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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 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 83 4,511
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 305 25,174
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 96 5,381

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