South Carolina
Mortgage Loan Application
Totals and Details
in 2017

Find mortgage statistics for South Carolina.
Our lists allow you to explore the total number of mortgage applications and mortgage application details for 2003-2017 in all of South Carolina.
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 242,772
Total Mortgage Loan Application Amount $46,471,507,000
Average Mortgage Loan Application Amount $191,000
Highest Mortgage Loan Application Amount $120,000,000
Average Applicant Income $80,000
Highest Applicant Income $120,000,000

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 South Carolina, 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 South Carolina 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 150,785 $30,419,597,000 $201,000 $120,000,000 $80,000 $8,400,000
Refinancing 77,104 $14,793,581,000 $191,000 $45,183,000 $79,000 $120,000,000
Home Improvement 14,883 $1,258,329,000 $84,000 $28,000,000 $76,000 $4,260,000

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 149,599 $29,190,104,000 $195,000 $17,000,000 $94,000 $97,824,000
Black or African American 33,615 $4,270,625,000 $127,000 $1,770,000 $58,000 $120,000,000
Not applicable 24,211 $6,525,192,000 $269,000 $120,000,000 $11,000 $2,086,000
Not Provided 22,989 $4,304,051,000 $187,000 $6,829,000 $91,000 $7,608,000
Hispanic 7,062 $1,151,265,000 $163,000 $2,475,000 $69,000 $2,999,000
Asian 3,690 $784,076,000 $212,000 $2,525,000 $99,000 $1,450,000
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,221 $175,932,000 $144,000 $884,000 $68,000 $1,800,000
Native Hawaiin or Other Pacific Islander 385 $70,262,000 $182,000 $2,000,000 $77,000 $754,000

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) 156,163 $30,952,563,000 $198,000 $120,000,000 $96,000 $120,000,000
FHA-insured (Federal Housing Administration) 44,273 $6,936,488,000 $156,000 $33,530,000 $46,000 $97,824,000
VA-guaranteed (Veterans Administration) 34,605 $7,465,408,000 $215,000 $2,359,000 $59,000 $1,461,000
FSA/RHS (Farm Service Agency or Rural Housing Service) 7,731 $1,117,048,000 $144,000 $860,000 $33,000 $547,000

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 123,971 $26,059,804,000 $210,000 $45,183,000 $94,000 $97,824,000
Application Denied By Financial Institution 41,965 $5,630,894,000 $134,000 $17,899,000 $64,000 $6,000,000
Loan Purchased By The Institution 31,673 $6,282,663,000 $198,000 $1,997,000 $37,000 $2,086,000
Application Withdrawn By Applicant 25,986 $5,369,496,000 $206,000 $120,000,000 $93,000 $120,000,000
File Closed For Incompleteness 12,054 $1,836,321,000 $152,000 $30,000,000 $67,000 $3,854,000
Application Approved But Not Accepted 7,108 $1,289,964,000 $181,000 $10,793,000 $83,000 $3,165,000
Preapproval Approved but not Accepted 9 $1,624,000 $180,000 $344,000 $98,000 $160,000
Preapproval Denied by Financial Institution 6 $741,000 $123,000 $212,000 $61,000 $89,000

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
Credit History 8,377 $738,205,000 $88,000 $1,709,000 $62,000 $6,000,000
Debt-To-Income Ratio 6,039 $999,812,000 $165,000 $3,000,000 $57,000 $1,279,000
Collateral 3,756 $656,322,000 $174,000 $5,122,000 $92,000 $5,361,000
Credit Application Incomplete 2,757 $517,201,000 $187,000 $4,000,000 $87,000 $2,540,000
Other 2,139 $353,958,000 $165,000 $17,899,000 $83,000 $3,251,000
Unverifiable Information 678 $121,464,000 $179,000 $3,500,000 $96,000 $2,583,000
Insufficient Cash (Downpayment, Closing Cost) 635 $110,299,000 $173,000 $2,700,000 $75,000 $1,300,000
Employment History 405 $60,782,000 $150,000 $1,600,000 $59,000 $539,000
Mortgage Insurance Denied 27 $5,167,000 $191,000 $1,140,000 $101,000 $463,000
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Mortgage Loan Application Totals in 2017 by South Carolina 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
CHARLESTON-NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 48,261 $ 12,169,218,000 $ 252,000 $ 96,000
COLUMBIA, SC 38,751 $ 6,665,303,000 $ 172,000 $ 70,000
FLORENCE, SC 6,318 $ 852,395,000 $ 134,000 $ 61,000
GREENVILLE-ANDERSON-MAULDIN, SC 39,477 $ 7,282,237,000 $ 184,000 $ 77,000
HILTON HEAD ISLAND-BLUFFTON-BEAUFORT, SC 13,979 $ 3,625,085,000 $ 259,000 $ 118,000
MYRTLE BEACH-CONWAY-NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC-NC 22,592 $ 3,852,735,000 $ 170,000 $ 84,000
SPARTANBURG, SC 14,713 $ 2,240,577,000 $ 152,000 $ 61,000
SUMTER, SC 3,910 $ 499,559,000 $ 127,000 $ 57,000
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Mortgage Loan Application Totals in 2017 by South Carolina County

County Total Number of Mortgage Loan Applications Total Dollar Amount of Mortgage Loan Applications Average Mortgage Loan Application Amount Average Applicant Income
Abbeville 655 $ 70,055,000 $ 106,000 $ 53,000
Aiken 7,154 $ 1,205,791,000 $ 168,000 $ 64,000
Allendale 142 $ 9,363,000 $ 65,000 $ 53,000
Anderson 8,444 $ 1,293,802,000 $ 153,000 $ 65,000
Bamberg 285 $ 25,775,000 $ 90,000 $ 57,000
Barnwell 589 $ 55,044,000 $ 93,000 $ 47,000
Beaufort 12,685 $ 3,374,449,000 $ 266,000 $ 123,000
Berkeley 14,057 $ 2,758,788,000 $ 196,000 $ 70,000
Calhoun 460 $ 53,033,000 $ 115,000 $ 54,000
Charleston 23,921 $ 7,460,305,000 $ 311,000 $ 124,000
Cherokee 1,510 $ 162,418,000 $ 107,000 $ 53,000
Chester 965 $ 112,209,000 $ 116,000 $ 55,000
Chesterfield 1,184 $ 112,321,000 $ 94,000 $ 52,000
Clarendon 1,118 $ 127,480,000 $ 114,000 $ 61,000
Colleton 1,571 $ 191,355,000 $ 121,000 $ 68,000
Darlington 1,811 $ 202,987,000 $ 112,000 $ 58,000
Dillon 698 $ 59,941,000 $ 85,000 $ 44,000
Dorchester 10,410 $ 1,959,498,000 $ 188,000 $ 66,000
Edgefield 971 $ 153,741,000 $ 158,000 $ 65,000
Fairfield 712 $ 97,854,000 $ 137,000 $ 83,000
Florence 4,648 $ 658,111,000 $ 141,000 $ 61,000
Georgetown 2,971 $ 662,381,000 $ 222,000 $ 109,000
Greenville 24,143 $ 4,815,318,000 $ 199,000 $ 84,000
Greenwood 2,371 $ 313,999,000 $ 132,000 $ 58,000
Hampton 531 $ 41,462,000 $ 78,000 $ 52,000
Horry 22,663 $ 3,857,734,000 $ 170,000 $ 84,000
Jasper 1,391 $ 259,804,000 $ 186,000 $ 68,000
Kershaw 3,121 $ 460,883,000 $ 147,000 $ 61,000
Lancaster 5,078 $ 1,007,202,000 $ 198,000 $ 75,000
Laurens 2,420 $ 274,456,000 $ 113,000 $ 58,000
Lee 401 $ 38,330,000 $ 95,000 $ 46,000
Lexington 15,152 $ 2,560,541,000 $ 168,000 $ 73,000
Marion 808 $ 64,626,000 $ 79,000 $ 45,000
Marlboro 490 $ 37,224,000 $ 75,000 $ 47,000
McCormick 378 $ 62,941,000 $ 166,000 $ 77,000
Newberry 1,180 $ 165,859,000 $ 140,000 $ 65,000
Oconee 3,037 $ 586,250,000 $ 193,000 $ 91,000
Orangeburg 2,413 $ 261,109,000 $ 108,000 $ 57,000
Pickens 4,543 $ 904,211,000 $ 199,000 $ 72,000
Richland 18,835 $ 3,427,447,000 $ 181,000 $ 70,000
Saluda 566 $ 72,402,000 $ 127,000 $ 63,000
Spartanburg 14,167 $ 2,190,360,000 $ 154,000 $ 61,000
Sumter 3,945 $ 501,563,000 $ 127,000 $ 57,000
Union 562 $ 51,503,000 $ 91,000 $ 46,000
Williamsburg 710 $ 60,586,000 $ 85,000 $ 48,000
York 16,112 $ 3,575,393,000 $ 221,000 $ 82,000

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 SC.

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

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