Private Mortgage Insurance Activity

Insured Mortgage Loan Characteristics

Chart detailing underwriting and market characteristics of insured loans by insurance type and loan purpose. For each loan purpose (purchase, first-time homebuyer, refinance), chart provides volume, underwriting characteristics and market data by insurance type (private MI, FHA, VA, USDA rural). Underwriting characteristics are credit score, original loan-to-value, debt-to-income and loan size. Market data are market share and distribution (category's share of guarantor's total volume).

12M15 Data

3M15 Data

Trends in GSE MI-Insured Business

Chart details loan characteristics for MI-insured loans sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Provides volume, average loan size, average loan-to-value ratio, average FICO score and average debt-to-income ratio for purchase mortgage loans with and without mortgage insurance and refinance loans with and without mortgage insurance.

1Q13-3Q16 Data

3Q12-4Q13 Data


In 2016, what have you been paying your retail residential loan officers, on average, as a commission?

25 to 50 basis points per loan
51 to 75 bps
76 to 100 bps
101 to 150 bps
More than 150 bps
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