Mortgage Lock Volumes Jumped 7% Last Month

Mortgage rate lock volumes jumped nearly 7% in May despite rates moving very little. Mortgage Capital Trading’s (MCT) latest report revealed that mortgage lock volume increased 6.78% month-over-month in May. Rates have been the primary influence on mortgage activity this year. MCT says the industry is monitoring economic data to see what decisions the Federal Reserve will make in the future. “The next couple of months will be key from a data standpoint as the Federal Reserve looks for a trend of inflation heading towards the goal of two percent. Considering the Nonfarm Payroll number that just came out, setting a trend is going to take more time,” said Andrew Rhodes, Senior Director and Head of Trading at MCT. “We’re…