Loan Origination Software Key to Handling Mortgage Application Surge
Despite an economy still weakened by COVID-19, mortgage applications have increased dramatically due to record low interest rates. In early September, Freddie Mac reported that the average 30-year interest rate fell to a record low of 2.91% with the 15-year rate clocking in at an even lower 2.46%. Fannie Mae estimates that this will drive the mortgage market to $3.14 trillion this year, the highest since 2003. 2021 could potentially see even higher volumes as rates are expected to drop as low as 2.8%.
The right loan origination software (LOS) enables lenders to efficiently handle the mortgage application surge. By taking full advantage of functionality in a LOS and automating origination processes, lenders can save staff time, allowing staff to process more loans per month. Lenders should choose loan origination software that increases efficiency through seamless integrations with other mortgage software.
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