenders to access Optimal Blue product and pricing functionality without leaving the Mortgagebot environment.
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Low interest rates drive refinances to six-month high

Interest rates fall again
Ben Lane
"Low rates are creating opportunities for homeowners to either lower their payments or capitalize on their homes’ equity," said Jonathan Corr, president and COO of Ellie Mae.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise above 4%

Second week of consecutive increases
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates edged higher for the second consecutive week, slowly moving away from October’s yearly lows. The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage officially increased back above 4% and averaged 4.02%.
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Ellie Mae’s earnings overcome mortgage industry declines

AllRegs buy will reflect on next quarter's results
Brena Swanson
“Revenue grew 30% over last year’s third quarter to a record $42.8 million, despite a 27% decline in industry mortgage origination volume, and our active user base crossed the 100,000 mark for the first time,” said Sig Anderman, CEO of Ellie Mae.
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KBW: Here’s where mortgage earnings fell short

Future looks a little better
Brena Swanson
Now that the majority of mortgage bank earnings are in, the results are nowhere close to last year’s record levels. Here’s a chart of exactly where earnings missed the mark.
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