Where did people buy houses in 2016?

The numbers behind Guaranteed Rate’s success

Guaranteed Rate was founded and continues to thrive in Chicago. Naturally, the state with the most funded volume in 2016 is Illinois, with more than $6.88 billion in combined purchase and refinance loans. California comes in second place with $3.93 billion funded, and Massachusetts third at $3.04 billion.

Source: Guaranteed Rate’s funded loan data, 2016

 

Illinois also leads the way in funded volume for home purchases with $3.55 billion. Massachusetts and California flip-flop here, with the East Coast nudging the West Coast for second place, $1.78 billion to $1.4 billion. 

Source: Guaranteed Rate’s funded loan data, 2016

 

For refinance volume, Illinois again takes the top spot at $3.32 billion. California establishes itself as the next biggest refi market by far, outpacing Massachusetts nearly two to one, $2.49 billion to $1.25 billion.

Source: Guaranteed Rate’s funded loan data, 2016

 

In Nebraska, Indiana, Tennessee and Pennsylvania, many more people are buying homes than refinancing. Maine and Florida also show significantly more purchase than refinancing activity.

Source: Guaranteed Rate’s funded loan data, 2016

 

2016 was a record year for Guaranteed Rate. The company funded over $22.8 billion in mortgage loans for the year, marking a 23% jump from 2015 and a 84% surge over two years.

Source: Guaranteed Rate’s funded loan data, 2016

 

Over three years, the number of loan officers at Guaranteed Rate who funded over $50 million went from 34 to 105.

Source: Guaranteed Rate’s funded loan data, 2016

 

Over three years, the number of loan officers at Guaranteed Rate who funded over $100 million went from 6 to 33.

Source: Guaranteed Rate’s funded loan data, 2016

 

Guaranteed Rate’s overall purchase to refinance ratio is consistently 1:1 or above, demonstrating a high diversity of customers and mortgage products.

Source: Guaranteed Rate’s funded loan data, 2016

 

Guaranteed Rate’s customer satisfaction rating has been at least 93% for several years.

 

 

Data pulled from Guaranteed Rate’s Customer Satisfaction surveys (2010-YTD 2016)

 

 


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