Residential Loan Originations Increase 17 % In Q1 From A Year Ago Despite 6 % Drop From Previous Quarter

IRVINE, Calif. – May 14, 2015 — RealtyTrac® (, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its Q1 2015 U.S. Residential Loan Origination Report, which shows that 1,551,865 loans were originated on single family homes and condos in the first quarter, down 6 percent from the previous quarter but up 17 percent from a