During the week that included Independence Day, new mortgage activity significantly declined. A substantial drop from a year earlier was also recorded. Jumbo business, however, mostly held up.
As of the week ended July 7, the Mortgage Market Index from Mortgage Daily, which provides insight into upcoming originations based or rate-lock volume by clients of OpenClose, was 107.
That turned out to be the lowest level for the index, which is not adjusted to account for seasonal factors, since the week ended Jan. 6, 2017.
Source: Mortgage Daily