May Origination Insight Report From Ellie Mae Sees Purchase Percentage of Closed Loans Reach Its Highest Point Since Ellie Mae Began Report
In May, the 30-year interest rate continued to rise to a new high at
4.84 percent, up from 4.79 percent the month prior. The percentage of
Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) held at 6.6 percent for the second
month, the highest since
“The start to the summer home buying season is in full swing and while
inventories remain tight, we’re seeing an increasing percentage of
purchase loans,” said
Other statistics of note in May included:
- The percentage of refinances decreased across the board with FHA refinances dropping from 22 percent in April to 20 percent in May. Conventional refinances dropped from 38 percent in April to 34 percent in May. VA Refinances dropped from 27 percent in April to 25 percent in May.
- The time to close all loans held steady across the board with time to close all loans at 41 days for the third month.
- Overall FICO scores increased slightly for the fourth consecutive month to 724. LTV remained at 79 and DTI remained at 26/39.
The Origination Insight Report mines data from a robust sampling of approximately 80 percent of all mortgage applications that were initiated on the Encompass® all-in-one mortgage management solution. Ellie Mae believes the Origination Insight Report is a strong proxy of the underwriting standards employed by lenders across the country.
In addition to the Origination Insight Report, Ellie Mae also distributes data from its monthly Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker on the first Wednesday of each month. The Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker focuses on mortgage applications submitted by borrowers born between the years 1980 and 1999.
MONTHLY ORIGINATION OVERVIEW FOR MAY 2018
|May 2018*||Apr. 2018*||6 Months Ago
|1 Year Ago
|Days to Close|
|Percentage of ARM and Fixed Loan Volume|
*All references to months should be read as month ended.
PROFILES OF CLOSED LOANS FOR MAY 2018
|Closed First-Lien Loans
|FICO Score (FICO)||724|
More information and analysis of closed and denied loans 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—or the
About the Ellie Mae Origination Insight Report
The Origination Insight Report focuses on loans that closed in a specific month and compares their characteristics to similar loans. 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 non-qualification.
The Origination Insight Report details aggregated anonymized data pulled from Ellie Mae’s Encompass origination platform.
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