Massachusetts
Mortgage Loan Application
Totals and Details
in 2017

Find mortgage statistics for Massachusetts.
Our lists allow you to explore the total number of mortgage applications and mortgage application details for 2003-2017 in all of Massachusetts.
You can organize this information by metropolitan area and by county.

Years 2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  
Total Number of Mortgage Applications 282,546
Total Mortgage Loan Application Amount $94,016,296,000
Average Mortgage Loan Application Amount $332,000
Highest Mortgage Loan Application Amount $1,485,000,000
Average Applicant Income $121,000
Highest Applicant Income $219,000,000

We provide overall totals and averages for each year, as well as highest application amount and the income of the highest applicant.
If you are looking for a mortgage or lending statistics in Massachusetts, these numbers will give you an idea of what to expect as you begin to look for a lender.

These lists are also able to be organized by various details about Mortgage Loan Applications for each year, with categories such as loan purpose, race of mortgage applicant, loan type, the outcome of the application, and reason for denial.

Each category breaks down the total number of mortgage applications, the total dollar amount for those applications, the average mortgage amount, and the highest mortgage within that category. You can also look at information regarding the average income of the mortgage applicants and the highest income of the mortgage applicants. If you're looking for a certain type of mortgage, these numbers will give you a better gauge of what to expect in various situations.

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Mortgage Loan Application Detail Totals for Massachusetts in 2017

Loan Purpose

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
Home Purchase 138,862 $52,317,517,000 $376,000 $128,000,000 $127,000 $219,000,000
Refinancing 111,314 $36,310,874,000 $326,000 $1,485,000,000 $115,000 $11,776,000
Home Improvement 32,370 $5,387,905,000 $166,000 $41,500,000 $120,000 $8,750,000

Applicant Race

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
White 178,241 $54,264,393,000 $304,000 $15,400,000 $136,000 $19,992,000
Not Provided 31,986 $11,678,813,000 $365,000 $1,485,000,000 $148,000 $219,000,000
Not applicable 27,260 $14,091,578,000 $516,000 $135,750,000 $16,000 $5,604,000
Hispanic 16,300 $4,391,659,000 $269,000 $3,000,000 $86,000 $4,322,000
Asian 16,200 $6,167,197,000 $380,000 $4,960,000 $145,000 $4,350,000
Black or African American 11,358 $3,129,919,000 $275,000 $3,500,000 $94,000 $5,051,000
American Indian or Alaskan Native 828 $192,896,000 $232,000 $1,600,000 $94,000 $1,166,000
Native Hawaiin or Other Pacific Islander 373 $99,841,000 $267,000 $1,100,000 $107,000 $720,000

Loan Type

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
Conventional (any loan other than FHA, VA, FSA, or RHS loans) 230,336 $78,875,114,000 $342,000 $1,485,000,000 $134,000 $219,000,000
FHA-insured (Federal Housing Administration) 37,565 $10,773,391,000 $286,000 $50,568,000 $61,000 $2,182,000
VA-guaranteed (Veterans Administration) 12,915 $3,991,551,000 $309,000 $1,808,000 $74,000 $1,942,000
FSA/RHS (Farm Service Agency or Rural Housing Service) 1,730 $376,240,000 $217,000 $474,000 $46,000 $315,000

Outcome

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
Loan Originated 162,474 $55,997,172,000 $344,000 $135,750,000 $136,000 $11,003,000
Loan Purchased By The Institution 41,732 $15,021,126,000 $359,000 $1,485,000,000 $73,000 $6,620,000
Application Denied By Financial Institution 31,855 $8,067,183,000 $253,000 $19,521,000 $98,000 $11,776,000
Application Withdrawn By Applicant 28,730 $9,435,269,000 $328,000 $68,250,000 $140,000 $219,000,000
File Closed For Incompleteness 11,988 $3,610,732,000 $301,000 $128,000,000 $111,000 $4,322,000
Application Approved But Not Accepted 5,476 $1,797,773,000 $328,000 $28,667,000 $128,000 $7,347,000
Preapproval Approved but not Accepted 192 $67,482,000 $351,000 $1,120,000 $111,000 $501,000
Preapproval Denied by Financial Institution 99 $19,559,000 $197,000 $640,000 $68,000 $298,000

Denial Reason

Total Number of Mortgage Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Amount Highest Mortgage Loan Amount Average Applicant Income Highest Applicant Income
Debt-To-Income Ratio 5,740 $1,512,378,000 $263,000 $6,400,000 $77,000 $1,319,000
Credit History 4,570 $832,323,000 $182,000 $4,340,000 $94,000 $4,200,000
Collateral 3,431 $993,244,000 $289,000 $4,500,000 $131,000 $5,560,000
Credit Application Incomplete 2,352 $676,212,000 $287,000 $4,200,000 $122,000 $4,000,000
Other 1,818 $437,037,000 $240,000 $13,974,000 $112,000 $2,677,000
Unverifiable Information 603 $184,034,000 $305,000 $3,600,000 $124,000 $1,400,000
Insufficient Cash (Downpayment, Closing Cost) 547 $182,908,000 $334,000 $1,895,000 $110,000 $788,000
Employment History 285 $78,125,000 $274,000 $1,600,000 $90,000 $600,000
Mortgage Insurance Denied 27 $4,782,000 $177,000 $605,000 $83,000 $158,000
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Mortgage Loan Application Totals in 2017 by Massachusetts Metropolitan Area

Metro Area Total Number of Mortgage Loan Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Application Amount Average Applicant Income
BARNSTABLE TOWN, MA 14,532 $ 4,627,993,000 $ 318,000 $ 158,000
BOSTON, MA 81,716 $ 31,901,279,000 $ 390,000 $ 135,000
CAMBRIDGE-NEWTON-FRAMINGHAM, MA 95,925 $ 36,525,483,000 $ 380,000 $ 129,000
PITTSFIELD, MA 4,610 $ 835,633,000 $ 181,000 $ 101,000
SPRINGFIELD, MA 21,546 $ 3,801,666,000 $ 176,000 $ 77,000
WORCESTER, MA-CT 35,986 $ 8,033,796,000 $ 223,000 $ 93,000
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Mortgage Loan Application Totals in 2017 by Massachusetts County

County Total Number of Mortgage Loan Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Application Amount Average Applicant Income
Barnstable 14,533 $ 4,628,639,000 $ 318,000 $ 158,000
Berkshire 4,611 $ 835,703,000 $ 181,000 $ 101,000
Bristol 23,005 $ 5,471,146,000 $ 237,000 $ 86,000
Dukes 1,294 $ 798,320,000 $ 616,000 $ 304,000
Essex 35,460 $ 11,303,656,000 $ 318,000 $ 111,000
Franklin 2,643 $ 393,442,000 $ 148,000 $ 77,000
Hampden 16,150 $ 2,734,619,000 $ 169,000 $ 71,000
Hampshire 5,397 $ 1,067,048,000 $ 197,000 $ 95,000
Middlesex 60,472 $ 25,306,710,000 $ 418,000 $ 140,000
Nantucket 922 $ 1,027,504,000 $ 1,114,000 $ 505,000
Norfolk 30,047 $ 12,212,783,000 $ 406,000 $ 148,000
Plymouth 27,726 $ 8,101,006,000 $ 292,000 $ 107,000
Suffolk 23,972 $ 12,003,575,000 $ 500,000 $ 151,000
Worcester 35,993 $ 8,036,153,000 $ 223,000 $ 93,000

We hope these totals and details for mortgage applications will give you a better idea of what to expect when applying for a mortgage.
Whether you are looking for a home loan, for home financing or refinancing, or for home improvement loan statistics, we have the information you need.
These mortgage application stats give you everything you need to know as you start your search for the best mortgage lender in MA.

If you prefer, you can download a copy of the entire list of mortgage lenders in Massachusetts, and search similar information back through 2003.

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