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VOL. 128 | NO. 10 | Tuesday, January 15, 2013

December Mortgages Up 34 Percent

By Andy Meek

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Much like the fourth quarter, December was also an especially strong period for local mortgage activity.

From December 2011 to December 2012, total mortgage volume climbed 34 percent. December 2012 mortgages totaled a little more than $94 million, up from the nearly $70 million in December 2011.

There were 599 mortgages made in December 2012, a 25 percent increase from the 480 in December 2011. The average mortgage amount was $157,047, up from the $145,737 in December 2011.

The top lenders in December 2012 were Community Mortgage Corp. with 54 mortgages, Magna Bank with 37 mortgages, Wells Fargo with 34 mortgages and Patriot Bank with 33 mortgages.

Chandler Reports is a division of The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 78 215 4,981
MORTGAGES 96 322 6,548
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 38 1,517
BUILDING PERMITS 223 541 11,800
BANKRUPTCIES 84 203 5,162
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 65 2,001
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 124 351 6,815
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 65 1,406

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