Share of Purchase Loans Rises to Its Highest Level; Time to
MONTHLY ORIGINATION OVERVIEW FOR
|6 Months Ago|
|1 Year Ago|
|Days to Close|
|ARMs vs. Fixed / Length / Rate|
|15 Year %||8.9%||9.0%||15.0%||15.5%|
*All references to months should be read as month ended.
PROFILES OF CLOSED AND DENIED LOANS FOR
Closed First-Lien Loans
|FICO Score (FICO)||727||689|
More information and analysis of closed and deniedloans by loan purpose and investor are available in the full report at http://www.elliemae.com/about-us/news-reports/ellie-mae-reports/.
To get a meaningful view of lender pull-through, Ellie Mae reviewed a sampling of loan applications initiated 90 days prior (i.e., the
“The purchase market continued to climb in July with the share of closed purchase loans reaching 67 percent, the highest percentage since we began tracking this data in August 2011,” said
Corr added, “The average 30-year rate for all loans declined once again to its lowest level of 2014: 4.388 percent in July, down from 4.421 percent in
“The average FICO score fell one point to 727 in July, reversing a four-month trend. A further sign of easing: 32 percent of closed loans had an average FICO score under 700 last month compared to 25 percent in July 2013.”
About the Ellie Mae Origination Insight Report
In 2013, approximately 3.5 million loan applications ran through Ellie Mae's Encompass mortgage management solution. The Origination Insight Report mines its application data from a robust sampling of approximately 57 percent of all mortgage applications that were initiated on the Encompass origination platform. Given the size of this sample and Ellie Mae’s market share, the Company believes the Origination Insight Report is a strong proxy of the underwriting standards that are being employed by lenders across the country.
The Origination Insight Report focuses on loans that closed or were denied in a specific month and compares their characteristics to similar loans that closed or were denied three and six months earlier. The closing rate is calculated on a 90-day cycle rather than on a monthly basis because most loan applications typically take one and a half to two months from application to closing. Loans that do not close could still be active applications or applications withdrawn by consumers or denied for incompleteness or nonqualification.
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