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VOL. 129 | NO. 136 | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

June Mortgage Total Improves 17 Percent

By Andy Meek

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June 2014 was a better month for mortgage activity than the same month in 2013.

Total volume rose 17 percent to almost $175 million last month, up from almost $149 million a year ago, according to Chandler Reports.

There were 933 mortgages made last month, a 15 percent increase from the 810 in June 2013. And the average mortgage amount was $187,440 last month, up from $183,773 in June 2013.

Last month’s totals also represent gains over all three mortgage metrics in the previous month. May 2014 saw 685 mortgages in Shelby County, with an average mortgage of $173,674 and total volume of almost $119 million.

The top lenders last month were Magna Bank, with 74 mortgages; Community Mortgage Corp., with 65 mortgages; Patriot Bank, with 55 mortgages; and BancorpSouth, with 42 mortgages.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 368 16,413
MORTGAGES 66 422 21,432
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 76 4,266
BUILDING PERMITS 176 877 39,378
BANKRUPTCIES 60 294 15,542
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 98 5,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 69 423 23,573
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 95 5,035

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