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Refi Share of Closed Loans Rose 7 bp in January

Posted To: MND NewsWire

Ice Mortgage Technology (formerly Ellie Mae) said that closed loans continued show declining note rates in January, dropping from an average of 2.93 percent in December to 2.88 percent. The decline occurred across all loan types. The 30-year rate on conventional loans dropped to 2.91 percent from 2.96 percent and the 30-year rate on FHA loans declined by 8 basis points to 2.86 percent. The VA rate averaged 2.60 percent compared to 2.66 percent the prior month. As rates retreated, the percentage of refinances continued to increase , the ICE Mortgage Origination Report said, representing 67 percent of closed loans, up from 60 percent in December 2020. The refinance share varied among lenders, from 74 percent for conventional loans, to 36 percent for VA loans, and 24 percent for FHA. The FHA refi…(read more)

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