Posted To: MND NewsWireThe share of closed loans originated for home purchase continues to inch higher. Ellie Mae, in its September Origination Insight Report , says that share jumped from 68 percent in August to 71 percent . The upward trend in purchasing was most pronounced for FHA loans where the share rose 5 percentage points to 83 percent. For Conventional loans the share moved to 69 percent from 66 percent while there was only a 1-point increase in the VA share, to 73 percent. The distribution of loans did shift slightly for the first time in months. The VA and FHA shares of closed loans remained at 10 and 20 percent respectively but the Conventional shared dipped by 1 point to 65 percent. The share of adjustable rate mortgages (ARMS) increased to 7.2 percent from 6.6 percent in August. “We see refinances remain…(read more)Forward this article via email: Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.