Refis and Purchasing Split Originations in July
Refinancing and home purchases had a nearly even share of mortgage originations in July. ICE Mortgage Technology said that 50 percent of closed loans during the month were purchase mortgages while 49 percent were for refinancing. Refinancing, however, continued to dominate the conventional market at 54 percent of those loans. The share among FHA loans was 22 percent and refis accounted for 32 percent of VA loans. The time to close a loan improved slightly from June to July. It took an average of 48 days on average, one day less than in June. The time to close a refinance dipped from 48 to 47 days and purchase loans took 48 days compared to 51 the previous month.
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