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May Rate Locks Rise Slightly But Stay Slow

Average daily rate lock volumes increased by 4% in May from the previous month, according to Black Knight’s latest Mortgage Monitor report. So reports The Capitolist.

Black KnightWhile rate lock volumes rose 14% overall on the month, that was due to two extra business days. Purchase locks represented their highest share on record, at 88%, but they were still off 37% from a year ago and 29% from 2019.

“While May was an improvement over April, mortgage lending remains constrained, to say the least,” said Andy Walden, vice president of enterprise research and strategy at Black Knight.

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