St Louis Home Saw Second-Largest Decrease In Home Loan Originations Of Metro Areas In The U.S.

There were 2.71 million home loan originations during the first quarter of this year in the U.S., according to the U.S. Residential Property Mortgage Origination Report from ATTOM.  This is an 18% decline from the prior quarter, the largest quarterly decline since 2017  and marks the fourth straight quarterly decline in loan originations according to the report.

Refinancing saw a bigger decline than home purchases…

During the first quarter of this year there were 1,446,622 loans originated that were refinances of existing mortgages which is a decline of 21.7% from the prior quarter. There were 1,011,975 loans originated for home purchases during the quarter and this was down 18.3% from the prior quarter.

St Louis is the metro that saw the second-highest decline…

I according to the report the metro area with the largest quarterly decrees and loan origination’s for home purchases was Huntsville Alabama with a 61.3% decrease followed by St Louis Missouri with a 55.3% decrease.

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