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Volume 2014 - Number 46

December 4, 2014

Downloads Available: GSE Refinance Business - 2009-3Q14

Downloads Available: Top Purchase and Refinance Lenders - 9M14

Downloads Available: Agency Purchase-Mortgage Sellers - 9M14

Downloads Available: Agency Refinance-Mortgage Sellers - 9M14

Downloads Available: Top Lender Channel/Loan Purpose Detail - 9M14

Refinance Originations Gained Some Momentum In 3Q14 as Purchase Market Began to Cool

Mortgage lenders have been chasing purchase-mortgage business since the refinance market started to subside early in 2013, but the refi sector showed considerable strength during the third quarter of this year, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis. Refinance originations increased by 21.4 percent from the second quarter to the third, with an estimated $136 billion in production volume. At the same time, purchase-mortgage originations rose by just 5.6 percent, to an estimated $209 billion. Refi lending is...[Includes five data charts]

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