Markets & Economy

Daily market update: March 6, 2017

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Mortgage rates:

 

Home equity rates:

Most recent market news:

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Rate:

  • The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.10 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending March 2, 2017.
  • This is down from last week when it averaged 4.16 percent.
  • A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.64 percent.

Ellie Mae’s Millennial Tracker data for January 2017:

  • Millennial borrowers for new home purchases accounted for 84 percent of closed loans according in January 2017.
  • In December, 82 percent of closed mortgages were for new home purchases, up from 77 percent from August through November.
  • It took millennials an average 49 days to close on their loans in January, a day longer than in November and December

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  • More than 1.7 million (1,748,177) loans were originated on U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) in Q4 2016, down 15 percent from the previous quarter but up 2 percent from 2015.
  • More than 7.3 million loans were originated in 2016, up 2 percent from 2015 to the highest total since 2013.
  • Total dollar volume of loan originations in the fourth quarter increased 8 percent from a year ago to more than $461 billion ($461,291,961,501).

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